Thanks to the weeks I spent researching today's full-length review, the second belief is beginning to shift.
Mission Pie, Chile Pies & Ice Cream, Mission Beach Cafe, and
Southern Sweets are doing good work, but there's another class of
homestyle pie bakers appearing at farmers markets (Marge Bakery, Charlie Frank's Pies, Pie Press), popups (Three Babes Bakeshop, PieTisserie), cafes (Black Jet Bakery) and street corners (Pie Fridays). One of the bakers I sought out, Butter Love Bakeshop, doesn't even make public appearances these days, preferring to take orders through her website and make deliveries.
I ate an awful lot of pie over the course of two weeks, and the review
highlights my favorite of the pies you have to hunt down to capture.
Since the review was turned in last week, in fact, I even learned about