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New life of pie: for years, pie has played plain Jane to cupcake's Cinderella story. Now, it's shaking off its sleepy image with crazy flavors and innovations. Here's where it's happening.

San Francisco's Chile Pies & Ice Cream gussies up classic flavors: Try the apple with green chiles and a cheddar crust.


All Jarred Up in L.A. mails ready-to-bake pies in mason jars all over the country. Tip: We doubled the oven time to 30 minutes.

Workshop in San Francisco holds Pie-in-a-Jar classes. Next class Apr 27; $36;


At Seattle's High 5 Pie, expect daring flavors baked into pie pops (yes, pie lollipops), and folded into jars and mini turnovers.

Seattle's new Pie does killer breakfast versions like huevos rancheros and ham 'n' cheese in flaky, palm-size crusts.

Lines form early at Whiffies food cart in Portland for the vegan chocolate coconut and barbecue brisket pies. One-man operation The Piecycle pedals pies around Seattle's University District.

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Title Annotation:The West at its best
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Date:Apr 1, 2011
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