Thanks to all who responded to my query a couple of days ago re sweet potato pie.
I checked out the recs but so close to thanksgiving it did not happen. I did buy a mini from 27th Street at Ralphs Market in Pasadena for tasting. But I needed a whole one.
An unlikely place came through on Thansgiving Day. I got my pie at Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles in Pasadena. The best damn sweet potato pie I have ever had. It comes plain, but the filling is smooth and scrumptious. They sell it by the slice as well.