Pie in the Sky offers the best pies in the city — and more. "We serve a collection of things that I've developed over time, mainly soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches and burgers, and we always serve some nice fruit on the side," says Stubler. The place has a lot of character, with kids' drawings and paintings adorning the interior walls. There's a small but manageable number of tables. It seems as though word about the new place has already reached quite a few people, because not only is there a line out the door most days at lunch, but every table seems to have a piece of pie on it (with four adult entrées, you get a free slice of pie).
Stubler is not only the owner — she's also the chef and chief tester of new pies. "We've been working on a new pie, a sour cream and raisin, and it took them awhile to get it right. I kept sending them back for little tweaks, but when they got it, boy, did they get it! In fact, I had one customer recently tell another customer, who asked what pie he was eating, 'I think there's heroin in there.' It's that good," she says.
Dish enjoyed a lime cilantro chicken sandwich and a spinach salad with grilled chicken, but followed the menu's orders to "save room for pie." Going with the waitress's recommendation to try the bumbleberry pie proved to be a good decision. Wow, what a pie! Full of fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, it really brought to mind the handmade pies of yesteryear and quickly vanished.
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