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PIE - LA Dish of the Month (March 2014)

PIE - LA Dish of the Month (March 2014)

The dish of the month for Los Angeles for March 2014 is Pie.

Here's a link to the voting thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/966407

The goal is to collectively try as many different varieties, kinds and types of pies. Anything pie-related is fair game. And, it goes without saying, that telling us of fabulous places to find pie (and all of its various iterations) that you've tried in the past is great, and recounting vivid memories is also fun, but what we want are real-live, current progress reports of what and where you are finding and eating pies.

So let's start exploring and eating—report back with reviews and photos.

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  1. everyone post on 3.14 at 1.59am...

    and for those who care:

    26535897332384626433 out to 25 decimal places (but that's all i ever bothered to memorize as prompted by my 10th grade geometry teacher mr. platt.)

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    1. re: barryc

      22 divided by 7 will do for most situations.

    2. OK, I know this is very pedestrian, but i went to Marie Callendar's a couple days ago for their special. Finished with their key lime pie (actually took it home for two desserts) -- tart, sweet, creamy, with a good graham cracker crust.

      Didn't get the chicken pot pie, but chose the shepherds pie (has the right name, but no crust...). Very good, savory, flavorful gravy, with some good vegetables. Lots of very chunky meat, properly tender. Good mashed potatoes with some cheese melted atop. And a salad. And a big hunk of very light cornbread. Couldn't finish it all, even taking the dessert home.

      Chowhound material? Maybe not. But a big, satisfying lunch with good service for $9.99 + tax + tip.

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      1. re: nosh

        I still think their pumpkin pie is as good as any I've had. And so consistent.

        1. re: set0312

          I agree about their pumpkin pie. I get that and their pecan pie every year for the holidays.

          I just had their cherry pie, which was excellent. Warmed it just a bit and added a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Just the right amount of sweetness for me.

      2. Chicken Pot Pie from Clementine
        Shepherds Pie from Clementine
        Key Lime Pie from Fishing with Dynamite

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        1. Headline on the Saturday section of this morning's LA Times was "Eyes on the pies"
          Maybe inevitability had something to do with this choice!
          But it mentions many places doing the pizza versions.
          Start exploring the pizza versions.

          1. I think I've found my go to Dish at Roll & Rye in Culver City working near it and for a few years living near there, I kinda hoped I might find something to my fancy. However, I always left thinking I'd rather gone to ....... We'll for Pie month I saw they had a Turkey Pot Pie. I went today and ordered it. It was a pot pie in a bowl with a crust on top. The filling had white meat and vegetables. The probably reheated it a microwave then finished it in a salamander.

            It hit the spot. The gravy was a good consistency for me, not too thin [Grill on the Alley] and not too thick [Marie Callenders']. Good amount of meat and not overwhelmed by veggies. The crust was a bit gummy and it had a bit more salt than I like but other than that it was decent. Since I'm close by and when I'm in the mood for pot pie, I'll head there to have it.