Leading up to September's Best of Dallas® 2017 issue, we're sharing (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrées, appetizers and desserts that really stuck with us this year.
On June 1, Emporium Pies released its new summer pie menu, and in it, we found nirvana: the Basic Beach, which in description alone is one of the most interesting pies we've come across lately. Emporium takes an orange-pistachio cream pie and tops it with a cloud-like Earl Grey whipped cream and serves it all on a perfectly salty-sweet graham cracker crust.
This fun summer pie is light and sweet with a really fun flavor play between the citrusy orange-pistachio cream and the Earl Grey whipped cream. It's one of several new pies on their menu — the Mellow Yellow is a lemon-chiffon pie on a gingersnap crust.
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.