Saturday, June 2, 2007
Mamacita's post about her top 5 pies from House of Pies reminded me of a story told to me by my college roommate Steve. He was a physics major, and one of the graduate students he worked with was from Russia. Soon after this guy had arrived in the United States, some other students took him to House of Pies, which is one of the big restaurant hangouts for people from Rice. He looked at the pie menu and asked the waitress "What is this Bayou Goo?" (imagine that in a Russian accent). She told him ("a pecan crust with a layer of sweet cream cheese,then a layer of vanilla custard swirled with chocolate chunks and topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings"), he ordered it, and he loved it. He loved it so much that thereafter he could be spotted frequently walking from the Rice campus to House of Pies to have another slice of Bayou Goo.