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karaethon Apr 1, 2013 12:17 PM

So it looks like PIE won by a landslide in the voting.

Go forth and explore all the different forms of PIE within SD. Remember to post about it in real time if possible.

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  1. polldeldiablo RE: karaethon Apr 1, 2013 01:33 PM

    So...when you say 'all the different forms of PIE within SD' are we to assume you're including pizza pies, pot pies, chinese meat pies and anything else that may be in wiki's list of pie's? or is it just fruit pie's?

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      RB Hound RE: polldeldiablo Apr 1, 2013 01:53 PM

      Somebody needs to open a pie shop (one of BeachChick's ongoing dreams for the next fad) named "The Life of Pie".

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        Beach Chick RE: RB Hound Apr 1, 2013 02:22 PM

        That would kick serious ass in SD..can't believe that some hipster loving pie chick hasn't opened a food truck with unicorns and rainbows plastered all over it..maybe if I wait a little longer, Fakey, will photo shop one for me and put it in his garage..

        RB, you've been real funny lately...what the hell is going on?
        Hee Hee

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          wrldtrvl RE: RB Hound Apr 7, 2013 12:55 AM

          I vote for somene opening an Aussie Pie Shop like the one that used to be on College Avve in Oakland, near Berkeley. Fond memories.

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          karaethon RE: polldeldiablo Apr 1, 2013 04:30 PM

          I think we can be self regulating, but I would assume at first that all forms of pie are acceptable

        3. Dagney RE: karaethon Apr 1, 2013 03:49 PM

          Yeah! Pie!

          1. Fake Name RE: karaethon Apr 1, 2013 03:56 PM

            1000 words here, or:

             
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              cstr RE: Fake Name Apr 1, 2013 04:45 PM

              Hand crafted by you I assume? The interior contains what?

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                Dagney RE: cstr Apr 1, 2013 04:48 PM

                It probably contains Carne Asada.

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                  Fake Name RE: cstr Apr 1, 2013 05:04 PM

                  Nah, I'm not the family baker- that'd be MrsName.

                  This one was apple. Yesterday's was strawberry.

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                    cstr RE: Fake Name Apr 1, 2013 06:16 PM

                    MrsName has some serious skill.

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                      RB Hound RE: cstr Apr 2, 2013 12:51 PM

                      If Mrs. Name wants to open a pie shop, she is free to use "The Life of Pie" without any challenge on my part. My only request would be dibs whenever a new selection appears.

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                        cstr RE: RB Hound Apr 3, 2013 11:37 AM

                        I'd certainly buy that pie.

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                          Fake Name RE: RB Hound Apr 3, 2013 12:04 PM

                          But then she'd be MsAmericanPie.

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                    foodiechick RE: Fake Name Apr 1, 2013 04:46 PM

                    That may not count...not available for sampling by the rest of the class. :D

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                      Beach Chick RE: Fake Name Apr 1, 2013 05:30 PM

                      Wow Fakey that is one beautiful pie..what's inside?

                      I would stop what you are doing right this second and go and kiss Mrs. Name right now!

                    2. notjustastomach RE: karaethon Apr 7, 2013 07:58 AM

                      Last night, personal pizza pie, nightly special, Brooklyn Girl: asparagus (overcooked), sun dried tomato (acidulated), basil pesto (too oily, not fresh), shiitake mushroom (hard to screw up), goat cheese (sure, why not), (absolutely, positively undistinguished).

                      We decided to walk to dinner, instead of driving to Bruno's. Our bad.

                      1. foodiechick RE: karaethon Apr 7, 2013 11:17 AM

                        We had a pretty good lunch at Great Maple yesterday (1 dish was very successful, the other...not as much). Management sent us a complimentary piece of key lime pie that was delicious.

                         
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                          DiningDiva RE: foodiechick Apr 7, 2013 11:41 AM

                          Great Maple?

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                            foodiechick RE: DiningDiva Apr 7, 2013 01:09 PM

                            Used to be the old Brian's eatery on Washington, just past 163.

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                              DiningDiva RE: foodiechick Apr 7, 2013 02:09 PM

                              Ah, thanks. Haven't been by that way for about 6 weeks. I wondered what it was going to end up being, now I know :-)

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                            cstr RE: foodiechick Apr 7, 2013 11:45 AM

                            Bit of a haul for pie!

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                              Island RE: cstr Apr 7, 2013 12:45 PM

                              There's one in Hillcrest

                          3. Fake Name RE: karaethon Apr 7, 2013 01:05 PM

                            MrsName strikes again.

                             
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                              Island RE: Fake Name Apr 7, 2013 02:04 PM

                              Is that pie? No matter. I want that yummy pan of goodness! Is MrsName willing to share her recipe?

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                                Fake Name RE: Island Apr 7, 2013 02:15 PM

                                No. i was informed it is a cake.
                                Mea. F. Culpa.

                                ; )

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                                  Island RE: Fake Name Apr 7, 2013 04:15 PM

                                  None necessary. Strawberry was the runner up after all.
                                  Still looks delish and still want it!

