Mission Beach Cafe (butter piecrust), SF
In 7x7 magazine they mentioned that Alan Carter, the pastry chef for Mission Beach Cafe, uses butter for his piecrust. Who's had the pies from there? Slices $6.5-7; Whole pies $32-$34. I had a chocolate chip cookie from there once, it was really good.
Mission Beach Cafe
198 Guerrero St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Wow! $6.7-7 per slice? I went a while ago during the first year they were open and remember slices were 3.50 and the the crust was crispy, buttery and I stopped by every other week to treat myself to one, but there were on a few variety of pies and no cakes. I have to go back now! It doesn't sound like the same Mission Beach Cafe I use to visit. The pastry chef pretty much gave away the crust recipe when he was featured on United Taste of Food: Pies.
Alan is featured in this month's issue of Better Homes and Garden along with a nice article and photos of Tyler Florence's Thanksgiving. Alan gives his tips and recipe for his pie crust as well as recipes for several pies.
Tyler Florence Shop
59 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA
During the day when it runs as a cafe, I've tried their slices. Flaky, seasoned, good crusts. I favor the warmed and a la mode prep so I like their fruit pies. The pies with cream are also winners, though all the other varieties have been good to very good. They have good coffee too.