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The other reason to come to Duarte's is the pies, which have a rich, flaky, bronzed crust and filling just sweet enough to bring out the natural flavors of the fruits. In the olallieberry version, the pie-maker let the sweet/tart interplay of the local berries speak for itself, while apple filling had a hint of warm spice and pliant fruit that seemed to melt into the buttery crust.
La Casa Rosa
107 Third St., San Juan Bautisa, (831) 623-4563.
Hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
202 Stage Road, Pescadero, (650) 879-0464.
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fortified by soup, pie, and the comforting weight of the past, I paid my bill and headed back to the city.