The Weekly Feed – National Pie Day Edition

By on January 18, 2017
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No matter how you slice it, bake it or top it, Tulsa loves pie; but let’s be honest, who doesn’t? It’s so beloved, in fact, that National Pie Day is a thing. No, seriously, it’s Monday, January 23rd and we here at TulsaFood say you can never be too prepared or eat too much pie. Whether you’re a cherry pie fanatic or coconut cream is more your style, there are plenty of places serving up slices of heavenly goodness all over Tulsa. Here are just a few places we adore. And remember, on National Pie Day, it is customary to eat dessert first. (We don’t know if that’s true, but it should be!)

 

Take 2 Cafe
309 S Main St, Tulsa, OK
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Most of your “old school” downtown Tulsa dwellers will remember the gem of a restaurant called Impressions. Tom Butcher owned and operated it at the time, and in addition to his delectable sandwiches, he produced some legendary pie. Impressions may have closed, but Butcher is back behind the counter at Take 2 Cafe. (Find out more about this great nonprofit restaurant here!) Those glorious sandwiches are back, but their cream pies are just as good as you remember.

Antoinette Baking Co.
207 N Main St, Tulsa, OK
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Antoinette Baking Co. makes it a point to give pie its just ‘desserts’ every Friday and Saturday for Pie Night. Tulsa has vigorously embraced the new Pie Night tradition, with Antoinette often selling out of their luscious, inventive pies. Each week the pies change, with a mix of traditional – like the decadent mile-high chocolate pie – and more creative spins on classics, like their famous guilt pie – which is chocolate, caramel and a smattering of potato chips. Yes, oh yes. Antoinette will be doing it up BIG for pie day, so be sure to keep up with them on Facebook for a list of pies they’ll be serving.

Sweet Lisa’s Cafe
1717 N Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK
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Though Sweet Lisa’s has “sweet” in the name, this little soul food restaurant is more sought after for their perfect catfish, slow-simmered neck bones and some of the best mashed potatoes and gravy in the state. But there’s a very good reason why Sweet Lisa’s is so sweet and the proof is in the dessert case. They have cakes, cookies and puddings, but the pie is probably better than your grandma could ever make (apologies to grandmas everywhere). The sweet potato pie is a dream come true and the key lime is perfectly tart. And even though you’ll likely be too stuffed to eat anything else after your meal, be sure to take a slice (or three!) to go. You’ll thank yourself later!

Dilly Diner
402 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK
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When Dilly Deli transformed to Dilly Diner, it brought some serious dessert game to the Blue Dome. The peanut butter chocolate pie will blow your mind, but you can’t go wrong with any of the pies or pastries in Dilly Diner’s dessert case. Professionally trained pastry chefs churn out some of the best pies in town. So if you’re looking for the perfect place for pie and coffee, then Dilly Diner is your best bet.

Boston Deli & Market
6231 E 61st St, Tulsa, OK
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Everything at Boston Deli & Market is thoughtfully prepared – from the cedar salmon cakes to their Hasty-baked barbecue. But there is also some serious sugary magic going on in their dessert case. The “Peanut Butta” has a cinnamon wafer crust (!), but the “Buttascotch praline” and classic coconut cream pie cannot be missed. Whole pies can also be ordered in advance. Just sayin’. It *is* a national holiday.

Brownie’s Burgers or Brownie’s Gourmet Burgers
2130 S Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK; 1730 Utica Square, Tulsa, OK
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It’s always a struggle to go to Brownie’s. Why? Because we humans have only one stomach, so it is hard to fit a piece of pie on top of a double-cheeseburger with onions fried in and a fat, frosty mug of house made root beer. However, today, we are asking that you show restraint…or just get the pie to go! The meringue on the chocolate meringue pie is fluffy, sweet goodness, with a homemade feel. They also serve the same pies at the “fancy” Brownie’s Gourmet Burgers in Utica Square – same down-home pie but in a swankier atmosphere.

If you are looking for some more pie recommendations, here is a little list we put together last year. Have a happy pie day, everyone!

Angela Evans

About Angela Evans

Angela Evans has been digging deep into the booming restaurant scene of Tulsa since 2010. Her foray into food journalism began with The Urban Tulsa Weekly, but soon expanded to write for TulsaPeople and The Tulsa Voice. Her quirky but informative take on cuisine earned her a Tulsa Press Club Newsie for “Best Critic” in 2014. Finding those hidden gems around town is her passion, as she searches high and low for the best fried chicken or the newest spot to woo your beloved. She also loves shining the spotlight on the chefs, farmers and restauranteurs who keep Tulsa’s cuisine scene vibrant and diverse. After a brief stint out West, she has returned to Oklahoma and has brought her appetite with her. So join Tulsa's own bon vivant on her epicurean adventures.

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