Yesterday morning at the end of our four-day trip to Chicago, Ed crossed an item off his list of "Things To Do Before I Die": try every pie* at Hoosier Mama, one of his favorite pie shops in the country. The table was graced with 13 kinds of pies, along with some muffins and savory hand pies. And no, Ed didn't eat them all by himself; he had help from five Serious Eaters. It was our first and best meal of the day. Owner Paula Haney's magical pie touch is still going strong.
*Okay, we technically couldn't eat every pie the bakery makes since the menu changes periodically, but we ate every pie that was on the menu that morning. Still intense.
Hoosier Mama Pie Shop
1618 1/2 Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60622 (map)