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                                cstr RE: Fake Name Apr 8, 2013 05:05 AM

                                And this thing of beauty is called???

                              3. ipsedixit RE: karaethon Apr 7, 2013 05:19 PM

                                Whoopie Pie @ Extraordinary Desserts.

                                And there must be a fissure in the space-time continuum as I was able to drive from LA to SD in 102 minutes. We need to revisit Newtonian physics immediately and perhaps revise our understanding of Einstein's theories -- they're only theories after all.

                                 
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                                  wrldtrvl RE: ipsedixit Apr 7, 2013 09:10 PM

                                  A fissure indeed. We just did LA-San Diego yesterday around noon. It took 2 hours. Woe be to those doing San Diego-LA. There were two accident near Encinitas and nearly bumper to bumper the rest of the way.....Hours and hours....

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                                    JRSD RE: wrldtrvl Apr 8, 2013 07:38 PM

                                    That must be impossible. Ipse has never seen an accident so none have ever occurred.

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                                      ipsedixit RE: JRSD Apr 8, 2013 07:51 PM

                                      Hmm ... when and where did I say that?

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                                        JRSD RE: ipsedixit Apr 8, 2013 08:27 PM

                                        Wow, I am surprised that someone so willing to go with hyperbole in the other thread did not recognize it.

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                                          ipsedixit RE: JRSD Apr 8, 2013 08:35 PM

                                          I am simply not as smart as you.

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                                            JRSD RE: ipsedixit Apr 8, 2013 08:39 PM

                                            Although I guess it was really more reducto ad absurdum.

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                                              ipsedixit RE: JRSD Apr 8, 2013 08:46 PM

                                              There you go again.

                                              I guess this just demonstrates your genius.

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                                                JRSD RE: ipsedixit Apr 8, 2013 09:12 PM

                                                Thank you.

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                                                Fake Name RE: JRSD Apr 8, 2013 08:55 PM

                                                "reducto ad absurdum"- did Hermione Granger say that?

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                                                  Beach Chick RE: Fake Name Apr 8, 2013 09:20 PM

                                                  my attorney says this to me all the time...minx

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                                    Island RE: karaethon Apr 8, 2013 02:13 PM

                                    Too many opportunities to have pie last week.

                                    Tues afternoon key lime at Urban Solace. Sadly disappointing. Looked good so artfully arranged on the plate, and I was ok with the mousse-like texture, but it was completely tasteless other than the graham cracker bottom, which is not a plus. No tang, nada. Only saving grace for flavor was the berry smear.

                                    Fri night work function at The Palm. Chocolate cake was calling my name, but went with pie for the purpose of this thread and key lime was the only choice.
                                    More traditional in texture, tangy, but still wanted more lime flavor. Graham cracker crust had a hint of nutmeg and the blueberry compote was good. Better than Urban Solace, but average at best.

                                    If I had to pick a winner from last week it would have been the one I tried from the store bought assortment at an Easter Sunday gathering. A day early for Dish of the Month, but the chocolate bomb with chocolate crust I sampled was very tasty. More like a rich dark chocolate mousse instead of pudding texture. Wish I asked where it came from.

                                    Photos of the key lime. Urban Solace is the one that looks like a snail in dappled sunlight on a rectangular plate. Couldn't get a good shot with the sun through the stained glass window.

                                     
                                     
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                                      DiningDiva RE: Island Apr 8, 2013 02:16 PM

                                      I wondered when someone was going to bring up the store-bought pie :-). Some of the Costco varieties of pie are pretty good.

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                                        RB Hound RE: DiningDiva Apr 8, 2013 02:19 PM

                                        They are pretty good, but even the best pies lose their luster when you still have half the pie left three days later. :)

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                                          ipsedixit RE: RB Hound Apr 8, 2013 02:29 PM

                                          Are you kidding?

                                          Day old, and days old, pie are fabulous, esp. straight out of the fridge with a cup of coffee. Even better when eaten straight from the tin.

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                                            Fake Name RE: ipsedixit Apr 8, 2013 02:32 PM

                                            Ugh. That taste in the mouth after one scrapes the fork along the bottom of the pie tin.
                                            Noooo.

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                                              Island RE: Fake Name Apr 8, 2013 02:42 PM

                                              I couldn't get past the with a cup of coffee. That's the operative Ugh for me.

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                                                ipsedixit RE: Fake Name Apr 8, 2013 02:43 PM

                                                I save the very bottom of the tin for my tongue. Cuts out the middle man.

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                                                honkman RE: ipsedixit Apr 8, 2013 02:40 PM

                                                No. Only fresh or a day old they are good. Everything else is just desperation

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                                                  ipsedixit RE: honkman Apr 8, 2013 02:42 PM

                                                  Color me desperate.

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                                                    Island RE: ipsedixit Apr 8, 2013 02:44 PM

                                                    Funny! Crust isn't soggy though?

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                                                      ipsedixit RE: Island Apr 8, 2013 02:46 PM

                                                      After a day or two the crust becomes "one" with the pie. It's a like culinary Vulcan mind-meld.

