Hot!PIE, OH MY, OH MY!!

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CajunKing
Sirloin
2013/10/30 23:10:11
Well I have landed here in the mid south and I have got settled in, I will be house sitting for a weeks here in Middle Tennessee so I thought what better way to torture my good friend Buffetbuster than to create a "trip report" of ALL the pie I am going to enjoy over the next few weeks.
 
So to start off the adventure:
 
Sunset Family Restaurant in Lebanon, TN
 
Grandma's Chocolate Pie

 
Buttemilk Pie
 
And No it's not techincally pie, but will drive Cliff nuts anyway
Bananananana Puddin
 
MUCH MORE TO COME - ( I have 30+ pie stops planned over the next few weeks)
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/10/31 00:10:17
Tease!
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/10/31 04:58:30
)oooh Woooow!!!!
love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/10/31 08:42:16
You won't be torturing just BB!!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/10/31 08:59:20
I like the looks of the meringue of the chocolate pie.  It looks like the real thing!
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/10/31 11:27:45
it was the real deal, no intant pudding mix there, the chocolate had the slight grittiness of the cornstarch thickener, but a nice even chocolate taste and the meringue was light and fresh and not watery.
 
The crusts were nice and short and flaky
 
Off to meet Poverty Pete for lunch at The Pharmacy for burgers, phosphates and or shakes too.
 
and maybe a pie stop or two....   BWA HA HA HA
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/10/31 12:58:26
CajunKing


Off to meet Poverty Pete for lunch at The Pharmacy for burgers, phosphates and or shakes too.

and maybe a pie stop or two....   BWA HA HA HA
You are really rubbing it in now!

Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/10/31 14:29:23
BB:  We just had this pie show open up in Knoxville in historic Bearden where I went to high school.  A trendy neighborhood.  I have not tried them but apparently, they are getting good reviews.
 
http://www.buttermilk-sky.com/
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/10/31 17:22:12
Sundancer7

BB:  We just had this pie show open up in Knoxville in historic Bearden where I went to high school.  A trendy neighborhood.  I have not tried them but apparently, they are getting good reviews.

http://www.buttermilk-sky.com/
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
A fabulous website for sure. Looks like a lot of pride and passion going on with the new endeavor. Nice that they have different sizes of pies and stick to just  a few varieties. I would dearly love to try their buttermilk pie. Now, get a move on over there and let us know!

lleechef
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/10/31 17:42:16
I already started torturing bb the other day when I told him I had discovered a place called "Just Pies".  It was Sunday late afternoon and they were closed.  So I stopped by yesterday and got a banana cream for MH and a caramel apple pecan for me.  With all the hoopla of the WS last night I forgot to sample mine.  MH did not forget and pronounced it one of the best he's ever had.  BTW, bb said he and Mariton had already been there.  DAMN! 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/10/31 17:47:35
I ate only three slices.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/10/31 22:37:32
Well another day and MORE pie and some repeats.
 
After lunch with Povety Pete I went in search of 2 Pie places in Nashville that were close to The Pharmacy.  Geraldine's Greatest Chess Pies and Sweet Creations.  I drove up and down Rosa L Parks Blvd before I realized that Geraldine's was INSIDE the FARMERS MARKET.  D'OH
 
So i parked and walked inside, this was a cool spot for some wonderful food, there was BBQ, Korean, Asian, Indian, Cajun, Woodfired pizza, cupcake shop, the buttercake babe, and ver other eating places.  I looked all over and could not find Geraldine's.  :-(
 
I asked the lady at THE PEACH COBBLER FACTORY (really good cobbler sample) where Geraldine's was located and was told she comes in on weekends now, so....  TRAVELINMANNED 
 
Oh well the driving rain and winds did not dampen my spirits nor the idiots who kept crashing around me on the rain slickened roads.
 
off to stop number 2 Sweet Creations and only 2 minutes from the Farmers market.  Pulling into the lot all signs looked promising, ther was a sign out front professing best pecan pie in Nashville, and several versions of pie available.  I parked walked across the parking lot to find...
 
