National Pie Day is coming up tomorrow, January 23. Where's the best place in Grand Junction to celebrate?

Who determined that January 23 is National Pie Day? The American Pie Council, that's who. According to Holiday Insights, the American Pie Celebration began in 1986 to commemorate Crisco's 75th anniversary of "serving foods to families everywhere."

How precisely does one celebrate? Holiday Insights suggests:

National Pie Day is a special day that is set aside to bake and cook all of your favorite pies. On this day, you are also encouraged to bake a few new pie recipes. And most importantly, it's a day to eat pies! A great way to celebrate National Pie Day is to bake some pies and give them away to friends, neighbors, and relatives. You never know, you may be starting a tradition of pie giving between your friends and family.

Okay, so tomorrow is a good day to bake and eat pies. Fair enough. What about those of us who are lack baking skills? What are we supposed to do?

Where does one go around Grand Junction and the surrounding area to enjoy pie? I don't recall the last time I ordered a piece of the pie, let alone purchase an entire pie. I'm still cursed by visions of my late great-grandmother in a state of shock at the idea of paying $2.50 for her slice of pie at Denny's circa 1991.

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It's time for pie! Someone once told me we needed to take celebration in things a little more than we do in today's society. On that note, let's make an event of this. Where will you find the valley's best slice of pie? One of the crew here at the studio did a little research around the holidays, and tracked down the valley's best pumpkin pie. Let's open the door to the entire spectrum. Who makes the best?

Cast your vote below. If you don't see your choice, please write in their name. Let's please keep this limited to area restaurants and bakeries.

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