National Pie Day is Saturday, Jan. 23, but there's a restaurant in North Texas where diners can get their fix early.
On Friday, Jan. 22, Norma's Cafe is serving free slices of its signature Mile-High Cream Pies, no strings attached. To sweeten the deal, the cafe is also debuting a new flavor: the Elvis, a combination of peanut butter and banana meringue topped with chocolate sauce and bacon crumbles. Classic flavors include coconut, chocolate, lemon and chocolate peanut butter.
Norma's pies are iconic around these parts. The diner will give away about 400 of them or 2,800 slices during the promotion, says spokeswoman Julie Rapp. Many of the pies were adapted from owner Ed Murph's family recipes.
"I ate a lot of pies as a kid," Murph told GuideLive this summer. Murph bought Norma's Cafe in 1986.
This is the seventh year Norma's has celebrated National Pie Day. The diner is known for its specials, such as its anniversary, which often include cheap prices as a thank-you to the community. On Thanksgiving, Norma's serves free dinner.
Make sure to brush your sweet tooth!