I have heard so many great things about the West Fork Wharf ever since they opened in June (2014). Many of my friends and family have been but I kept missing out. Finally, a few of the North Iowa Bloggers decided to go there for supper after our recent wreath making class. Since I’ve never been here before, I was really looking forward to seeing all the awesome decor that I have heard about.
Pie’s & More is cute little restaurant in Mason City, IA. It’s hidden away in a little strip mall. This strip mall doesn’t get a ton of traffic so I think a lot of people forget about this place, but with food and service like they have, it should be top of the list for best comfort food in North Iowa.
Pie’s & More has become part of our family tradition the week of Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, everyone starts to roll into town around 10am, but since no one wants to make lunch we all meet up at Pie’s & More, which is located in the Willowbrook Mall. We have quite a large family so we try to get there around 11:30 to get one of the large tables saved for us. My favorite spot is sitting in the front window so I can people watch while waiting for everyone to arrive.
The absolute FIRST thing you HAVE to do upon arriving is to pick out the type of Pie you want. It sounds crazy to order and receive your dessert before you get your entree, but it’s an absolute must if you want the pie you want. Since pie is in their name, this is what people come for so it goes fast. They have something new and different every time I go, but my favorite are coconut cream, chocolate and Banana Cream. Other people in my family like Apple, Peach and Pecan.
Yesterday, a few of the North Iowa Bloggers got together again to have some lunch at a fairly new restaurant to Clear Lake, the Ladybug Greenhouse Cafe, Bakery, Wellness Center & Spa. I’m always up for trying new restaurants, especially when they are in my hometown! 🙂