Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 10:12:46

Pieday: Caramel Pecan at Sweet Treats

Imagine a pecan pie and a burnt sugar pie. What would happen if they merged? You can find out at this little lunch dive in Lamar.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011 - 10:03:45

Pieday: Apple at Betty's Restaurant

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

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:23:29

Hunka Pie moves back to North Little Rock

Here he goes again. Chris Monroe has packed up shop and is heading back to North Little Rock after a year in the old location for The Hop on Cantrell Road.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011 - 08:20:32

Pieday: Peanut Butter Meringue at South End Grill

An unusual custardy type peanut flavored pie topped with a mountain-peak type meringue, at a restaurant that serves extraordinarily large dinners.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011 - 10:49:59

Pieday: Peanut Butter at Gina's Place

Gina's Place is the new name for Ann's Restaurant, still serving up great home cooking and some of the best pies in Northeast Arkansas.

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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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