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Pie in Sacramento!

hewn | Mar 15, 2007 03:37 PM

Last week's SN&R had a snippet by Kate Washington on a new pie shop in downtown/midtown. My wife picked up a chicken pot pie (not big enough - and apparently you need to order a day in advance, and they are only open Weds-Sunday) and some fruit pie. AMAZINGLY GOOD. The owner is kind and an amazing chef ... I urge you to try this out. The crust alone is just, omg, so very very good. And the filling is light but filling, hearty without being sludgy, and FULL of flavor. 12th & F downtown.

"A good pie is a thing of beauty and a joy forever, but it can be hard to find outside your grandma’s kitchen. Most commercially made pies leave me vaguely depressed, which is why I am so glad that the Real Pie Company is now open in Alkali Flat. Kira O'Donnell’s sunny, cheery pie shop offers a stellar lineup of sweet and savory pies, made with all-butter crusts. The grouping changes according to the season--O’Donnell is working with local growers to get the freshest produce to fill her flaky crusts--but on opening day there were blood-orange tarts with chocolate crusts, apple galettes, fantastic vegetable quiche, and a deep purple mixed-berry pie that my daughter smeared delightedly all over her face. She seemed to get pie’s appeal, offering a jammy grin as she showed off some brand-new vocabulary to sum up the Real Pie Company experience: “Pie! Happy!” 1201 F Street, (916) 446-2885."

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