What better way to end the night than with a yummy forkfull o’ pie?! This week I had the chance to sit down and do some recon on Random Order Coffeehouse. While I was there I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have a slice of their award winning pie, and oh my, was I glad I did.
On the recommendation of a staff member I decided to try out the seasonal favorite of the moment, the shaker lemon pie. When I hear lemon pie I usually think yellow gelatinous goo with too much sugar, but I was delightfully surprised to find just how different their pie was.
It was made with fresh meyer lemons, and guess what?! You could even see the lemon slices in the pie! Instead of an over-sweet mess of blah there was a bang! hi-ya! zing! right in the taste buds. Now, my friends, this pie is not for someone with the faint of heart. All those with acid reflex or without a healthy love for bitterness need not try this baby. Yet what it lacks in straight up sweetness, it doubles back in hard core flavor.
It being only one of the many pies made daily at Random Order, there is guaranteed to be a little something for everyone, from banana cream to Oregon berry. Adding to the appeal is there amazing hours, open till midnight on most nights. Perfect for those late night cravings or the all-night study sesh. I can’t think of a better treat than good pie, good drinks (they serve grown up drinks too), and some good company. Yum-me.
Want to make this pie yourself? Here is a recipe from Jeri Ryan of the Huffington Post to get you started!
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