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Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011 - 06:36:07

Pieday: Old Fashioned Chocolate Fried at Batten's Bakery

57 years is a long time to be in business. Takes a certain amount of dedication and perseverance, sure — but it also takes great products like a certain one-of-a-kind chocolate pie.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 09:49:59

Pieday: Caramel Apple Nut at Mama Max's

Pecans. Apples. Caramel sauce. Salty crust. This is an excellent pie at a place that brings what real southwest Arkansas home cooking is supposed to taste like, back to the table. Go head to Prescott.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 08:10:20

Pieday: Egg Custard at Dew-Baby's

I think I have found the best egg custard pie that exists. Well, maybe that's asking a lot... but the egg custard pie served up at Dew-Baby's in Stuttgart is the finest example I have ever encountered.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 10:33:56

Burger joint of the week: Front Porch Family Diner

I have to say, I am a sucker for a well cooked burger. I don’t mean to well done… I mean, when you order a burger and you get it exactly the doneness you want. That's one thing this Springdale restaurant does well.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 07:43:54

Pieday: Chocolate bourbon pecan at Ralph's Pink Flamingo BBQ

A sausage on every plate. That should be the motto at Ralph’s Pink Flamingo BBQ in Fort Smith. Except the pies, of course.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011 - 10:22:21

Pieday: Pineapple Delight at Red Oak Fillin Station

A pie worthy of summer, the Pineapple Delight at Red Oak Fillin Station will take you back to a great Sunday-go-to-meeting sensation in the days when the Southern dish of ambrosia was the king of the sweets table.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 13:07:00

A Hunka craziness

Chris Monroe manages to make 100 different pies to serve up on one day at Hunka Pie... and the people respond.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 10:25:24

Pieday: Cherry Crisp at Goodson's on Towson

Amongst the dozen or so pies offered daily at Goodson's, the Cherry Crisp is king. But it's a close call.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 10:34:07

Two-fer: Big Jake's BBQ and Original Fried Pie Shop

I don’t get down to south Arkansas enough, else I’m sure I’d have already enjoyed some of the smoky flavor of Big Jake’s before.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 06:57:10

Pieday: Sweet Potato at Java Primo

You’d be harder pressed to find a heartier pie than this slab of nutty condensed sweetness.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 17:39:25

Pieday: Blueberry at Shangri-La

Great homemade pies are just about enough to cause anyone to drive way out west for dessert.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 17:57:26

Pieday followup: Lemon pecan at E's Bistro

The pie originally sought on the trip to the North Little Rock eatery is discovered to be an extraordinary piece of work, guaranteed to surprise and delight.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 09:53:00

Pieday: Coconut meringue at Lewis Family Restaurant

Restaurants don’t have to make everything from scratch. Very few even come close.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011 - 08:45:39

Pieday: Buttermilk at Ashley's

Most great Arkansas pies can be found at mom-and-pop restaurants, diners and the various hole-in-the-wall around the state. But the state's finest restaurant has a pretty darn good pie, too.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011 - 08:48:00

Pieday: Hershey Bar at E's Bistro

I have to confess — this was not the pie I went to check out. But the pie I encountered at the North Little Rock shop is indeed worthy of inclusion in the great list of fabulous Arkansas pies.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 08:27:59

Pieday: Blueberry cream at Mud Street Cafe

Sometimes you just luck into something fantastic — even when the folks who make it don’t realize how fantastic it is. That’s exactly the case that happened to me at Mud Street Café in Eureka Springs.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011 - 13:29:39

Pieday: Fresh apple at Sodie's

This Flippin soda fountain - pharmacy serves up great ice cream treats and sandwiches. But you really need to check out this pie, full of fresh slices of apple and lots of spices.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011 - 07:38:34

Pieday: Strawberry Rhubarb at Village Wheel

The Bull Shoals restaurant serves up a couple of different homemade pies each day. If you like tart pies, this is the one for you.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011 - 08:57:57

Pieday: Fried pies galore at the two Ms. Lena's

Summer seems to be the season for fried pies… which, while not set in a pie tin or topped with meringue, are indeed pies.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011 - 08:52:26

Pieday: Lemon icebox meringue at 65th Street Diner

The working man's lunch stop serves up a variety of pies for $2.25, including a smashingly good coconut meringue. But the lemon icebox meringue pie is something else.

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