The lights off and the door locked... TRAVELINMANNED TWICE!!!!
 
So without letting Steve get into my mind, I called and audible and drove down Jefferson Ave towards Fisk Univ.  There on my right was a smokin wonder Ooh Wee BBQ and a sign that said "Fresh Hand Pies $.99"
 
So I swung in and ordered a peach and an apple, they were out of peach, so I took an apple one to go.  I should have drove off when I heard the beep beep beep of the microwave oven from inside.
   
The pie was on the small side but for $ .99 what can you expect.  How about being good??  The ends were nuclear hot, the middle was ice cold, and it tasted like they fried it in last weeks used MOTOR OIL not vegetable oil.
 
I wanted to like OOH WEE BBQ - but EPIC FAIL.
 
So on my return to Lebanon I was still in search of dessert and...
yep you guessed it Sunset Family Restaurant.
 



 
So all in all not a bad day, now waiting out the hurricane force winds to blow the trash cans down the street, thank goodness they postponed beggars night, those kids would have been blown away like Dorothy tonight.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/01 00:38:06
My Grandkids live in Franklin TN and their Halloween got Travelinmanned too!
 Do over tomorrow!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/01 08:01:52
lleechef 
  With all the hoopla of the WS last night I forgot to sample mine. 
" />" />" />
 
It is probably unnecessary to mention, this would not have happened to me!

buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/01 08:04:15
CK-
Sorry to hear about the disappointment with the fried pies, but it looks like you bounced back in fine fashion!
 
On a really sad note, I saw on the news last night that a nine year old in Nashville was electrocuted by a downed power line.  So very sad.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/03 19:45:10
Yes he ran over the line with his bike and then it got entwined with him and knocked thelittle guy for a loop, local principal has said that counselors will be on site Monday.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/03 19:47:50
OK we have better success today
 
Bar - B - Cuites
Fried Hand Pies

 
Apple - Real apples not canned filling
   
Real Chocolate - Yummmy
 
The pastry was light and flaky, the filling HOT and ready to be devoured
Poverty Pete
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/03 21:17:12
I have three words for you, Donald.
"Loving Pie Co."
 
You do the leg work.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/03 21:21:31
its on my list of pie places to sample in the coming weeks.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/04 22:36:42
Ok not technically in the Mid State of TN, but none the less
 
BIG BOB GIBSON's
 
Chocolate Pie
 
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/04 22:41:03
Oh yeah, Big Bob Gibson's has some really good pies.  That is a good looking crust.
 
Oh, and I can't wait to hear about Loving Pie Company
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/05 07:51:24
The chocolate pie looks so good!  How many other choices do they have at Big Bob's?  Bet there were NO slugburgers on the menu!
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/05 13:56:30
CTD - No sluggies on the menu, but lemon, coconut, chocolate and banana pudding were on the menu yesterday.
 
But seeing that BBG was my 4th of 6 lunch stops yesterday, I was quickly hitting the wall and didnt have room for more than one piece of pie.
love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/05 16:22:35
LOL, CK--4th of 6 lunch stops of the day?  I think the might've wall crashed into you first.  " />
 
It sounds like you're having a lot of fun, though, and I'm so totally envious of all these pie-ventures!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/05 16:30:01
Poverty Pete

I have three words for you, Donald.
"Loving Pie Co."



Oh, my! A three cheese macaroni and cheese pie.
phlmaestro
Cheeseburger
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/05 16:54:57
I'm drooling!
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/05 22:39:19
Dubs Burgers
Apple Fried Pie - Was premade and taken from the walk in and microwaved
   
CF Penn Burgers
Apple and Peach Fried Pies - These little babies reminded me of McDs Old style of FRYING their pies instead of "baking" them now

 
Busy Bee
Fried Apple Pie - Again MICROWAVED
 
 
 
Today was spent recovering from excesses of yesterday.  I see more bananana puddin in my future.  And then MORE PIE
 
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/14 00:00:58
Ok, i have been slacking in my posting duties, not because I was lazy or anything, but I have been recovering from a PIE COMA.  So here are some highlights of the past week or so.
 
