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Bon Appétit's Favorite Pies

Bon Appétit loves a local pie institution.

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    Bon Appétit makes favorite pie picks in the October 2010 issue. The Apple Pan in Los Angeles made the cut.

    Let's just cut to the crust on this one. The October 2010 Bon Appétit rounds up The Top 10 Best Places for Pie around the country, and a local institution has made the lofty list.

    It's the Apple Pan. No surprise there. The food magazine cites the "apple, cream, and pecan" as especially pie-worthy, as well as the burgery things that always seem to proceed the pie at the Pico Boulevard landmark.

    Agreed, Bon Appétit, agreed. And we're tempted by your other dessert favorites -- including a chocolate-sea salt pie at Scratch Baking in North Carolina -- can one fly to North Carolina just for pie? In a perfect world -- we'd also like to add some other Top 10 lists we'd like to see the Apple Pan on.

    Best Screen-Dooriest Place in LA: Screen doors in public venues are a mite hard to come by here. But the atmosphere they add. The Apple Pan's doors just add oomph to every Hickoryburger-based bite.

    Best Place to Stand Near a Seat You Eventually Want to Take: Most restaurants make you wait outside. We like the Apple Pan's "linger nearby" policy.

    Best Place to Remember the Conical Cups: You remember those? The little paper/plastic cone cups that your soda arrived in? They instantly summoned 1957 in beverage form, which is no easy thing.