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Trader Todd's is a pan-tropical bar and restaurant that is known for their homemade Key Lime pie. The pie is made from scratch as a miniaturized whole pie rather than a traditional slice. Sour cream is added to the filling to spoil your tastebuds, and the house-made whipped topping is dusted with toasted coconut. The chef’s secret is to use a dash of Don Q coconut rum in the graham cracker crust.
Location: 3216 N. Sheffield Avenue. 773.348.3250
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House
Hugo's Frog bar is known for their mountainous pies, from Chocolate Mousse to ice cream pies! While the Chicago institution is best known for serving up the freshest seafood flown in seven days a week to the Gold Coast hot spot, they are also renowned for their colossal desserts.
Location: 1024 N. Rush Street. 312.640.0999
Nestled in the lobby of the Kimpton Gray Hotel, Vol. 39 offers a hearty slice of fruit pie for those Chiberia chills. Vol. 39’s new Cranberry Quince & Juniper Pie is just what the doctor ordered to celebrate National Pie Day in the correct fashion. Made with fresh quince and tart cranberries, this pie incorporates Chardonnay for an oaky and crisp citrus profile. The cranberry quince and juniper filling is tucked under a made-from-scratch lattice pie crust and topped with a generous dollop of freshly whipped cream.
Location: 39 S. La Salle Street #200. 312.750.9012
The Dearborn creates freshly baked pies, including a rotating “Market Pie” inspired by their own selection of seasonally-inspired flavors. The current masterPIEce? The southern-style, Cranberry Chess Pie. The all-butter pie crust made exclusively in house, with a custard-style base created with buttermilk and cornmeal, and adds in local cranberries before baking. Served warm with a dusting of powdered sugar, this pie will be sure to give guests the appropriate sugar fixe, without being too sweet.
Location: 145 N. Dearborn Street. 312.384.1242