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Craving me a slice of pie...

Where do you go for your pie fix?
I'm craving me a slice of banana creme pie...peanut butter and chocolate too!
Why aren't pie shops on every corner..
I want to see a Pie Truck..that would kick some serious butt in SD.

Pie Chicka

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    1. re: cstr

      How about a Patty Melt Pie?

      (Seriously, this could be good!)

      1. re: Tripeler


        Trip..patty melt pie sounds fab..kind of like a pot pie..could do vegan too!

    2. Elizabethan Desserts in Encinitas does a mean pie. Her little cherry pielets are really to die for. Best of all, you don't have to share :-)

      Pie truck, love it. If you've got the capital, I've got the recipes. Made a dynamite Chocolate Peanut Pie on Saturday

      Elizabethan Desserts
      155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

      1. Banker's Hill serves Rachel Going's excellent pies. I'd skip the savory food and go for dessert and drinks. I had an amazing slice of strawberry rhubarb pie a couple of weeks ago.

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        1. re: aloha925

          Wow aloha...
          Rachel is the ultimate 'Pie Chick'..
          Gotta give the sista some props..can't wait to try her fab pies!
          Aloha and Mahalo


        2. Found a pie place in PB. Little individual pies, not slices. Irish ladies recipes passed down generations. Gluten free options. Also: coffee cakes, cupcakes, cakes, tarts, breads, biscuits, muffins. Haven't checked it out yet but looks promising!


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          1. re: foodiechick

            Nice web page, I like the menu.

            1. re: foodiechick

              Thanks chicka..good find!

              My list:
              Artichoke & Feta Strata
              Asparagus & Goat Cheese Strata
              Grandpa Soapy's lemon curd cake with buttercream...I want to party with Grandpa Soapy!

            2. Just bought a lemon merinque...
              Had any good pie lately?

              1. Anyone know where I can get a pie in SD that's similar to the "Crack Pie" at Momofuku Milk Bar?

                1. Craving key lime pie. Who has the best? (Though I think key limes just went out of season - I hope I'm wrong!)

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                  1. re: aloha925

                    Believe it or not, Trader Joe's Key Lime Pie (in the frozen section) is the closest and best I've found. My SoBe family all agrees as well... and they grew up on the stuff.

                  2. The peach lattice top at Elizabethan is delish.

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                    1. re: Island

                      My personal favorite is the strawberry rhubarb from Elizabethan. Does anyone in San Diego make shoo fly pie?

                      1. re: Island

                        I'm still looking for an awesome chocolate cream pie, not Coco's please. Any recs?

                        1. re: cstr

                          Call the Grove Bakery in Lemon Grove, even though the do mostly cakes, they've got a fairly new executive chef/head baker and I know he can do it.

                          The pies at Elizabethan Desserts are all pretty good. They don't do chocolate cream, but they do a milky way pie that's close.

                          Elizabethan Desserts
                          155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

                          1. re: DiningDiva

                            You guys inspired me to stop by Elizabethan Desserts on the weekend and I picked up the Strawberry Rhubarb.

                            It was really good and everyone in the extended family really appreciated it also. It was a very refreshing change to actually be able to taste the fruit flavors in the pie and not have it just be a total overwhelming sugar rush.

                            Additionally, the carmelization on the outer crust was a very nice touch (and the lattice top was very good as well).

                            Elizabethan Desserts
                            155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

                            1. re: karaethon

                              Awesome karaethon!

                              Never had Strawberry Rhubarb..bet it was delicious!

                          2. re: cstr

                            The Pannikin on Via de la Valle always has chocolate cream pie. It isn't my ideal, but works in a pinch.

                            1. re: cstr

                              Been jonesing for that chocolate cream pie...gonna make it this weekend..
                              Homemade flaky crust and freshly made whip cream topping..going with a darker chocolate.
                              Increased the treadmill workout to an hour but it will be worth it!

                              1. re: Beach Chick

                                Dark chocolate, nice touch and rich in antioxidents!! Please report back on how it came out..