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                                                  RB Hound RE: ipsedixit Apr 8, 2013 02:52 PM

                                                  I'm not talking about age alone, Mr. Ipsieplyx. I'm talking about age combined with the fact that you've already eaten 6 slices, and still have 4 or so to go.

                                                  In other words, I was subtly joking about the size of their pies. If you bought them for an event, it is one thing, but if you are on your own or have a small family and want to try them, you either have to gorge yourself or throw out a bunch.

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                                                  DiningDiva RE: RB Hound Apr 8, 2013 05:11 PM

                                                  Who has pie leftover after 3 days ??!?!??? Even a Costco pie doesn't last that long.

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                                                  Fake Name RE: DiningDiva Apr 8, 2013 02:21 PM

                                                  Love their chicken pot pie, but, like sausage, you don't want to know the ingredients.

                                                  The list is very long and has a lot of scientific words with which I'm unfamiliar.

                                                  I never buy them.

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                                                    Island RE: DiningDiva Apr 8, 2013 02:38 PM

                                                    What kind of pie does Costco have? Never noticed it there other than pumpkin at Thanksgiving, however pie is never my go to dessert especially at a restaurant unless it's their specialty. I would seek out that chocolate one again though. It wasn't oversized, so doubt it came from Costco.

                                                    A few I wanted to look at this weekend...if I hadn't already overindulged, were Lemoncats at La Costa FM, Under the Crust at PB FM or Sugar & Scribe Bakery in PB. Anyone tried them?

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                                                      ipsedixit RE: Island Apr 8, 2013 02:42 PM

                                                      Costco often has a variety of fruit pies, from blueberry to peach to strawberry and cherry (when in season).

                                                      I think they are ok, good bargain, great for parties where you want a stand-by dessert that will feed lots of people without offending too many.

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                                                        DiningDiva RE: Island Apr 8, 2013 05:11 PM

                                                        Mostly the standard fruit pies, apple, cherry, etc. Like everything else at Costco, they're BIG. They don't do specialty pies.

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                                                          RB Hound RE: DiningDiva Apr 8, 2013 08:43 PM

                                                          If you live in a household with 2 adults (only one with a heavy appetite) and a small kid, how in the world could you consume a Costco pie in 3 days?

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                                                            ipsedixit RE: RB Hound Apr 8, 2013 08:45 PM

                                                            I could.

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                                                              RB Hound RE: ipsedixit Apr 8, 2013 09:17 PM

                                                              Those behemoths they roll out around holiday season are 16 servings. To finish that would require the adults to eat 2 slices a day for 3 days, and the kid to have 1 slice a day plus an extra one somewhere. That's a lot of pie, especially when it is the same thing three days in a row.

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                                                                ipsedixit RE: RB Hound Apr 8, 2013 09:29 PM

                                                                A "serving" is just like my cousin.

                                                                Relative.

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                                                                  DiningDiva RE: RB Hound Apr 8, 2013 10:29 PM

                                                                  No, silly...this is what you do. Buy pie, eat how ever many slices you want. Take rest of pie to work. Leave in break room...free pie?...gone in less than 10 minutes.

                                                                  Just call it a random act of kindness...

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                                                                    RB Hound RE: DiningDiva Apr 8, 2013 10:31 PM

                                                                    Well, yeah, but that isn't finishing it. :)

                                                                    I work at a local university - grad students and postdocs will wipe that stuff out in 5 minutes tops. I would call that "throwing it out", though it does serve a better purpose than going to the dump.

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                                                                      DiningDiva RE: RB Hound Apr 8, 2013 10:38 PM

                                                                      You're jaded RB. I'd call it a donation to starving students.

                                                                      I work at several local community colleges, our IT department can polish off leftovers in about 10 seconds. We're thinking about changing the name of the department to Hoover.

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                                                                        Gypsy Jan RE: DiningDiva Apr 9, 2013 02:08 PM

                                                                        Wouldn't Dyson be a better choice? The students can change direction on a dime and no bag is needed. :)

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                                                                          DiningDiva RE: Gypsy Jan Apr 9, 2013 03:57 PM

                                                                          Students yes, good call.

                                                                          IT department? Still gotta call 'em Hoovers

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                                                                      Island RE: DiningDiva Apr 9, 2013 05:34 PM

                                                                      Bring it to work, agree. Baking and cake decorating experiments, left over holiday candy, you name it, scarfed up in no time especially husband's work cronies.

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                                                                  honkman RE: RB Hound Apr 8, 2013 09:20 PM

                                                                  Short explanation who could consume it
                                                                  http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart...

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                                                                    RB Hound RE: honkman Apr 8, 2013 10:10 PM

                                                                    I'm at least 50 pounds overweight, and did not get that way with a dainty appetite. If I think it is too much, it likely is too much. :)

                                                        2. Stiflers_Mom RE: karaethon Apr 25, 2013 01:28 PM

                                                          Key Lime Pie doughnut from Donut Bar this morning. The second specimen had a much better filling to dough ratio than the first. Overall, a nice breakfast homage to the key lime pie. It had a nice soft dough, the graham crackers added some texture, and the glaze was nice and tart.

                                                           
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