New Scenic Cafe's Triple Berry Pie: 100 Favorite Dishes

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New Scenic Cafe's Triple Berry Pie: 100 Favorite Dishes

No. 52: New Scenic Cafe's Triple Berry Pie

Betty's Pies may get all the attention, but it actually places a distant third behind The Pie Place in Grand Marais and the Rustic Inn near Castle Danger in terms of its pies' utter awesomeness. But the dark horse in the North Shore pie race is the New Scenic Cafe, just outside Two Harbors. There isn't always pie on the New Scenic's dessert list, but when there is, you'd better save room. We recently lucked into this fat slice of triple berry--a deep, inky slurry of raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry filling sandwiched between a tender, flaky crust--with a scoop of chilled whipped cream that seemed halfway headed to ice cream. After we polished off the pie and a few cups of coffee in the Scenic's sun-filled dining room, the drive back to the Cities seemed far less daunting.

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

No. 100: Volcano Salad at Tiger Sushi No. 99: Eclair at Butter No. 98: Moussaka at Gardens of Salonica No. 97: "Flappers" at Colossal Cafe No. 96: Bento Box at Obento-Ya No. 95: Sausage, salami, onion, and green olive pizza at Black Sheep No. 94: Crab Cake at the Kitchen No. 93: Passion fruit cake at Pardon My French No. 92: Kafé 421 Signature Dips No. 91: Lutefisk at Landmarc Grill No. 90: May Day Cafe Croissant No. 89: Dowjic at Babani's No. 88: Osso Bucco at the Modern Cafe No. 87: Chef Shack Hot Dog No. 86: Adult Mac & Cheese at Good Day Cafe No. 85: Ropa Vieja at Victor's No. 84: French Toast of the Dead at Chino Latino No. 83: Uni at Origami No. 82: Bagel at Common Roots No. 81: Jasmine Deli's bánh mì No. 80: Pho 79's bò cuốn lá nho No. 79: Sweets Bakeshop's Kettlecorn Cupcake No. 78: D'Amico Kitchen's Chicory Salad No. 77: Be'wiched Deli pastrami sandwich No. 76: La Grassa's lima bean appetizer No. 75: Bulldog NE Tater Tots No. 74: Pop's Swedish Meatballs No. 73: Hot Plate's Caramel Apple French Toast No. 72: Grand Cafe's Ham and Cheese No. 71: Galactic Pizza's Thailander No. 70: Jackson's milk chocolate gelato No. 69: Patrick's Bakery and Cafe's tiramisu No. 68: Punch's Chopped Italian Salad No. 67: Red Stag's Smelt Fries No. 66: Mancini's Grilled Garllic Bread No. 65: Uptown Bulldog's Chicago Dog No. 64: Crema Cafe's Sorbet Spritzer No. 63: Matt's Bar Jucy Lucy No. 62: Baker's Wife Doughnut No. 61: Bar Abilene Guacamole No. 60: St. Paul Cheese Shop Cheesemonger No. 59: Fasika Vegi Sampler No. 58: Sen Yai Sen Lek Lettuce Wrap No. 57: Saffron Mini Lamb BLT No. 56: Dominguez Family Restaurant Green Salsa No. 55: D'Amico Bottomless Glass of Wine No. 54: Pizza Luce Spinach Salad No. 53: Barbette Mussels

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