Bang Bang Pie Shop | Restaurant review
Come for the pie. Stay for the biscuits.
You could say this place is a coffee shop: It roasts its own beans to create bold, serious cups of hot and iced coffee. Besides, back when this business was a food truck, it was called Bang Bang Pie and Coffee. But now, the coffee has been lopped off, and it’s mainly a pie shop. There’s a particular charm to that—a place where you can just meet someone for a slice of pie. I’ve done it three times now: The crust on two visits was flaky and crumbly; in one case, it was chewy and soggy. The fillings have been similarly all over the board: deep, rich chocolate in the French silk on one trip; flavor-lacking strawberries on another. On two of three visits, I ate the biscuits. They are, in a word, necessary. Have you spent any considerable time thinking about how amazing it is that there exists a socially accepted vehicle for consuming this much butter? Think about it. Then start thinking of Bang Bang as a weekend breakfast spot, because there are only two days of the week these things get topped with a peppery gravy. 2051 N California Ave (773-276-8888).