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Happy Pi Day: 12 of the best pies in the Twin Cities area

March 14, 2022, Star Tribune

The Buttered Tin: There are two locations of this lively cafe owned by pastry chef Alicia Hinze, both with drool-worthy pastry cases. But the pies are so fun to order in advance. Get one that’s frozen to save for a later date, or pick up a freshly baked one ($34.04). Flavors run the gamut from French apple and peach bourbon to lemon meringue and one that’s flavored like toasty s’mores.

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March 4, 2022, Star Tribune

Smothered Breakfast Burrito Platter from Buttered Tin

Who has time to make brunch? Definitely not this mom of two little ones. So, on two recent occasions of having friends over on a weekend morning, I’ve relied on the family-style platters from the Buttered Tin to keep my company fed. The cafe and bakery, which originated in Lowertown St. Paul and expanded to northeast Minneapolis last fall, has a delectable menu of breakfast treats. But the smothered burritos have been a favorite — they’re hearty, tasty and easily carried with one hand while chasing a toddler.

The burritos are stuffed with refried beans, hash browns, chorizo, scrambled eggs and farmers cheese, and come with pico de gallo and salsa roja on the side. A platter ($53) can feed eight to 10 people. You can also bulk-order the smashed avocado toast or a pancakes-bacon-and-eggs feast — the maple bacon butter is divine. (Sharyn Jackson)