Yahoo Travel, thank you very much for including us in your list of America’s 10-Most Unforgettable Pies! That does include all 50-states and the Conch Republic (Florida Keys), which makes Yahoo’s recognition even sweeter, vindication for the self-admitted key lime pie snob (me). OK, I’ll give it up to the mom & pop shops and restaurants who are making their own pies as long as they’re using fresh key limes, it’s the commercial boys I take umbrage with.
Thinking about the article, it’s pretty cool considering the writer selected just 10 pies to highlight. I would have been honored if the article was just focused on bakeries in NYC, or focused on key lime pies alone. Well, not really on the last account, like I said, I’m a key lime pie snob. There must be hundreds if not thousands of contenders, at one local bakery just a stroll down the block, I’m sure Baked has what they believe is a real contender, never mind the countless bakeries everywhere, every-town, every-state. Like the writer stated in the opening of the article, writing a piece like this is “like arm wrestling a bear: It’s a losing proposition”. I’m not going to argue the results.
In terms of key lime pies specifically, my snobbery and my hard-nosed position is best left for another post, where I can rant on and tease myself with the prospect of opening a shop in Key West. For now, I thank the writer for the recognition. I thank all those who have passed our doors and supported our business as well as the restaurants who have not embraced the bottom-line mentality but have chosen to serve their customers an unforgettable dessert, and a special thanks those back in Brooklyn who are keeping things rolling while I make my effort to keep things rolling here in Texas and beyond. Cheers!