Bang Bang Pie Shop
We’ve always wanted to walk into a restaurant and say “We’ll have one of everything.” The carefully planned, reasonably priced menu of assorted pies and delicious things at Bang Bang Pie Shop makes our gluttonous fantasy a totally manageable brunch reality.
Bang Bang is located on an under developed stretch of California avenue in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Just a block or two south of the blue line and a big, noisy intersection, the small, sunny storefront, with its bike basket welcome sign and backyard patio, takes you somewhere rural and quiet and completely charming. The whimsical details are thoughtfully edited to make the place cozy and cute without looking like Pinterest barfed all over it.
40 bucks, including tip, over-fed our crew of four with pie and cinnamon rolls and biscuits, with coffees all around. A glassine bag filled with candied pepper bacon came along as a very generous freebie, making our family-style feast pretty much perfect.
Though the pie is predictably spectacular, the biscuits steal the show. They are tender and flakey without being crumbly or dry, and are, without question, the best in the city. While perfect when served plain, the biscuits are particularly nice paired with their ridiculously good ham from Smoking Goose. They don’t even need butter (I fucking know), but do benefit from a stop at the jam bar for some house made preserves.
Other notable standouts included cinnamon rolls slathered with gooey pumpkin-cream cheese frosting and pepitas, what can only be described as the Platonic ideal of apple pie, and their perfectly nutty custom roasted coffee.
Whether you’re there to eat the whole menu or are feeling a bit daintier, Bang Bang and their fucking awesome biscuits are a necessary addition to your brunch roster.
Blood orange strikes again
[esteban voice] thees ees a deesaster
his smile says congratulations but his eyes say pain
Even Johan in the back looks at him and his smile drops because he knows his bestie deserved that shit
don’t worry leo at least mcdonalds still loves you
.:: Gif of Century ::.
whens the last time these rich ass celebrities used a paper plate
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Walking into a restaurant and realising the menu’s too expensive.