this summer, i've resolved to finally try the famed pies at helen's in machias, maine. i've done my research, and this place seems to get more praise than anywhere else for their pies, esp. their blueberry pies in season (as well as their strawberry pies).
recently, though, i heard that they have a newer location in ellsworth, which isn't as far up the coast. my question: is the pie quality the same at both helen's locations? are the pies made on premises at both branches?
i'm totally willing to drive all the way up to machias for their pies, but if the experience is exactly the same at the ellsworth branch, i'd rather go there, as i'll be driving up from the ny area and am not sure that my travel companions will appreciate the extra 75-90 minute drive up to machias.
thanks so much for the tips.