so i had a craving for pie yesterday. i didn’t love pie when i was growing up. i think i was bothered by mushy fruit and soggy crust. of course those were mostly assumptions i had about pie and not real experiences i was associating with pie. i was a little ridiculous about food i think. regardless…pie is one of my most favorite treats now. and yesterday i wanted pie. i could have made a pie. i have a very favorite recipe for my very favorite pie. but if i made said pie it’s reasonable to say i would have eaten most of the pie. which is not very wise when one is trying to make smart food decisions.
so we googled (paul is working from home this week). i googled “best boston pie” and “best pie on the north shore, ma” and somehow landed on yelp.com reading reviews of the Agawam Diner in Rowley. lots of people mentioned their pies so i was sold on the idea straight away. we’ve driven by the Agawam a bazillion times but neither of us had ever eaten there. we immediately embarked on our little 40-minute roadtrip.
i love a good diner.
I’m sad to report, however, that as soon as we ordered and I got my chocolate milk (yum) and turkey club sandwich (it was almost dinnertime anyway…) I got distracted and forgot to take pictures of the food and more importantly the PIE. Sigh. I will just have to go back and recreate this experience for the sake of the photos. I got chocolate cream pie and Paul got blueberry pie. As it turns out I think I’m more of a fruit pie fan than a cream pie fan, but I really enjoyed the pie. The most important part to me is the crust and theirs was really super good. Not too thick, just a little bit salty, flaky but hearty, great New England pie crust. I was so satisfied. They had a LOT of pies to choose from so I can’t wait to go back and sample some of the others (bringing my camera, of course).
i love pie.