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briox May 21, 2010 04:27 AM

I am looking for a place to buy a chocolate pie for my birthday. I asked my husband for a chocolate silk pie, and neither of us has any clue where to find one.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    hjacmc May 24, 2010 03:46 PM

    If you just happen to be making a trip anywhere near Alexandria you could always stop by Lea's in LeCompte. They have the best assortment of pies I've ever seen anywhere, and oh, are they good!

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      Hungry Celeste May 24, 2010 01:30 PM

      Try Flour Power in Chalmette: 2101 Paris Rd, (504) 276-9095
      And perhaps Maurice's Bakery will do it by special request. I'd also call Chez Pierre in Kenner and ask nicely for a chocolate silk pie: I really like CP's chocolate cream pie, as the filling has good choco flavor (as opposed to just being brown). 2211 Veterans Memorl Blvd in Kenner, (504) 467-3176
      Also try the Cake Cafe in the Marigny, 2440 Chartres St, 943-0010. Not sure if pies are standard there, but again, by special request, a pie might be possible.

      Eons ago, a pastry/coffee shop was in the storefront on Magazine where Nirvana is now located; that's probably the last place in town I saw chocolate silk pie for sale in NOLA. Funny how some desserts just don't seem to catch on, while others (cupcakes, for example) ride waves of popularity into near ubiquity.

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        Littleman May 23, 2010 06:52 PM

        Here's a good tip. I'm kind of tight with the Maire D at Brennans but I can't find his card. I think his first name is Jorge. He's a short kind of heavy set nice guy. They will make anything you want to take out. I have picked up gumbo for years to take home. Give them a call and see if you can get one of their pies. Good luck.

        CREOLE CHOCOLATE SUICIDE CAKE

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          Littleman May 23, 2010 05:33 PM

          Just kidding of course but this link has about 15 of the best pies in the South, none in NOLA but one in Monroe. I know your sweet husband does not want to drive to Monroe but good luck. I thought you would enjoy the pie reading.

          http://www.southernliving.com/travel/...

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            midcity May 23, 2010 12:14 PM

            I'm not sure, but I think I've seen chocolate silk-like pies at the bakery at Whole Foods.

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              JazzyB May 21, 2010 06:10 AM

              If you can't find one, they are incredibly easy to make.
              http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/French-S...

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                briox May 23, 2010 05:45 AM

                Yes, and I do love cooking. My husband, on the other hand very much wants to buy one since it'll be for my b-day and he is intimidated about making it.

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