Pies for a Surfer or a King
Written by SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel
Now that the cool weather is here OC surfers are always glad when the bright, yellow Surf City Gourmet Pot Pies van pulls up.
They know they can get a warm, delicious, pot pie that's ready to eat or can be reheated later.
Chef Colin Armstrong is a chef on the run, going from one beach spot to the next, delivering his fresh, gourmet pies to hungry surfers, beach-goers and locals.
And these aren't just any pies. They're definitely haute cuisine! SurfWriter Girls Sunny Magdaug and Patti Kishel checked them out for ourselves when we spotted Chef Armstrong on his rounds.
The pie choices include Herb Roasted Chicken in tarragon sauce, Shepherd's Pie Provencal and Beef Bourguignon for a taste of France, Coconut Curry Pie with an Indian vibe, and a Pulled Turkey and Sweet Potato Pie with cranberries that delivers Thanksgiving on a plate.
There's even a Seafood Chowder Pot Pie with lobster, shrimps, scallops and more that will make you think you're on the shore at Cape Cod. And when you want a morning pick-me-up, try the Surfers Breakfast Pie, a mix of eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese and potato with a splash of salsa for that extra kick.
Chef Armstrong's pies get rave reviews - "Nothing better than this." "It puts my former favorite pie to shame," "Easily fed my family of four." "Wow! Amazing! Delicious! There are not enough words to describe how good these pies are." "The ingredients and seasonings were hearty and comforting." "Love, love, love them!" "Hats off to Colin!"
The verdict is unanimous. Chef Armstrong knows his pies.
Pot pies- pies filled with meat, gravy and vegetables – date back to the Roman Empire and were served at banquets. By the 16th Century and the reign of Queen Elizabeth I they became a hit in England and were filled with lamb, pork, game and even birds. Remember the children's nursery rhyme about "four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie." The pies soon spread throughout Europe and later made their way to America.
To get a Surf City Gourmet Pot Pie delivered to you, just call (714) 887-3010 or check their website: surfcitypotpies.com
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