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#1 Palaver

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:44 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy a slice of good coconut cream pie? I have a friend with a birthday coming up who mentioned today that that's her all-time favorite dessert. I need to be able to buy by the slice -- if I buy her a pie she will kill me.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:44 PM

Off the top of my head, there's always Giant food's bakery case. That's an "easy" and boring answer though, I know. Also, I had coconut cream pie a while back at Silver Diner. It was good, but the coconut tasted like it was enhanced with coconut extract. It kind of reminded me of my high school tanning oil, w/o the sunscreen. I was a stupid teen who didn't believe in proper SPF protection, but I digress. So yes, Silver Diner's is okay.
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 11:26 AM

Does anyone know where I can buy a slice of good coconut cream pie? I have a friend with a birthday coming up who mentioned today that that's her all-time favorite dessert. I need to be able to buy by the slice -- if I buy her a pie she will kill me.

HT sells a mini-cream pie (I brought the Sour Cream Lemon once) in the bakery fridge that was pretty good.

Call:

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Mom's Apple Pie (Leesburg)
Pie Gourmet (Vienna)
Bayou Bakery (Arlington)

and see if they have slices?

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 02:24 PM

Capitol Grille, and no offense, but HT uses whip cream, that to me is NOT coconut cream pie, which needs to have meringue. Hard to find a good one in these parts.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 08:16 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy a slice of good coconut cream pie? I have a friend with a birthday coming up who mentioned today that that's her all-time favorite dessert. I need to be able to buy by the slice -- if I buy her a pie she will kill me.

An excuse to post the link to what may be the single most incredible thread of any message board that I have ever seen: http://www.roadfood....re-m434990.aspx

A vote for Johnny Ray's in Birmingham.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 08:54 PM

An excuse to post the link to what may be the single most incredible thread of any message board that I have ever seen: http://www.roadfood....re-m434990.aspx

A vote for Johnny Ray's in Birmingham.

This term gets tossed around too often, but if that's not food porn I don't know what is.

One vote for Dhalia Bakery in Seattle if you want it classy. One vote for Zarour's in Chattanooga TN if you want it dirty. I'm keeping my fingers crossed someone on this thread will spill the beans on where to find a decent slice of coconut or banana cream. At this point I'll take decent.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:00 AM

An excuse to post the link to what may be the single most incredible thread of any message board that I have ever seen: http://www.roadfood....re-m434990.aspx

I think I gained 3 pounds just looking at the pictures--and I only made it about half-way down the page before I went into sugar shock and had to stop looking...
The even had a picture of Du-par's boysenberry pie--the favorite pie of my childhood (at Du-par's in the L.A. Farmer's Market, not the pictured one in San Diego). Mmmfff..
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:17 AM

Capitol Grille, and no offense, but HT uses whip cream, that to me is NOT coconut cream pie, which needs to have meringue.

I've not had any coconut cream pies, but I have never seen it with meringue before. Is this a regional thing or a common thing?
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:53 AM

I've not had any coconut cream pies, but I have never seen it with meringue before. Is this a regional thing or a common thing?


I thought it was common. Maybe you're thinking of a coconut custard pie? A similar beast that has simply a plain baked surface.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:07 AM

I've not had any coconut cream pies, but I have never seen it with meringue before. Is this a regional thing or a common thing?

It might be a Southern thing (I never know if things are Southern things because I have never lived in the North or West, well some things I know, but some I just assume everyone knows.)? But if you google it most all the pics that come up have meringue not whip so I thought it was a standard benchmark for the pie. I have a bad habit of being a pie snob though because my family and nanny all make incredible pies.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:25 PM

It might be a Southern thing (I never know if things are Southern things because I have never lived in the North or West, well some things I know, but some I just assume everyone knows.)? But if you google it most all the pics that come up have meringue not whip so I thought it was a standard benchmark for the pie.

Looks like I have to do some research. I grew up on Baker Square pies in the midwest and the coconut and the banana cream pies were always topped with whipped cream.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:42 PM

Tomorrow is National Coconut Cream Pie day (go figure) and WF is having a special $4.99 pie all day long.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:52 PM

Tomorrow is National Coconut Cream Pie day (go figure) and WF is having a special $4.99 pie all day long.

After looking at the calendars of other WF stores in the area this special appears to be happening at the Arlington location only.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:57 PM

After looking at the calendars of other WF stores in the area this special appears to be happening at the Arlington location only.


I was just checking calendars too, and it seems Rockville will have it also.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:44 PM

Mmm. Wish they'd sell it by the slice, though! (I know, at that price . . . but I don't need 5 extra slices.)

Had a very good coconut custard pie (not the same thing, but delicious) at Johnny's Half Shell this weekend.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:44 AM

I walked by Foggy Bottom and they had a sign out advertising this special, even though it's not on their calendar. Coconut cream pie!
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:33 AM

But is it topped with whip or meringue :)

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:09 PM

But is it topped with whip or meringue


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I can't tell.

(Apparently, they have the pies at the Old Town Alexandria store. Got this picture when the +1 went out from work for lunch.)

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

It was whipped cream topped and it is quite good for WF standards!
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:18 PM

1. Chef Vola's, Atlantic City
2. Johnny Ray's, Birmingham
3. Buckhead Diner, Atlanta
4. Emeril's, original Tschoupitolis Street, New Orleans

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:53 PM

An excuse to post the link to what may be the single most incredible thread of any message board that I have ever seen: http://www.roadfood....re-m434990.aspx


Yeah, I'd say that post is pretty definitive, alright.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:11 PM

The Fairfax (not Dulles) Wegman's sometimes has the best Coconut Cream Pies during the summer. No slices though.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:09 PM

Hey, all,

At the risk of being self-serving, I'll go ahead and suggest this, because--who knows? It could serve you, too:

I make pies to order, including coconut cream... www.curvymamapies.com

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