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The convenience store custard fried pie - an endangered species

The custard fried pie has bit the dust. Gone at convenience stores and supermarkets alike, discontinued ...

Just a year or so ago, pull in any 7-11 and you could partake in Hostess (or Mrs. Bairds') lemon, chocolate, coconut fried pies. Or perhaps pineapple ... Anyway, the cheap custard fried pie has been gone for nearly a year ...

A lemon or coconut pie used to be a fine reward after a night of hard-working drinking, or after a night of philanthropy at t-bars, passing out partial scholarships to worthy students ...

Nowadays though, you can only get an apple or cherry fried pie at your local store.

But I don't want to eat apple or cherry pies, too sweet! I want the orgasmic lemon pie, chocolate, coconut ... mmmmm

I think a Fort Worth company is keeping the love alive, called Mindy Lou's Pies. Yeah they are preaching the gospel of custard pies for a buck or so. But they don't get good distribution, just try to find one.

Any thoughts?

Dec 27, 2008
jimmysspecial in Texas


As long as you're on Greenville Ave. (Baker's Ribs, per earlier post) ... drive two miles north to Back Country BBQ. The best brisket, if you like it very smoky, very lean but very tender. One of the best potato salads you will ever find. The nicest overall BBQ "experience" I've found in Dallas.

Herrera's in Dallas - better food at Denton Dr. or Maple Ave these days?

It's been a year since I've been to either ... but back then, the Maple Ave. Herrera's was superior food to the other, closeby Herrera's known in my circle as "The Barn," over on Denton Drive cutoff. Is that still the case? (I've heard by word-of-mouth that things have switched up and that Denton Dr. may be better now ... hm, where to go?)

Recipes and menu are virtually identical either place, but back then the Maple Ave. food was just fresher and a little better done than Denton Drive. ... Denton Drive was nothing to sneeze at, though.

I understand that these two restaurants are owned or at least run separately, by cousins in the Herrera family, so this could account for the difference....

Appreciate replies ... friends coming into town and I want to show off the best Tex-Mex ... oh yeah we'll go to Escondido too if we can work around its short hours ...