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Best Banana Cream Pie, August 2012

A flaky crust, the dense sweetness of vanilla pudding, a billowing crown of whipped cream, and the rush of tropical fruit come together in the banana cream pie at Jongewaard’s Bake-N-Broil in Long Beach. The Jongewaard family has been serving this sublime slice of Americana for close to 50 years in a tiny room with a large counter that’s always crowded. The whitewashed seashell-meets-Ethan Allen decor speaks to the beachy neighborhood; the pie takes us to a county fair. »

Classic Tables: Jongewaard’s Bake ‘n’ Broil

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7/27/12 | Los Angeles Dining | Willy Blackmore