The pie’s the thing
Pie. Not just any pie but seafood pie stuffed with lobster, scallops, shrimp, and cod from Marion’s Pie Shop in Chatham. And maybe lemon meringue or Baileyberry — a combination of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries — for dessert. Marion’s has been making pies since 1949 when Marion Matteson opened a shop in her kitchen. Blake and Cindy Stearns bought the shop in 2003 and knew enough not to mess with a good thing. They still follow Matteson’s recipes (though they’ve added varieties), hand roll every crust, and bake fresh daily. What makes Marion’s pies so good? One thing, says Blake Stearns: the crust. Suffice it to say that after reheating the seafood pie even the bottom crust was still crisp. Other savory offerings are chicken, beefsteak, and clam pies, along with lasagna, stuffed peppers, macaroni and cheese, and soups. Most pies come in small and large: savory $8.25-$32.50, sweet $7.25-$14.50. 2022 Main St. (Route 28), 508-432-9439, www.marionspieshopofchatham.com. Closed for vacation until mid-February.