The chocolate pecan bourbon pie is not necessarily a thing of beauty…but the taste more than makes up for aesthetics.
MICHELE’S PIES: 666 MAIN AVE., NORWALK
In search of America’s best pie, a crew from Good Morning America filmed a segment with Michele Albano of Michele’s Pies in Norwalk on Tuesday. Michele is one of a handful of finalists – selected by viewers – who will appear on the show this Sunday for an all-American pie showdown.
Of course, this is a gimmick, I mean, I have no idea how viewers are going to be able to judge pies they haven’t eaten. But I can tell you this much, Michele’s pies are no joke.
I took an informal poll of patrons as to their favorite pie and I pretty much uniformly received an obfuscation: ‘I like them all’ they told me.
Fred Coppola, who just celebrated his 85th birthday, when pressed indicated that pumpkin was his favorite “with a little cream on it, ya know.” He then told me pecan was good, but retreated leaving me with, again, “I like them all.”
READ: Norwalk reporter Lisa Chamoff’s story.