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June 22, 2004

Petsi Pies

Yesterday my family and I were cruising around Boston on a mission. Well, several missions actually. We were trying to find the USS Constitution but I got us lost in the East End near Logan Airport. After that failed mission, I decided to try to satisfy a craving for cherry pie that my wife Kathy and my oldest daughter had. We tried two or three places and came up empty handed.

As we were getting out of the car for dinner, my oldest daughter Meghan glanced across the street and said, “Hey, there is a pie store!” Within moments the entire family was drawn by this powerful tractor beam towards Petsi Pies.

The door was open and there was Renee McLeod, the proprietor, working on her off day. We quickly discovered she was closed and had no cherry pie. But she did have pecan and a few others. When Renee heard about our failed mission trying to locate cherry pie, she would not let us leave empty handed. Moments later I had an enormous pecan pie wrapped in protective cellophane and in a great box.

I got to taste the pie this morning and once again, moments ago. Oh, how delicious it is! Some pecan pies are too sweet. This one is perfect. The crust is both flaky and moist.

If you are near Somerville, MA, get yourself onto Beacon Street. Beacon runs between Somerville Avenue and Mass Avenue. Open your car window and the aroma will direct you to 285 Beacon Street, the source of the Petsi Pies tractor beam. Please tell Renee I said “Hello!” and that I can’t wait to come back and visit with her!

Posted by Tim Carter at June 22, 2004 11:14 PM

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