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What's Cookin' Behind the Curtain - Life of Pie

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Everybody has one fatal weakness. For Superman, it’s kryptonite. For R. Kelly, it’s teenage girls. For me, it’s pie.

It can be any type of pie, really, it doesn’t matter. The American classic apple. The Southern special sweet potato. The light and fluffy lemon meringue. Yum. Yum. Yum.

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However, it’s not just dessert pies that get me going. I am also a huge fan of chicken pot pies. I always used to order it when we’d have a family dinner out at one of those homestyle American restaurants. And I would make sure to ask for those frozen Marie Callendar’s pot pies on the grocery list. Chicken, vegetables, gravy, and pie crust – what’s not to love? It’s really the crust that stokes my fire. Buttery, flaky tastiness.

So when I stumbled across La Palma Chicken Pie Shop in Anaheim, I was excited. Here’s a place that advertises its pies in its name, so while you don’t necessarily know how good the pies are, you know that the restaurant makes its living off of its pies. How could I not be a fan?