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Hungry Man Jul 16, 2011 08:58 PM

Hi, Hounds,

I'm planning a wedding in the Warrenton area and would like to forgo dry fondant-covered cake in favor of delicious wedding pie. Not being a North Carolina native, I need to know: who makes the best pie within an hour or so of Warrenton? We're open to an assortment of pies: fruit, cream, nut, etc. Just let us know who does what best.

Thanks!

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  1. brsmith2 RE: Hungry Man Jul 17, 2011 04:12 AM

    According to google, Durham is only about 1 hr from Warrenton. Scratch Bakery is in Durham and they make a variety of amazing pies. Flavors rotate, but I'm sure they would do some specific ones by request.

    http://piefantasy.com/index.html

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      burgeoningfoodie RE: Hungry Man Jul 19, 2011 06:32 AM

      Some of the farms that sell at the Carrboro and Durham Farmer's market also make great pies and for less than what Scratch would charge. A grape pie may be good depending on when the actual wedding is and what would be in season accordingly.

      Additionally, Foster's Market and Guglhupf may work too.

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        Hungry Man RE: burgeoningfoodie Jul 19, 2011 08:04 PM

        Thanks for the tip on Foster's and Gugelhupf! Do you have any specific farmer's market bakers you prefer? I'm happy to make a trip down to NC to try them all, but some guidance would certainly be appreciated.

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        arbyunc RE: Hungry Man Jul 19, 2011 08:32 AM

        Wow, this has the potential to be a great Three Stooges-style wedding reception! I'd go with cream pies exclusively. Then when the pie-throwing commences, they won't stain people's clothes the way fruit pies can. ;)

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          Jesco RE: arbyunc Jul 19, 2011 09:16 AM

          There is a guy in Wake Forest that has a store called "Pies and More" he has over 30 types and makes from scratch. I saw his number on his vehicle and wrote it down 556--1324. They also have a meat and two restaurant in town as well.

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            burgeoningfoodie RE: Jesco Jul 19, 2011 12:38 PM

            But does he do meat pies? ;-)

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              burgeoningfoodie RE: Jesco Jul 19, 2011 12:38 PM

              Does this mean he has meat pies as well ;-)

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            saragirl RE: Hungry Man Jul 25, 2011 10:23 AM

            Sweet Jane's bakery in Durham also makes delicious country style pies (apple or blueberry crumb or crunch, coconut custard, french silk, key lime, pecan, fresh fruit, etc). They don't have a "storefront" bakery because they mostly sell to local coffee shop. If you want to sample, you will need to order a whole pie (starting at $18). The catalog is available upon request. Good luck!

            Sweet Jane
            4823 Meadow Drive Suite 115
            Durham, NC 27713
            919-544-1313

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              burgeoningfoodie RE: saragirl Jul 26, 2011 08:51 AM

              What is a country style pie?

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                saragirl RE: burgeoningfoodie Jul 26, 2011 09:07 AM

                Hmmm, i guess I was trying to express "traditional" compared to the ones made by Scratch bakery. Sweet Jane pies are homey and comfort to me; while I found excitement and freshness in Sandhill Peach Pie and Tomato Pie made by Scratch.

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                  Hungry Man RE: saragirl Jul 26, 2011 02:54 PM

                  Thanks for this recommendation! Would you happen to know which coffee shops carry their pies? The internet didn't seem to want to help me answer that question.

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                    saragirl RE: Hungry Man Jul 27, 2011 07:09 AM

                    I only know the ones on UNC-CH campus, global cafe, friends cafe, and daily grind; yet none of them carry the pies but other pastries. According to the internet, Blue cafe in Durham also offer the pastries from SJ-not sure if that's still true for now nor if they offer the pie. A whole pie is about $18 each, just FYI.
                    BTW, Weaver Street Market bakery also make delicious pies.

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                    Weaver Street Market
                    228 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278

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                      Hungry Man RE: saragirl Aug 1, 2011 06:11 PM

                      Thanks for the coffee shop details and the Weaver Street Market recommendation. I don't think I would have thought of/found Weaver Street without help.

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                      Weaver Street Market
                      228 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278

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              winstondawg RE: Hungry Man Aug 17, 2011 03:03 PM

              Pie Birds in Raleigh is relatively new. They have excellent savory and sweet pies: http://piebirdraleigh.com/.

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