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Decent Pie @ B&W Café, Vallejo

Melanie Wong | Jul 30, 200205:18 AM

Driving south on Sonoma Boulevard, a sign painted on the Indiana Street side of the building promotes Chinese-American cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner and home made pies. How could I not stop to check it out?

This is a small place with a handful of tables. Breakfast is served all day. Burgers and sandwiches are the majority of the short-order menu, plus Chinese-American favorites such as wonton soup, egg fu young, fried rice, and eggrolls. But I was here for the pie.

I spotted the apple pie in the case. It was in a glass pie pan, an indication that it probably was indeed homemade. Coconut meringue was also available. The counter lady told me that the pies are fresh on Monday and they bake more as needed throughout the week.

This was a decent piece of apple pie for $1.95. The plain top crust was egg-glazed and golden and didn’t have the metallic taste of commercial leavenings. The bottom crust was even flaky and not soggy. Made from fresh apples with a bit of cinnamon, I actually found myself wishing that it were a bit sweeter rather than complaining that it was too sugary or overthickened. I’m sure it would have been even better served warm with a scoop of ice cream (a la mode, $2.75). Not something to drive out of your way for, but it’s nice to know that it’s there when you’re hungry for home made taste.

B and W Café [Solano County]
2632 Sonoma Blvd.
Open Mon-Sat, 7am to 7pm


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