Sand crunches beneath my feet. An old saloon is before me. Inside it’s cleaner than the saloons from the old Clint Eastwood westerns. Scent of pies fill the air. I take one home.
When I was a kid I had a choice of Pioneer Chicken, Picnic N Chicken, and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Pioneer Chicken had this crunchy and spicy chicken I loved when I wanted to be a rebel. Picnic N Chicken was like KFC original recipe except I thought it had a smoother flavor and maybe fried […]
Hot. Burning. Tongue on fire. Face and chest sweating in below 70F weather. I do my best to avoid spicy food but this innocuous looking chicken pot pie did me in. Lucky I had some emergency candy on my desk to save myself. There was a lot to like about this pie. Crust was crunchy […]
When I was a kid I was given the choice of reheating frozen diners for my own dinner. I usually alternated between chicken or turkey pot pies made by Banquet or Swanson. When I baked them correctly the top crust had some crunch and the filling didn’t bubble up and dry out. Flavor was mostly […]
An Irish pub in Portland had my favorite mushroom sauce and steak. It was a mixture of wild mushrooms and enhanced the flavor of a ribeye steak that was already delicious from the char, salt & pepper. An Irish pub in Palm Springs had my favorite chicken pot pie. Crust was crunchy and the flavor […]
Since 1938 Roosters and hens adorn the walls and shelves. Parking lot in the rear. Order to go or stay to eat. The pies are where it’s at here. Can’t go wrong with any of them. It’s just hard to pick which one for dessert.
Green grass around us Mountain trails for us to trek Blue sky above us. Phel Steinmetz introduced me to the Chicken Pie Shop back when this place was located on the corner of 5th Av. in Hillcrest. We were on a field trip to apply the photo techniques we learned in the classroom. This was […]
There is something about brick buildings that I just adore. Maybe it’s the architecture, symmetry or the lovely brick red color, it makes a statement loud and clear. Here I am! Come on inside! This place appealed to me right from the start. A genuine replica of Boston’s original Green Dragon Tavern, demolished in 1854. […]