Pie for dinner

With Mom being ill right now, one of the things she misses most is going out to eat. Like I’ve mentioned many times before, we didn’t do anything fancy as a family, but we still enjoyed our dining out experiences.

When my parents decided for a “special occasion” meal, we would head to a stable of family-friendly restaurants. One of my favorite destinations was Polly’s Pies. I’m always excited to find out that a place from my childhood still exists, and apparently the regional restaurant chain is still going strong. I remember there used to be a long waiting list, sometimes we would mill about for a half-hour or more to get a table. I usually ordered a Polly burger, my dad would get the turkey dinner and Mom would get the tuna salad sandwich. Somehow, we saved room for dessert, which was the whole point of coming here in the first place!

One of my family’s favorite restaurants. Image: http://www.pollyspies.com/

Polly’s, as you might guess, was known for their pies. What’s funny is that my memory is fuzzy on what kinds of pies we ordered. My dad wasn’t much of a dessert guy (and was a penny-pincher) so I’m guessing he just had a bite or two of whatever my Mom got. I think we stuck mainly with fruit-based pies, though they also offered cheesecake. All I remember is my mom telling the waitress that she was going to have to roll us out of here we ate so much!

I just took a peek at their online menu and I remember some of the items! So weird, since it’s been over 20 years since my family has dined at a Polly’s. I’m even more impressed that they have a gluten-free menu! I have to be on a gluten-free diet, and a pie-based restaurant is the last place I would think would care about catering to the gluten-free crowd. Sadly though, no gluten-free pies!

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