Friday, November 4, 2011

Pieday: Apple at Betty's Restaurant

Posted By on Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 10:03 AM

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Today is the perfect sort of day for a hot apple pie — fresh out of the oven, flaky and buttery.

That's exactly the sort of pie you can find up at Betty's Restaurant in Harrisburg. It's one of those great places you can find by following a guy in a pick-up truck from a construction site, or by asking the ladies at a local quilter's guild — a comfortable place for a bite to eat.

Today's Friday, which means there'll be catfish on the menu. It'll be served up with hush puppies and cole slaw and there will be a couple of tables where meat-handed guys sprinkle it with Louisiana Hot Sauce while drinking coffee and shooting the bull. There will be beans and corn and probably yams, too. Filling food.

And then there's the pie. Yes, I stopped at Betty's only for pie while I was on my journey that particular Thursday. It was brought out heated with a fork and a glass of water, nothing more, nothing else really needed. Within its flaky crust the sugar and apples together form a tasty syrup of cinnamon, nutmeg and butter. Contact with a fork disintegrates the pretty pie into a hot mess, but oh what a mess.

They offer other pies, too — meringue and pecan and such. I'd be willing to bet they have a pretty good pumpkin pie as well. Tis the season.

Betty's is located on Highway 1 north of downtown Harrisburg. It's a big place... if you're traveling up that way with a group, it's a worthy stop-in. It's listed as Betty's Steak & Chicken some places, Betty's Kountry Cafe elsewhere but the sign out front reads "Betty's Restaurant." Call (870) 578-2855 if you want to catch the specials.

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