A slice of heaven May 26, 2007Posted by Ron Warnick in Food, Restaurants.
When traveling Route 66 through Missouri, we make it a point to stop at A Slice of Pie in Rolla.
We don’t think it’s hyperbole to say this is among the best pie to be found, period. Rural Missouri magazine readers agree. Early editions of Jane and Michael Stern’s Roadfood books agree. And locals certainly agree.
A Slice of Pie tends to get overlooked by roadies because it’s on a more obscure alignment of Route 66. It’s tucked away in an old strip mall at 601 Kingshighway (map here). But even with the traditional U.S. 63 alignment of 66, it’s just a stone’s throw away.
For lunch or dinner, A Slice of Pie usually has quiches (such as bacon and spinach), salads, pot pies and soups, along with a warm, soft dinner roll as big as your fist.
But many folks come for dessert. The prices are a bit higher than usual diner fare, but the slices are, too. So make sure your appetite is up for it.
A restaurant flier lists the types of pie:
- Apple (American and Dutch)
- Blackberry crumb
- Boston cream
- Cherry (double crust / crumb)
- Chocolate chip mint
- Chocolate cream
- Coconut buttermilk custard
- Coconut meringue or cream
- French Silk
- Fresh strawberry
- Fudge brownie (with ice cream), with plain, nut, mint or toffee
- Key Lime
- Lemon meringue
- Moe’s Millionaire
- Peanut butter chocolate swirl
- Peanut Butter Lust
- Sweet potato
- Tahitian cream
- Toll House
I’ve not even listed the six types of cheesecakes or the five cakes.
Here is my favorite pie: Peanut Butter Lust, along with a glass of iced tea. I couldn’t resist taking a bite before snapping the photo.
A Slice of Pie is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. Its number is 573-364-6203. But, remember, the restaurant is cash only.