DEMO's
http://demosrestaurants.com/
 
Heath Bar Pie - Graham Crust pressed into the baking dish then a chocolatey cream/ pudding mixture covered in crushed heath bar pieces.  OMG my blood sugar was... well my meter just waved "HI" at me afterward.  This was good but OVERLY SWEET

 
I could not even finish it, because it was SO sweet.
 
   
 
 
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/14 00:31:04
Ok next up on the PIE TRIP
 
Bon Ton Mini Mart
http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=343
 
Pie Trio: 
Lemon Box
Chocolate
Chess
   
The lemon box was just tart enough to cut the sweetness, the choclate was still slightly warm from just being made and the chess, I ate so fast i cant remember.  You don't believe me...
   
Tom's Blue Moon BBQ and some bananananana puddin
http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Overview/8152/toms-blue-moon-bbq
   
So that brings me to today and
 
The Loving Pie Company - Nashville
http://www.thelovingpiecompany.com/
 
OMG - CALLING BUFFETBUSTER Pick up the piece of Chocolate Peanut Butter Chess Pie.
 
Another Pie Trio:
Red Velvet Chess
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chess
Regular Chess
 
   
The chocolate peanut butter chess needed a cold glass of milk to wash it down, WOW was it so good.
Regular Chess Pie - not overly sweet, but a wonderful balance 
    
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chess Pie
   
Red Velvet Chess Pie
 
They have both sweet and savory pies and the chicken pot pie looked good, I ordered a shepherd's pie, but the waitress was so flumoxed that I ordered 3 pieces of pie she forgot to put the savory order in.
 
She also forgot to tell me that their special of the day was Apple Cranberry Pie and Pumpkin Chess Pie.  If i wasnt headed to Knoxville tomorrow i might go back for more pie, but ETH calls.
 
So tender and flaky
   
All gone again

 
I did get a piece of Red Velvet Chess to take home (my dad's wife LOVES red velvet anything)

 
Then onto my next dessert at Rotier's
 
Rotier's
http://www.rotiersrestaurant.com/
 
Lemon Box Pie
   
Chocolate Milk Shake

 
Then just down the street to
 
Elliston Place Soda Shop
http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Overview/97/elliston-place-soda-shop
 
Bananananna Puddin

 
Pineapple Soda

 
The bananananana puddin was still warm and gooey it was just made, and the tartness of the pineapple and the sweetness of the ice cream made the soda wonderfully refreshing after the HUGE day I had just had.
 
So for now the pies and desserts are caught up.
 
post edited by CajunKing - 2013/11/14 00:37:27
myterry2
Double Cheeseburger
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/14 06:18:50
I love any type of chess pie, and these look great....outstanding pictures.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/14 07:15:37
So here is how my day went yesterday.....
 
Half of the work day was spent in boring meetings.  Lunch:  a salad, which surely has to be one of the signs of the apocalypse.  No dinner.  And to top it off, CajunKing is texting me a constant stream of pie photos.  Pies that I am missing out on! 
 
CK-
For a really nice person, you sure can be ruthless!  It was somewhere around the chocolate peanut butter chess pie that my lawyers started working on the cease and desist order! 
post edited by buffetbuster - 2013/11/14 07:46:24
Davwud
Double Cheeseburger
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/14 07:44:55
I'm sorry....Chocolate Peanut Butter Chess Pie?? OMG. Must investigate.
 
DT
love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/14 09:04:56
No words!!! 
crew84row
Cheeseburger
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/14 15:04:23
Great report CK...now I'm deifnitely pie hungry.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/14 18:52:43
That pineapple soda looks gorgeous!

