By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Nov 23, 2015 at 10:09 AM

Milwaukeeans already know that some of the best pies you can eat come from Honeypie Cafe, 2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. But, an article published at shows that the word is spreading.

The news come just in time for Thanksgiving as Patty Lee and the Time Out editors have named Honeypie Cafe’s black bottom banana cream pie as one of 17 of the best pies in the nation.

The article features the deliciously decadent Honeypie creation as the cover photo for the article. And Time Out gives a special shout-out to Honeypie co-owner Valeri Lucks – who we featured in 2014 – for her technique in creating this pie masterpiece.

"To form her luscious homage to old-fashioned black-bottomed pies, baking guru Valeri Lucks marries two of her bestsellers, layering chocolate and banana custards – both made with Wisconsin milk – atop a crisp graham cracker crust. She crowns the glorious affair with a mound of fresh whipped cream, which every pie-lover knows is an essential addition."

The inclusion is quite the honor for our hometown cafe, which is listed among both big names like Momofuku Milk Bar and hidden gems like the Pie Shop in Atlanta.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.