100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes, No. 75: The Basic Beach at Emporium Pies

Emporium's new Basic Beach is anything but basic.
Emporium's new Basic Beach is anything but basic. Courtesy of Emporium Pies
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.
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Beth Rankin is an Ohio native and Cicerone-certified beer server who specializes in social media, food and drink, travel and news reporting. Her belief system revolves around the significance of Topo Chico, the refusal to eat crawfish out of season and the importance of local and regional foodways.
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