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Jul 1, 2010 12:39 PM

Ollallieberrie Pie at Jongewaard's Bake N Broil

I went to Jongewaard's for lunch planning to have my customary lemon lush pie to accompany their excellent hamburger when my curiousity for their ollallieberrie pie was piqued. What a revelation. I found out these sweet delicate berries have a 6 week growing season in Northern California and Oregon and do not travel. I guess I won't expect to see them in local supermarkets. Anyone out there have favorite ollallieberrie pies in other places. I heard Pie N Burger also makes this pie.

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  1. Polly's Pies also makes them.

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    1. re: OCAnn

      Great minds think alkie OCAnn ;-)

      1. re: OCAnn

        Tell no one but I make my own with the berries we pick in our back yard. (Shhhhhhh!)

        1. re: Steve2 in LA

          To quote from Life of Brian

          "You ba@^%d you lucky lucky ba@^%d!"

        2. re: OCAnn

          Yikes...I stopped by my local Polly's (b/c this thread got me craving for some olallieberry pie!) and they're not carrying them "anymore". =( Check w/your local Polly's before you go.

        3. Ogawak
          The ollallieberrie pie at Pie & Burger is very good. Polly's Pies also has it this time of year

          Juciy berries yummy

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          1. re: SeaCook

            I plan to hit Pie N Burger soon. Thanks for the rec

          2. A word of warning. Pie N Burger did not get a shipment of ollallieberries this year, thus no ollallieberry pies. They still have other pies, though, so not a wasted trip.

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            1. re: Ogawak

              "They still have other pies, though, so not a wasted trip."

              Not a wasted trip, indeed, Ogawak. The other day I had an outstanding piece of PnB coconut meringue pie -- about four inches of substantial, moist meringue, a Pacific island's worth of coconut, and fine custard and crust. It reminded me of the great coconut meringue at Russell's in the Eighties (except Russell's meringue was at least twice as high). I took another piece home, and it was nearly as good at breakfast, er, I mean dinner, the next day. Together with a juicy, delicious burger and creamy hashbrowns, it all added up to a great American meal just before the 4th of July. I'm currently visiting several old-fashioned burger joints that were hot at least 25 years ago, and PnB is the best so far -- that pie took it over the top.

              1. re: hnsbmg

                Your coconut meringue sounds fabulous.

                Curious whether Jongewaard's Bake N Broil in Long Beach is on your list. I actually prefer this place to PnB and the Apple Pan in WLA.

                Apple Pan
                10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

                1. re: Ogawak

                  The Bake N Broil is certainly on my pie and cake mind, but not the burger list, because I didn't have a burger there at least 20 years ago. (I'm focusing on how much things have changed -- if at all.) BTW, I actually like BnB's cakes better than their pies, in part, no doubt, because one of the old Russell's branches used to be only a few blocks away, and the memory of those wonderful meringue pies still overwhelms me whenever I'm in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood. You meringue lovers should know that PnB had at least four available the other day -- coconut, chocolate, peanut butter, and lemon -- in addition to the fruit pies. That's three more than you'll find at most good pie places.

            2. They sell ollallieberries at the fruit stand at the corner of Sunflower and MacArthur in Santa Ana/Costa Mesa near South Coast Plaza. Their strawberries are quite delightful as well.

              1. Reviving this old thread because it's Ollallieberry season, and in honor of the late great baseball scout and restauranteur Roger Jongewaard of Bake N Broil fame, I had a pie and burger combo at J's B&B and it was delicious. I also bought a pie to take home.

                If anyone's interested, Polly's is also serving the O pies as well.

                RIP Roger Jongewaard, and my condolences to the Jongewaard family.