Thanksgiving was a wonderful event for our family as usual...we are blessed and thankful for those blessings...since we were visiting from out of town this year and since the hotel wasn't offering ovens and cooking areas...My contribution to the Thanksgiving dinner was to be some "store bought" pies...I wasn't excited about this as I've had the run of the mill chain store bakery pies in the past and have never been very pleased with their mass baking taste...Well House of Pies in the Los Feliz/Silverlake area of LA was the place I researched online to order ahead and pick up on Thanksgiving day...We ordered a Dutch Apple and a Pumpkin and were told to pick them up around noon....When we arrived at this location we were shocked to see the line clear out of the store and winding through the parking lot....So we parked and began the wait...Even though you pre-order you still have to wait in line to do the p/u. We finally arrived inside 54 minute after we got in line... a woman greeted us with the question of pre-order or not?.. We gave our name and order only to find out since it was now 1:30 our Dutch Apple had been sold to someone else and more would be available in 2 hours!!!! the Pumpkin was still waiting for us ...and instead of coming back and renegotiating the line..we opted for Mince pie to take the place of the Dutch Apple.... We rushed home with our treasured pies (9.50 each) and after dinner I whipped some heavy cream and we began the delightful taste tests... I can tell you that I have baked, eaten , tasted and devoured many a pumpkin pie in my life ...and aside from my mother's wonderful pies this was the best I had ever tasted....it was worth every moment of hassle and line standing...every one at our "feast" was delighted with the taste..even those that normally don't indulge in pumpkin pie...then the mince was cut and OMgosh...even I loved it...and this is one pie I have NEVER liked...they were both the best we could have hoped for ...although the business could stand to do a little re-vamping of the pick-up process and could have been more direct about the time line...( as in ...if you are not here at 12 sharp...we sell your pie!!!) It was all worth it....I would do it all again..but next time would pick up my pie the night before!!!! Head out to your local House of Pies...( if you are lucky enough to have one!!!)...make up an occasion if you need to ...just go get some great pie and treat your family and friends!!!