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Nephew needs pecan pie therapy; where on the westside?

Michelly Apr 16, 2013 08:12 AM

My 14-yr-old nephew is going through some difficulties and I'd like to take him for a heart-to-heart talk over some southern-style pecan pie (his favorite).
Anyone know of a nice, comfy place on the westside where we can sit down and share a piece or two with a soda or float (for him) and a coffee (for me)?

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  1. wienermobile RE: Michelly Apr 16, 2013 08:35 AM

    How about the Apple Pan? Or Du-par's?

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      Servorg RE: wienermobile Apr 16, 2013 08:54 AM

      The Apple Pan would be a great choice. Also, I know that Urth Caffe has a really good pecan pie, along with any sort of coffee and smoothie's too.

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        wienermobile RE: Servorg Apr 16, 2013 10:00 AM

        Does Pann's have pecan pie?

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          Servorg RE: wienermobile Apr 16, 2013 10:06 AM

          Not that I recall, and we were just there this past Saturday night for dinner (I had the full rack of pork ribs and my wife had the patty melt). We wanted to see Penny before she leaves on her 5 week vacation to Thailand tomorrow night. She is such a wonderful person and waitress...A "lucky penny" for Pann's!

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            kevin RE: Servorg Apr 16, 2013 10:13 PM

            I've never met Penny me thinks.

            But I have to say get the pecan pie from the Apple Pan. It's as close as these parts gets to an authentic or traditional Southern pecan pie.

            Make sure you get a jigger of fresh whipped cream to go with it while you are at it.

            Otherwise, the pie won't reach it's ultimate potential.

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              Feed_me RE: Servorg Apr 18, 2013 09:53 PM

              Funny you should mention "Penny," Servorg. I was there last Friday and asked when she was leaving on vacation and I wasn't the only one who asked her that night. Since everyone at Pann's is nice to us I never like to specify any one in particular, but I'm always happy when we end up in her section. I also don't believe they have pecan pie normally.

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                Servorg RE: Feed_me Apr 19, 2013 04:17 AM

                If Penny has a table open we always ask to sit in her section. I like all the servers at Pann's, but Penny has a way of brightening our day with her upbeat sense of humor. We go to Pann's at least once a month, if not twice, so it is definitely in our "regular" rotation...


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            kevin RE: Servorg Apr 16, 2013 10:14 PM

            I was left severely non-plussed by Urhts version.

          3. re: wienermobile
            Arthur RE: wienermobile Apr 16, 2013 11:24 PM

            I can't imagine how sitting at the always-crowded counter at Apple Pan - especially while other patrons will likely hover over you as they impatiently wait for your stools - could possibly be an ideal setting for such a private heart-to-heart discussion.

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            Thor123 RE: Michelly Apr 16, 2013 11:08 AM

            If you wanted to do it at your place, CostCo has surprisingly good pecan pie.

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              wienermobile RE: Thor123 Apr 16, 2013 11:38 AM

              They do and it is very good but they do not make it this time of year. Costco's pecan pie is only seasonal.

            2. J.L. RE: Michelly Apr 16, 2013 12:08 PM

              Amazingly good pecan pie at Hillstone (Santa Monica), on the corner of 2nd & Wilshire.

              Coffee is decent too. Nice booths to sit and chat in.

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                kevin RE: J.L. Apr 16, 2013 10:14 PM

                Hill stone really ? The joint that took over Houstons.

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                  J.L. RE: kevin Apr 16, 2013 10:38 PM


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                    Ogawak RE: kevin Apr 17, 2013 03:44 PM

                    It's just a name change. It's the same company, similar menu if not exactly the same.

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                  HaroldandMaude RE: Michelly Apr 17, 2013 10:38 AM

                  Do yourself a favor and drive a bit east to SimpleThings Sweets & Pie Shop at 3rd and Sweetzer.


                  Edit...oops, thought they had Pecan but maybe not. EatSweets, a tiny pastry shoppe in Westwood has terrific pecan pie squares. No place to sit but I suppose you could sit next door at In & OUt and order a shake and coffee.
                  Or maybe Marie Callenders on National Blvd?

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                    kevin RE: Michelly Apr 17, 2013 10:54 AM

                    My bad. Scratch the apple pan for your heart to heart conversation requirements.

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                      Servorg RE: kevin Apr 17, 2013 11:00 AM

                      How about http://www.dinahsrestaurant.com/ ?

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                        kevin RE: Servorg Apr 17, 2013 11:06 AM

                        They do serve pies, but who knows if they are any good ?

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