                          3. How are the pies at Hob Nob Hill?

                            Hob Nob Hill
                            2271 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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                            1. re: MacTAC

                              Water's Catering sells pie by the slice occasionally from their Morena Blvd. location. Great cream pies and fruits pies. Sign up for their emails so you know what day they have pie.

                            2. Just heard that Elizabethan Desserts owner is going to open up a Pie shop...
                              I'd like to think I had something to do with that..
                              Woooo Hoooo...

                              Bring it own sista sledge!

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                              1. re: Beach Chick

                                It didn't snow in San Diego last night.

                                I'd like to think I had something to do with that...

                                  1. re: Beach Chick

                                    When and where? Come on, don't keep the details all to yourself :-)

                                    1. re: DiningDiva

                                      She was on KUSI this morning and mentioned she was opening up a new Pie shop later on and that 'Beach Chick' on Chowhound with her myriad of pie postings, made her realize that a pie shop was needed in SD and that I was the sole responsible party to make her see the 'pie light'.
                                      ; )

                                      1. re: Beach Chick

                                        All bow to the BC!! We are not worthy!

                                        1. re: Beach Chick


                                          The Pie Truck idea is still up for grabs though, right? She didn't say anything about a truck? That serves pies. Out of a truck.

                                          1. re: FireFlyFiftyFive

                                            Fly to the fifty..
                                            Get your arse together on this pie truck thing..it will kick serious ass!
                                            All I ask, is that you have a pie in honor of me...you know it will be put you in another league when you do..pie full of happiness and sunshine..hee hee

                                                1. re: Fake Name

                                                  easy on the chicken, heavy on the pot?

                                            1. re: Beach Chick

                                              Dudette, the Cooking Channel ran a whole hour long program on pie shops around the U.S. this evening. We so need one in SD

                                              1. re: DiningDiva

                                                Dudette...hee hee
                                                We SO need a pie shop in SD...several of them..

                                                Mama's Kitchen is doing a 'Pie in the Sky' for $20....awesome!


                                                1. re: Beach Chick

                                                  Most interesting think I saw on the pie show were pie pops; lollipop on a stick only the lollipop was replaced by pie. Roll the dough, position a wooden coffee stir stick and press into the dough, dollop of filling, top crust, crimp, bake and voila, pie on a stick. Pretty nifty concept. 3 or 4 bites of pie that can be eaten on the go.

                                                  But, I'm going to Chicago and Durham, NC for pie. They featured pie shops from 2 shops that had the absolutely most delectable looking pies I think I've seen in a long time. I think the Elizabethan lattice topped cherry could have given the pies from these 2 shops some serious competition.

                                                  Part of me hopes her new shop will be closer than Encinitas, part of me hopes it won't because I can't afford to be there every day for pie even though every fiber of my being will be saying "wha'ts one more little piece of pie". I have little to no resistence when it comes to pie

                                                  1. re: DiningDiva

                                                    I saw those pie pops...saw one where they put mini cupcakes with icing too..
                                                    In the south, those fab pie shops are much more common and so quaint, with pie that is off the chain good.
                                                    Take pics of your pie in Durham, NC..
                                                    I hope that she, the owner of Elizabethan Desserts, will venture closer to SD..she would do very well in downtown LJ/Mission Hills/Gaslamp/Pt.Loma.

                                                    I hear you on the pie...do they have rehab for pie?
                                                    Screw that...I like being addicted to pie!

                                                    1. re: Beach Chick

                                                      The show repeats, the link has recipes if you feel like flouring your nose - http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/for-t...

                                                      You can eat varcariously not not worry about the calories ;-)

                                                  2. re: Beach Chick

                                                    BC, here's one of my fav's, it's what we need! don't drule on your laptop!


                                                    1. re: cstr

                                                      Place looks awesome..
                                                      Have you had their savory pies?

                                                      Spinach ricotta with pine nuts
                                                      Roasted vegetable & goat cheese
                                                      Trio of mushrooms with potatoes & gruyere

                                                      That's what Mama's talking about...

