okay, I admit it. I like to Yelp, and review things that get an "opinion" from me. Sometimes bad, sometimes good. According to my distribution chart, I like maybe a third of the places I visit with the rest broken up into hates and meh. Not that I'm picky, lol.
I'd been meaning to head on over to Legendary Donuts in Lake Tapps, but it's a good long drive and a new shop opened up close to me--the Pie Goddess. My God. This woman can cook. I'd been reading reviews for her stuff back when she used to operate out of a shared kitchen with some Italian place.
I never got around to eating at the restaurant, but as soon as I saw her logo go up in a small storefront, I was so there. Nice woman, beautiful pies. No coffee drinks (a rarity for Seattle), no extras, just two cases full of pie and only pie. They let me split a whole pie into a sampler, and the woman waiting on me had the patience of a saint. She'd been doing a sampler as I walked in and then someone else walked in as mine was being made and...I guess that's a good thing, because all of us had big, wide smiles. Lot of good feelings in that store.
I had the lemon cream, banana cream, coconut cream, chocolate chip, mixed berry, apple, sour cream apple, peanut butter cream and pecan, and yes--I was a pig, but a happy pig. The mixed berry was great! Tart, like a real pie, beautiful flaky crust. I was in awe. Better yet, I got pictures.