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ChancesR Nov 9, 2013 10:40 AM

With the cold weather setting in I'm hankering for a mid-day treat, as well as an excuse to get out into the raw elements of the season. What could be better than the comfort of pie and the pick-me-up of coffee? Where are some local faves?

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    ChancesR Nov 9, 2013 11:22 AM

    Have since found this:

    http://www.mndaily.com/2012/11/29/pie-oh-my-0

    And this, right under my own two feet:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/724114

    Any updates?

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      zfwp Nov 9, 2013 04:41 PM

      I have not been there in quite a while but Curran's (42nd and Nicollet) used to have an inexpensive slice of pie deal on weekday afternoons...

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        teamkitty Nov 9, 2013 04:51 PM

        Curran's features Chef Pierre pies. The are frozen, but good for what they are.

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          ChillyDog Nov 9, 2013 06:14 PM

          Heavy Table wrote about that pie recently.

          http://heavytable.com/currans-minneap...

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            teamkitty Nov 9, 2013 07:22 PM

            Nice to read a current review, but if the pies were from Chef Pierre, as advertised, they are commercial, not homemade.

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          foreverhungry Nov 9, 2013 08:44 PM

          Good pie is hard to come by. My favorite pie source in the Twin Cities is Turtle Bread on Chicago. All of their pies have been solid. Alas, I find their coffee wanting.

          For best of Minnesota, Heartland in Crosby (near Brainerd) is the best pie I've had in the state. All are great, but their forest berry is my favorite. Again, though, their coffee is nothing special.

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            ChancesR Nov 14, 2013 12:53 PM

            Has anyone tried the pie at Stockmen's Truck Stop?

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              zfwp Nov 14, 2013 01:07 PM

              go try it and report back.

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