Du-par's on the Fourth of July takes the, er, cake.
We haven't had pancakes, let alone pie, from the bakery and diner since forever, but the Studio City location drew us in for breakfast. The place was packed, so while we waited for a table, we eyed the pie case. Slim pickings. But a miraculous thing happened when we went to pay our bill: the case was full of cream pies and fruit pies, like this beautiful patriotic cherry and blueberry pie. The stars and stripes had us, but the fruit - really juicy blueberries and real cherries - was really the reason we chose it. Topped with a huge dollop of fresh whipped cream, we couldn't feel any more American pride than at that very moment.