Emporium Pies

photo 2Since I happen to be such a fan of math, I decided to get my ass over to Bishop Art’s beloved Emporium Pies yesterday in celebration of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, or rather, Pi Day.
Now, if you’re like me, you were spacing out and writing notes to your L.Y.L.A.S.’ or practicing your signature with the quarterbacks last name in geometry class over actually paying attention.  This seemingly ridiculous symbol that most of us never use in our adult life quickly came to represent my new favorite holiday as of yesterday afternoon.
Each time I had tried to visit Emporium Pies in the past, they had been closed so after seeing a picture on their instagram account hinting that they had pot pies in celebration of Pi Day, I decided to hop in the car and head to Bishop Art’s immediately.
I know I shouldn’t have been surprised but I was shocked at just how crowded it was.  It wasn’t lunch time, it wasn’t after church on Sunday…duh, it was Pi Day and the patrons came out in full force to support.  I was so overwhelmed by the smell in the air and the line at the counter, I went ahead and ordered the “Snowball,” which I had only heard raving reviews of.
Empire2My review would be no different.  Wrapped in an adorable carton and tied with a bow, this slice is loaded with coconut custard, house whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes.  Don’t get me wrong – this was just as delicious as it sounds, but what really makes this pie so special is the crust.  It is the perfect balance between thick and thin, flaky and smooth, and tasty without being dry.  I can only assume that anything that is housed in this incredible crust would be a winner and I can’t wait until I get my hands on each and every one of their pies to find out.
My memories of Pi Day will haunt me for at least a month to come as I glance at the scale and realize that slice of heaven added approximately 3.14159 to my body mass index.  The good news is, I don’t give a shit – it was so worth it.

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