Our love of buttery, flaky crusts extends well beyond dessert. From the 
North Side to the South Side, here's where to make a meal out of a savory 
pie on a blustery day. The Travel Channel recently touted 
http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/food-and-drink/photos/food-paradise-pot-pie-1 
the pleasures of the stout little meat pies served at Pleasant House Bakery 
http://pleasanthousebakery.com/ in Bridgeport. Order the (slightly) 
lighter mushroom-and-kale pie ($8 for an individual serving), or take home 
a variety of flavors--the produce is grown at the bakery's sister farm 
http://pleasantfarmschicago.com/ --to heat up at home. 964 W. 31st St.; 
773-523-PIES or pleasanthousebakery.com Gingersnap 
http://gingersnapsweets.com/ , a tiny new bakery on the North Side, makes 
a daily selection of the British pie-in-a-pocket known as the pasty 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasty . We tried a pork-and-apple version 
($6) with a crust so decadent, we could have eaten it sans filling. (Also 
at Gingersnap: an incredible St. Louis treat known as gooey butter cake 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooey_butter_cake , $2.) 1416 W. Irving Park 
Rd.; gingersnapsweets.com The chicken potpie at Hoosier Mama Pie Company 
http://www.hoosiermamapie.com/index.html in Ukrainian Village does the 
classic justice thanks to a crisp crust and a creamy filling stuffed with 
tender chicken. To feed six for dinner this week, stop in and grab a large 
pie ($29, go in the morning; they sell out later in the day), heat your 
oven to 400 degrees and let the aroma of your childhood dreams fill the 
house. 1618 ? Chicago Ave.; 312-243-4846 or hoosiermamapie.com
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LIFE OF PIE
Savory treats with irresistible crusts
Pleasant House Bakery
Pork pies at Pleasant House Bakery.  
Our love of buttery, flaky crusts extends well beyond dessert. From the North Side to the South Side, here’s where to make a meal out of a savory pie on a blustery day.

The Travel Channel recently touted the pleasures of the stout little meat pies served at Pleasant House Bakery in Bridgeport. Order the (slightly) lighter mushroom-and-kale pie ($8 for an individual serving), or take home a variety of flavors--the produce is grown at the bakery’s sister farm--to heat up at home. 964 W. 31st St.; 773-523-PIES or pleasanthousebakery.com

Gingersnap, a tiny new bakery on the North Side, makes a daily selection of the British pie-in-a-pocket known as the pasty. We tried a pork-and-apple version ($6) with a crust so decadent, we could have eaten it sans filling. (Also at Gingersnap: an incredible St. Louis treat known as gooey butter cake, $2.) 1416 W. Irving Park Rd.; gingersnapsweets.com

The chicken potpie at Hoosier Mama Pie Company in Ukrainian Village does the classic justice thanks to a crisp crust and a creamy filling stuffed with tender chicken. To feed six for dinner this week, stop in and grab a large pie ($29, go in the morning; they sell out later in the day), heat your oven to 400 degrees and let the aroma of your childhood dreams fill the house. 1618 ½ Chicago Ave.; 312-243-4846 or hoosiermamapie.com
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