by Kevin Coupe
Because today is National Pie Day, I wanted to offer a memory of some of the best pie I've ever had.
The place was the Bahamas. The time was last June. The source was a grocery store called Vernon's, on Elbow Cay in the Abacos, which is renowned for its key lime pie. (As I wrote at the time, Vernon's was hardly the most impressive retailer you've ever seen … but with key lime pie to die for. And, more importantly, to get up early for.)
That's today's business lesson and Eye-Opener.
I bought Vernon's key lime pie. And ate it. For breakfast, with a hot cup of coffee, while enjoying the early morning sun coming up over the Atlantic.
It reminds me of the slogan used by Blue Raeven Farmstand, a pie place more than 3,000 miles away, in Amity, Oregon, just southwest of Portland:
Pie fixes everything.
No argument here...