Monday, April 28, 2014

Pie! Oh my!

I don't know about you, but I just love finding new places.  I always get so excited, but my expectations are apparently, well... high.  Usually, places measure up in some areas, but fall short in others.  I guess over time, I still have high standards, but my expectations have diminished, since I've dealt with disappointment more than once.  That being the case, I cannot express how elated I was last week when I came upon a new place in my beloved downtown McKinney, TX, and it not only met, but exceeded my standards in ALL AREAS!

I went down to the square for lunch last week.  I love the square.  It kind of makes me feel like I live in Stars Hollow (Gilmore Girls reference for those of you deprived of that gem), and it was one of the main reasons that Money Magazine chose McKinney as the #2 best place to live in the NATION.  I don't go down there often enough.  While we have great restaurants, it's not always easy to pop in and out due to parking issues, so it's not a place we go as often as we should.  But I do go down to get my hair cut and occasionally shop around at the cute collection of stores, and on occasion, for lunch.  Last week I went twice for hair and lunch, and I discovered a pie shop.

As soon as we saw it, it was a no brainer.  We were going for pie!  I was shocked to discover that The Emporium: Purveyor of Fine Pies,  has actually been here since November.  Apparently they just got their tables outside and signage, so that's why I had missed it every time I had driven by over the past 5 months.  The outside was very appealing...



The inside was equally cute.  I didn't take pictures inside.  I didn't want to freak them out too much, as my over enthusiasm at each element was probably freaky enough!

Every.  Single.  Element.  Was.  Perfect!

The menus you could take home...
Simply Gorgeous!

We got our pie to go...

The to-go packaging is so charming...

We got two to try...Smooth Operator and Snowball

I'm not as big of a pie nut as I am cake nut, but y'all, IT WAS GOOD PIE!

Not fancy schmancy pie, but your grandmother is a wonderful cook and this is her famous pie kind of good.

It is all made in house.  It is all natural ingredients.  It is beyond good.  

We now have a goal:  Try all the pies before they change the menu (as they do seasonally). 

If you live in the area, come try some pie.  They have very generous hours of operation, so it shouldn't be a problem.  If you aren't in the McKinney area, they also have a store in the Bishop Arts District down in Oak Cliff.  

This is not a paid advertisement.  I'm just overly enthusiastic about a quaint business, with wonderful products!

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