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Pleasant House pies, Jodorowsky's The Incal, and streaming college basketball

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Owen and Sam, BYOBandits.com editors, are digging into:

Pies at Pleasant House Bakery For years, food writers have been predicting the death of cupcakes. One by one, macaroons, cookies, and even whoopie pies stepped up to the plate but couldn't take the title. Now here for the belt and throwing down a big D-Generation X "Suck It": the savory pie.

Pleasant House Bakery has a simple enough rotation, with steak and ale, chicken balti, mushroom and kale, and cold pork pies available daily and a rotating pie surprise on Thursdays. With each of these served perfectly cooked, complete with buttery crust and juicy hunks of meat (or veggies, if that's your thing), you really don't need anything else. For sides? Awesome mash, coriander chutney, and gravy chips (think poutine, but with chips).

If you feel like pairing your pie with Icehouse at home, they offer pies to go for your oven. Oh, and if they're serving the banana cream-peanut butter pie for dessert, we recommend buying two.

With Pleasant House next door to Maria's Packaged Goods, you can even swing through for an awesome draft beer or arbitrarily priced beer to go before and/or after.

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