Here at Nook, we have a passion for people, places, and properties. There is a reason that we say people first, for what makes a neighborhood special if not the people who live there? Welcome to #TastemakerTuesday, where we’ll feature the visionaries in our favorite nooks who are dedicated to building a better community through their talents.
Watch out, because this blog is bound to make you hungry.
In a city of freelancers and Hollywood meetings, there are times you need a healthy gluten and dairy free choice, there are times you need a quick coffee and there are other times -- that you need the House of Pies.
An invitation to the House of Pies is not to be taken lightly. And let's be honest here, no one goes there for the dinner options. Here are our favorite choices from their menu, and I apologize in advance if you made a healthy New Year’s resolution.
Key Lime: It took me a long time to enjoy key lime pie, and then it was only after tasting a homemade one that I understood its glory. With the perfect tangy filling and flaky crust, HOP is the closest you’ll get to that authentic key lime flavor.
Chocolate Cream: I grew up with a very specific chocolate cream pie made by my Grandma. It wasn’t until I tasted HOP concoction that I realized my dear grandmother’s pie was entirely out of a can. I hate to break your nostalgia as well, but this menu treat is well worth it.
Cheesecake: This is sort of like pizza, in that it’s hard to have a bad cheesecake experience. But if you hold out and save your calories so they really count, then you’ll have a cheesecake creation by HOP. Because why have the mediocre version when you can have the real thing? Fresh strawberry is available year round and pumpkin is seasonal. Even if you aren’t a pumpkin season person like me, this is different.
Real Meringue and Custard: Here is another experience that will likely ruin some childhood memories. For years I thought that meringue should taste a little like foam glue and a little like nothing. Then I moved to Los Angeles and all that changed. HOP is worth the trip for these slices alone.
Brownie Sundae: Now here’s where I admit that if there’s a brownie sundae on the menu, I gravitate towards that regardless of the other options. HOP serves up the perfect combination of hot brownie, crunchy outside with gooey exterior that you have to eat at just the right pace for your vanilla ice cream to melt a little but not too much. In fact, you may need a couple of tries to get this combination perfect.
You can thank me later. Say, later tonight on Vermont Avenue?
Happy Pie Day! Everyone at Nook hopes you have a delicious dining choice close to your home. If not, time to Search With Style© and find the perfect combination of architecture and good old apple pie.