Berry good

TAKEOUT

May 14, 2008|By ROB KASPER

May and June are the prime months to enjoy fresh strawberries. One of the most inviting spots you can find strawberries is nestled in a pie, sometimes in the company of rhubarb, another gift of spring.

Sniffing out the local crop of strawberry pies last week, I found some good ones. Two were paired with rhubarb; in one, the strawberries stood alone.

Best Pie Co.

Address --13600 Annapolis Road, Bowie

Phone --301-860-0620

Hours --10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Not since the days of the old Haussner's restaurant have I seen a strawberry pie like this one. It features the fruit in a solo, if somewhat soupy, performance.

This small, family-owned operation bakes pies using fresh fruit and sells them whole, not by the slice. The 10-inch strawberry pie I got for $25 was fresh from the oven and still warm. The fruit was genuine, but the filling was too sweet for me.

Know of a good carryout place? Let us hear about it. Write to rob.kasper@baltsun.com.

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