                                                      1. re: Beach Chick

                                                        Place is awesome, you should check out the BOS CH board on the place.

                                                        1. re: cstr

                                                          I might have to make one of those savory pies this weekend since it will be raining..the mushrooms with gruyere...gonna add shallots and garlic..
                                                          Thanks again sledge!

                                                    1. re: Island

                                                      Pie has always been the KIng...from Grandma days to present.
                                                      Cupcakes are so 1989..
                                                      ; )

                                                      1. re: Beach Chick

                                                        Yea and so are short ribs and mac n cheese. Pie is the new trendy....not that I'm complaining. Curse you Beach Crave for always planting the seed. Now I want me a tasty slice of coconut cream or something crumb topped!

                                                        1. re: Island

                                                          'Curse you Beach Crave for always planting the seed'...
                                                          Always happy to help out..

                                                  3. re: Beach Chick

                                                    She has mini pumpkin and pecan pies now, but her lattice topped fruit pies are still the best. If you wany pecan try her chocolate dipped caramel pecan bars.

                                                    1. re: Island

                                                      I'm making a chocolate pecan pie to take up for our Thanksgiving holiday..
                                                      Can't wait and thinking of making 2 pies...1 to eat this weekend and the other I'll make before we leave.

                                                      1. re: Beach Chick

                                                        Oooh yum, care you share your recipe?

                                              2. Got all my ingredients for my chocolate pecan pie..making one today to make sure it's edible for Thanksgiving..

                                                Fakey...good luck on your radio gig this morning!

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                                                1. re: Beach Chick


                                                  The veil dividing my food life from my "other" life has been rent.

                                                2. All this pie discussion, and not a mention of https://www.mamaspies.org/ a fundraiser for Mama's Kitchen. Lots of (tip)top pie bakers creating pies for $20.

                                                  Hurry to the link before the mods read this and ground me for a week.

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                                                  1. re: Fake Name

                                                    Radio Fakey..
                                                    Way ahead of you bruddha...so when they say you have a face for radio...tv chicka
                                                    ; )

                                                    BTW..so proud of you!

                                                    'Dudette...hee hee
                                                    We SO need a pie shop in SD...several of them..

                                                    Mama's Kitchen is doing a 'Pie in the Sky' for $20....awesome!


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                                                    By Beach Chick on Nov 17, 2011 08:02 AM'

                                                    1. re: Fake Name

                                                      Didn't know about this. I'm in! Thanks for posting the info.

                                                      1. re: Fake Name

                                                        Sure hope you don't get a 'time out' for a great cause.

                                                      2. Here ya go BC, the U/T Superdiners weigh in on best pie in SD. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/20...

                                                        Too bad they didn't read your thread first, some of their responses weren't very enlightened, couple of them were downright stupid and you'd think no one can do pies unless they live in Juian. Catt White got it right...pies ARE the next thing after cupcakes, not macaroons.

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                                                        1. re: DiningDiva

                                                          Thanks DD..
                                                          Super lame responses..

                                                          Pie, has always been what's going on...cupcakes are so 1992..macarons are lovely and I have my fave shop in Paris, Ladurée, has opened in NYC.
                                                          Made a delicious chocolate pecan pie..one before the holiday and one yesterday...sublime!

                                                        2. BC, file this away for your next road trip, could come in handy - http://www.delish.com/recipes/cooking...

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                                                          1. re: DiningDiva

                                                            Julian Pie Company makes their list of 16. Interesting...

                                                            I knew that Albertson's carried their pies, but did not know that they carry so many varieties now (at least the Balboa Avenue store does). I had a difficult time figuring out which one to pick up for a Thanksgiving dinner.

                                                            1. re: DiningDiva

                                                              There is a great and somewhat famous pie place on the way to Sedona outside of PHX that we hit up every year..
                                                              Rock Springs Cafe off the I-17..


                                                            2. Has SD added a pie shop?
                                                              Pie will forever be trending..
                                                              Anyone have some good pie around town...

