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Today’s Pick: Peanut butter pretzel pie ($6) from First Prize Pies.
While there are plenty of peanut butter pies floating around town, First Prize Pies’ Allison Kave has distinguished hers by endowing it with a crackly chocolate shell and plenty of pretzels that are both ground into the graham cracker crust and sprinkled in chunks across the pie’s surface.
The creamy peanut butter filling tastes like peanuts instead of sugar, and is just sweet enough to amplify the saltiness of the pretzels. The thin puddle of hardened chocolate cracks and splinters in a satisfying way when you bite into it, and the delicate graham cracker crust — really more crumble than crust — echoes the crunch of the pretzels. Texturally and flavor-wise, the pie’s ingredients work in great harmony, and its small size all but guarantees there will be a return for seconds, or thirds.
First Prize Pies
Previously in the countdown:
Dish No. 100: Zaragoza Grocery’s Flor de Calabaza Quesadilla
Dish No. 99: No. 7 Sub Shop’s General Tso’s Tofu Sandwich
Dish No. 98: Nigerian Goat Stew From Baku
Dish No. 97: The Captain’s Daughter From Saltie
Dish No. 96: Bun Bo Hue From Thanh Da
Dish No. 95: The Beauty From Mile End
Dish No. 94: Potato, Egg, and Provolone on a Roll at Torrisi Italian Specialties
Dish No. 93: The Terrine Board at the Breslin Bar and Dining Room
Dish No. 92: Sausage and Egg Breakfast at La Bonbonniere
Dish No. 91: Roasted Carrots at Porchettta
Dish No. 90: Spicy Miso Ramen at Ramen Setagaya
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 28, 2010
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