Let the Debate Begin

Meringue or whipped cream? I always choose whipped cream, clearly because it is the superior topping to a Key Lime Pie. My friend Marcie would disagree.

There are those that think Blond Giraffe makes the best pie. Sadly, they too, are wrong. I have a problem with the Blond Giraffe. For one thing, they are everywhere, kind of like Starbucks. It has become ubiquitous, and I don’t dig it. Secondly, their crust is soggy. The filling is creamy and tart, everything you’d want inside a pie. Then you get to the outside and the whole thing falls apart. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself. There are 5 locations in Old Town Key West, and another one in Marathon.

If, however, you actually do want the best Key Lime Pie, you will have to go to Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe, on the corner of Greene and Elizabeth Streets. You may be wondering what makes it so great. It is not that Kermit often runs around the shop in his chef’s hat, although he does. Or that they were featured on the Today show, although they were. It is that the filling is creamy, tart and utterly key lime flavored, and the crust remains crisp even a couple of days later. Try it. You’ll like it.

Where is your favorite?

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