                                                              Banana cream...chocolate cream...pecan chocolate..peach..peanut butter pie is what I'm craving.

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                                                              1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                Don't think so.

                                                                But Rachel Going makes some pretty mean pies - http://rachelgoing.com/ - and will sell directly to you. Still waiting for Elizabethan desserts to open her store front.

                                                                1. re: DiningDiva

                                                                  Rachel charging $75 per person to teach you how to make a pie...holy crap!

                                                                  1. re: Beach Chick

                                                                    Holy pie crust.... 75???, calm down BC, take a DYI course online.

                                                                    1. re: cstr

                                                                      I don't need no stinking DYI course...I make killer pies!!!
                                                                      Just thought $75 pp to make a pie was a lot of dough..pun intended.
                                                                      I'm sure Rachel rocks it..

                                                                  2. re: DiningDiva

                                                                    Thanks for the tip DD. Rachel is taking pie orders again this year and I have got my pies. Might want to get your order in early though as my correspondence with her indicated that her time and pie making may be limited this Bird-Day.

                                                                2. I'm not sure if this is news, and I haven't tried them myself but I noticed that Albertsons (at least the one on Tourmaline) carries Julian Bakery apple pie

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                                                                  1. re: Rodzilla

                                                                    Just a minor correction, Rodzilla - that would be the Julian Pie Company's apple pies, I believe. Julian Bakery is breads, and they're not even located in Julian! Albertson's carries their breads, also.

                                                                    Several stores in San Diego County carry Julian Pie Company's apple pies, including Albertson's, Keil's, Harvest Ranch Market, Jimbo's, Jonathan's, and Stater Brothers. Some frozen and some boxed and ready to devour.

                                                                    1. re: phee

                                                                      I wonder if they keep around a stash of Julian pressed apple juice, so they can put an eyedropper in each apple pie to ensure there is some part of "Julian apple" in there. :)

                                                                      1. re: phee

                                                                        thanks Phee, I guess it wasn't news :D I haven't tried them yet, worthwhile?

                                                                        1. re: Rodzilla

                                                                          They're good but I'm fussy about apple pies. My nana had a cafe in Chula Vista years ago, and she was known for her pies. Apple was the most popular, and for good reason.

                                                                          I have had Mom's Apple Pie, also in Julian, and I think it's a bit better. Unfortunately, they don't sell those anyplace else but their two locations (Julian and Wynola).

                                                                          1. re: phee

                                                                            I agree with Phee - I always have thought that Mom's are a little bit better. More of a home made feel, if that makes any sense.

                                                                            I was pleased to see that they opened the Wynola store - much easier to get in and out of there, and you don't have to carry the pie a few blocks to where you are parked.

                                                                    2. Hey BC,

                                                                      Anybody mention Mama Kats Restaurant & Pie Shop in San Marcos? Been going there for my pies for about 15 years now. They make some damn good homemade pie. And they make all their pies to order with 24 hr notice! They have all of your cravings above, and then some!

                                                                      I do love Mom's Pie, but Julian or Santa Ysabel aren't exactly convenient locations for most.

                                                                      1. Just read an article in the food section of UT that mentioned ordering pies with proceeds going to charity: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/o...

                                                                        "Mama’s Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving Bake Sale: Get your orders in now through Nov. 18 for fresh pumpkin, pecan, apple and no-sugar added apple pies made by local restaurants like 25 Forty Bistro, Alchemy, Elizabethan Desserts, Sbicca, Urban Solace and more. Just $20 each, and available on Nov. 21, this fundraiser is the West Coast's largest bake sale, and nets $100,000 to support home-delivered meals for our neighbors affected by AIDS or cancer. (619) 233-6262 or mamaspies.org."

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                                                                        1. re: RhonelyInsanediego

                                                                          We did this last year and had a great pie.

                                                                        2. Had a couple of excellent mini-pies (Pecan & Apple) from "Under The Crust" at La Jolla Farmers' Market this weekend. Chef/Owner Hannah Cohen also makes larger (I was told deep dish only) pies to order.