It's difficult to find a true version of pie anymore. Whether single or double crust, meringue, cream, fruit, ice-box... but not the "fluff" that some restaurants label "cream". Any quality pie knowledge/suggestions?
I know that Mama's Daughter's has a good rep for pie, but I *think* those are the ones that I refer to as "fluff" - some *version* of Cool-Whip w/a bit of flavoring and color added. The Dixie House Cafe(s) (out of Ft. Worth) serves the same type and they just don't fit the bill for that which I'm searching; although I believe both have a couple of fruit, double crust selections.
Babe's (Carrollton location) has an absolute killer pie which they label Lemon Meringue - it's actually a wonderful lemon pudding/custard-like filling with meringue so light it disintegrates on mouth contact. They also have a choco meringue - untried, but I imagine it equals the lemon.
Society Bakery in Arlington has a great French Silk Pie with a hint of Amaretto. This place is obviously an old Celebrity - same decor and menu - but the FS Pie is much denser, ergo, deeper depth of chocolate that what Celebrity offers.
Untried, but pie is on the menu at Pioneer (coffee shop) in Arlington - just east of 360 off Division - and Cheddars has apple pie. While it'd be a real long shot to think that Cheddars makes theirs, not sure about Pioneer.
So are there any others out there where one could just get a piece of pie and cup of coffee?