CMH Gourmand – Eating in Columbus & Ohio

Dining, Donuts, Dives and Diatribes

  • Recent Comments

    Ann Mary on Back to Lisska for Breakfast w…
    Kathy Puccetti on Back to Lisska for Breakfast w…
    Ginger West on Back to Lisska for Breakfast w…
    Ginger West on Lisska Bar and Grill: Crossed…
    cmh gourmand on All That and…..a Bag of…
    Linda on All That and…..a Bag of…
    AlohaJo on All That and…..a Bag of…
  • Categories

  • Top Posts

  • Archives: August 2006 to Now

Posts Tagged ‘McArthur Ohio’

Mama Renie’s Pizza: McArthur, OH – Pie Post Script

Posted by cmh gourmand on June 15, 2017

My core readership of 137 may recall my various posts concerning McArthur Ohio or as I know call it the western oasis of the Hocking Valley and future home of my Southeast Ohio Bigfoot & Identified Bigfoot Sanctuary and Interpretive Center. Those said readers may recall my one lament about McArthur, not trying the pie at Mama Renie’s. Well last Thursday, I corrected that. I took two cohorts on a sales trip to Southeast Ohio to explore Family Donut Shop, Mama Renie’s, O’Betty’s Hot Dogs, Casa Nueva, Jackie O’s, Little Fish Brewery, Hocking Valley Winery, Brewery 33 and Loose Rail Brewing.

At Mama Renie’s the three of us walked in at lunch time and ordered three waters, two slices of pie and one order of chips, which seemed odd to our server as well as everyone eating in the establishment. However when I explained I was taking my colleagues on a progressive lunch through the Hocking Valley she recalled me from my previous visit, laughed and asked if I wanted ice cream with the pie. “Yes, Ma’am.”

The pie is made by a local pie maker that by report has garnered many awards at county fairs and the like. We sampled Peach Pie and Strawberry Pie. My two companions are very experienced eaters, both are from the Restaurant Industry, and their opinions aligned with mine. These were classic Ohio comfort food slices of pie. The fillings were simple and full of flavor, the crust was neither too flakey or too crusty, in the Goldilocks zone of just right. And unlike the fancy, artisan, hipster pies of Columbus, these were not small slices for $6 but large slices for $2.99.

So, if you happen to be in McArthur and don’t have room for a pizza, pop in to Mama Renie’s for a slice of pie.

slices of pie

Advertisements

Posted in culinary knowledge, Ohio, pies, Road Trip | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »