by Kat Robinson
Of course, I’m talking about Hunka Pie, the eclectic little pie shop inside the equally eclectic Galaxy Furniture in Argenta. I don’t get there as often as I would like, but I try to nab a picked up slice any time I hear someone’s heading into the area. I have about eight favorites, to tell you the truth, including my new one above. More honesty — I’ve tried a whole dang lot of the pies Chris has produced, and I haven’t found one I haven’t liked yet. I’m sure if he tried really hard, I might. But I doubt it.
See, Chris has been blessed with this talent to create some fantastic pies. That Blackberry Pie (up there on the top of this article) was a real surprise to me — not because it was good, no sir. I went in with my friend Suzanne the other day, and she was cruising for chocolate. I almost went that way myself, but I had to try the Blackberry because frankly I love blackberry. Chris has managed to create this perfect blend between a French-style crumb crust and the best parts of a blackberry cobbler. He even heated it up a little, too.
Here’s the thing, though. I eat a lot of pie (no, you’d never have guessed that, would you?) and there’s one big difference between Hunka Pie and other pies. That’s the texture. Chris adds texture to taste to create a unique and tasty product, hands down. I love the balance between crunchy fruit and crispy topping, between custard in some pies and the crust of others. You never get the same roster of pies from day to day. If I lived on that street, I’d be about 10 feet wide. And broke.
You should, too. Check it out inside Galaxy Furniture, on Main Street half a block north of Broadway. Or check out the Hunka Pie Facebook fan page. I bet if you make a request Chris would probably come through.