It's March 14th, also known as Pi Day—also known as An Excuse to Eat Pie Day. Silly food holidays aside, sometimes you find pi(e) where you least expect it. After a gluttonous multi-meat gorgefest at the new Bludso's on La Brea, you might be tempted to forgo dessert. That would be a mistake.
The smoky rib tips, links, and barbecued chicken are mouth-watering (in both the literal and metaphorical sense), but Bludso's apple pie is the secret stunner, like the VIP room of a nightclub you never knew existed. It's all about the crust, and this one is buttery, flaky perfection. Once scientists figure out the wave-particle duality of light, they can investigate how a piecrust can be so rich yet so delicate.
If you want to conduct your own experiment, Noah Galuten, a chef, food blogger, and partner in Bludso's, says that you can probably get a whole pie by calling far enough in advance. He should know. His mother makes the apple pie – which means that for Galuten every day is, potentially, Pie Day.
Photography by Elina Shatkin