Where's the Kool-Aid pie?
post edited by CCinNJ - 2013/11/14 18:55:20
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/14 19:53:16
CCinNJ

That pineapple soda looks gorgeous!

Where's the Kool-Aid pie?

Jim Jones never allowed it to leave Guyana.

CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/15 14:55:50
No kool aid pie that day  " />  but I REALLY didnt have room for it either
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/15 17:27:25
I was just curious because Bon Ton Mini Mart makes Kool-Aid look really good.


We are enjoying your report....

CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/15 18:03:19
They did not have it listed that day either.  Believe me for the sake of roadfood i would have found a way to eat another slice of pie.
 
I was channeling my inner CTD, but alas no kool aid pie.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/16 17:23:19
Still no kool aid pie for CC, but JELLO Rainbow Cake was quite good.
 
 
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/16 17:41:58
That's a beautiful rainbow cake!

...from Henpeck Market!

I remember desserts!
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/16 19:41:51
yep as good as ever
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/16 20:10:27
If I converted my firearms collecting to PIE Slices, using $4.00 per slice... I would have consummed  @1750 slices of pie this Month...and today is just the 16th.... I don't think I would survive the month at that rate.
 
That Said-- I proclaim the Mayor's 14th Rule of Life
Guns don't kill people,  BUT PIE must be considered a Deadly Weapon !
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/18 23:19:29
I would actually hate to think of the pie I have eaten on this trip or desserts for that matter.
 
THAT BEING SAID....
 
Time to torment Buffetbuster some more:
 
Gabbys Burgers & Fries
Dessert Square (Choc, peanut butter, peanuts, pretzels, marshmellow, caramel)


 
There were several versions made up but this one was a new creation and Doug himself proclaimed them to be EXTREMELY GOOD, and he wasnt lying.
 
Then on to Arnold's Country Kitchen, the fire 2 weeks ago have not slowed them down one bit, in fact the palce was PACKED, and according tothe manager has been ever since the fire was reported.
 
PAGING BUFFETBUSTER!!!
 
Chocolate Cream Pie
   
Chess Pie

 
I am not sure what pie
   
Tasted like Chess Pie, but had meringue on it.  I wasnt thrilled with their pies, the chocolate had an off taste, the chess was tooooooo salty, and the meringue threw me off on the other one.
 
They were out of their "SPICY Chocolate" Pie
 
Then for dessert tonight, yep back to sunset and my dessert stand by

Buttermilk Pie
 
   
Chocolate Cream
 

Banananana Puddin
 
Yummers
 
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/19 22:50:26
Ok - So I needed another excuse to go back to Gabby's (well maybe not really a reason to go back to Gabby's as much as Loving Pie Company is not open on Monday so I went back to Gabby's and Loving Pie Company today.
 
Today's Specials:
 
Cherry Pie with Pied Piper Creamery's Gingerbread Man Ice Cream
Pumpkin Chess
Apple with Toffee Crust
 
I decided to choose:
 
1 Slice Cherry Pie with Ice Cream
1 Slice Chocolate Chip Pie (described as soft baked chocolate chip cookie meets deep dish pie)
1 Slice Pumpkin Chess Pie
 
Cherry Pie with Gingerbread Ice Cream
   
The contrast between the sweet & tart cherries and the sweet and spicy ice cream was MIND NUMBING, ok maybe that was brain freeze, but was still mighty durn good.
 
   
Chocolate Chip Pie (Chess Pie) - OMG was this rich and delicious
 

 
Pumpkin Chess - Dense, Pumpkinny, Spicy, creamy & crunchy
 
       
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/20 12:55:37
I just spoke with Ms. Geraldine & she told me to tell you that she'll be at the Market on Friday from 9-2:30...Dahlin'.

Tell her I sent ya.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:PIE, OH MY, OH MY!! 2013/11/20 14:22:31
I will do that CC, I have beenthinking about her pies the whole time I have been here