October 21st, 2004
|03:48 pm - One point five pie|
The Gold and Silver Inn is possibly the oldest family restaurant in my town. It's been around since the 50's, or possibly before, and still has that kind of Mom & Pop "greasy spoon" sort of atmosphere. The sound system plays 50's music while the waitresses run back and forth between smoking and non, carrying stacks of plates in an amazing ballet of coffee shop virtuosity.
It's charming, and homey, and comforting in a way, but then, so are many other restaurants in town. What the other restaurants don't have, however, is Renate's homemade pies.
Oh, the pies, the pies! Renate's homemade pies! You can tell tales about your Marie Callender's all you like, my friends, but Marie has nothing on Renate. In fact, Marie is to Renate as I, myself, am to Alton Brown of "Good Eats" fame. Anyone who knows me and my *cough* not so *cough* elite cooking skills (sushirob will back me up on this, I'm sure) knows that there is simply no comparison.
While you can go to the Gold & Silver for an actual meal (I recommend the Macho Burger and fried mozarella sticks, myself), or even breakfast which is served 24 hours a day, the main reason you go to Gold & Silver is for the pie.
"Hey, let's go to Gold & Silver and get a piece of pie!" you'll say to your friends, your family, your date, whoever. Sure, you can get coffee too, but you go for the pie.
My personal favorite at the moment is the cherry pie. You get it heated up with a scoop of ice cream on the top, and it is the food of the GODS, my friends, the very gods. Charlie likes the Dutch Apple pie, and I have to admit, in the absence of cherry pie, it's pretty damn good as well.
Maybe the best part of all is that you never get just one piece of pie at the Gold & Silver. You get at least a piece and a half. I mean, it's like a quarter of a pie sometimes!
Some days, when it's cold and I'm feeling sad and blue, I yearn for the Gold & Silver and a piece of Renate's pie.
Mmmmm ... one point five pie.
Make Rob take you to pie, sweetie.
Wear the tiara so everyone knows how truly faboo you are.
Now I want a Macho Burger, fried mozarella sticks (with ranch dressing) and pie. Chocolate cream pie. Texas tea...
Yes, yes! They have the BEST ranch dressing too! They also have this stuff they call "marinara sauce" that you can get with the mozz sticks, but it's more like a meaty spaghetti sauce. While tasty, it's a bit lame.
Renate's chocolate cream pie is ... drrrrooooooolllll ... good too.
How a long a drive there and back from Denver? I have jury duty on Monday.
*runs off to look it up on MapQuest*
ummm... really really long?
I dunno if I'd drive 16 hours for a Macho Burger ... but I would definitely drive an hour or two for one. :-)
I still need to try an awful awful.
I just dont want to find parking.
Been here 7 years, and I have yet to try one.
I'd probably be doing it more for the pie than anything else. I like pie.
Im not much of a pie person, pies having fruit and all. Though I wouldnt mind a coconut cream pie. Actually that is where we went last week when she needed to rant. Food is Ok i guess.
now she has me thinking about pie. I dont even >like< pie.
I think its just a ploy to make me take her there...
Make sure she wears the tiara.
Renate makes a lovely coconut cream pie.
And coconut is not a veggie.
* runs *
Mmmm I love pie! Anytime is a good time for pie. I would much rather have pie than cake.
it seems wrong to be talking about pie without starry
sounds gooood mrs v..
What is coconut, exactly? Is it a nut? A fruit? An aberration of nature? I just..don't..know. What I do know is that I want some pie. And mozzarella sticks.
Warm lattice apple pie with a wedge of sharp cheddar getting all gooey and melty on top... ::drools::
Oh, and wear the tiara. You might get faster service.