The Stockholm Pie Company's sweet, cinnamon-scented wares are surely, as they claim, "a little slice of happiness." Entering the shop is like stepping into a Little House on the Prairie dream sequence: a line of red barstools leads to owner Janet Garretson standing behind a case containing about a dozen varieties of scratch-made, freshly baked, honest-to-goodness, old-fashioned pies. Garretson has a repertoire of more than 30 types of pies, which means that when rhubarb is in season she'll have rhubarb pies, strawberry-rhubarb pies, and rhubarb-custard pies in the rotation. She makes all the customary crowd-pleasers, including a lovely whipped-cream-topped butterscotch pie, but doesn't neglect old-time classics on the brink of extinction, including a top-notch sour cream raisin. Garretson's triple-ingredient pies are grand-slam home runs. Triple berry, made with fresh raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, is a sweet, jammy delight, with a light, tender crust that nearly floats on top. Triple chocolate, chock-full of almonds, pecans, and coconut, tastes as decadent as a seven-layer bar. The pies are available by the half-slice, which is a boon to samplers for whom choosing just one would be like picking out a favorite child.
No Alcohol, Reservations Not Necessary