Best Homey Desserts - 2006
Apple Pie at Chow
The great American dessert has its definitive rendition at Chow, a place that takes the fine art of pie-making seriously. To wit: thick, yielding chunks of apple touched with just the right amount of cinnamon; a top and bottom crust of buttery pastry barely enclosing the cornucopia of luscious fruit; a healthy dollop of cool whipped cream with a drizzle of thick, warm, golden caramel for textural and gustatory contrast. In a word perfection. Chow, a friendly old-mahogany spot with a retro-hipster vibe, also serves pumpkin, pecan, chocolate cream, and coconut cream pies on a revolving basis, as well as pork chops, pot roast, meatloaf sandwiches, wonton soup, cioppino, spaghetti and meatballs, and other signature dishes out of the homey-food repertoire.