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Apr 16, 2013 08:12 AM

Nephew needs pecan pie therapy; where on the westside?

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

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    1. re: wienermobile

      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.

        1. re: wienermobile

          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!

          1. re: Servorg

            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.

            1. re: Servorg

              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.

              1. re: Feed_me

                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...


          2. re: Servorg

            I was left severely non-plussed by Urhts version.

          3. re: wienermobile

            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.

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

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            1. re: Thor123

              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. 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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              1. re: J.L.

                Hill stone really ? The joint that took over Houstons.

                  1. re: kevin

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

                1. 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?

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

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                      1. re: Servorg

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