Many Wednesday evenings, Steve and I cross the Allegheny River to eat supper at Grant Bar in Millvale. I usually order the tapioca (to go) at the end of the meal. Reminds me of my childhood. But tonight we ordered and shared an extra huge piece of Chocolate Banana Cream pie. M-m-m-m-m! Thanks Vicky.
I asked Vicky about the pie maker.
Frank Ruzomberka, one of the original family owners, starts making the pies everyday at six in the morning. There’s a pin map to stick a push pin to show where you’re from when you order pie.
Pittsburgh Magazine did a piece about Chef Ruzomberka in 2007 and it’s laminated on a wall plaque at the entry way. Coconut Cream is the most popular, in case you’re wondering. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a terrific article by Gretchen McKay “Everyday is Pie Day” here’s the link