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Mission Beach Cafe (butter piecrust), SF

hhc Oct 25, 2010 09:55 PM

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.

Website:
http://www.missionbeachcafesf.com/wel...

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Mission Beach Cafe
198 Guerrero St., San Francisco, CA 94103

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    Eat.Choui Feb 2, 2011 06:47 PM

    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.

    1. Windy Feb 2, 2011 06:36 PM

      I walked by yesterday and noticed that Tuesday's menu is now devoted to pot pies.

      Has anyone tried them yet? There were four or five.

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        Jim Oct 31, 2010 07:40 PM

        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.

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        Tyler Florence Shop
        59 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA

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          wanderlust21 Oct 30, 2010 07:56 AM

          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.

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