The Feed first look: Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie
Red Hook's beloved pie shop moves to a larger bakery on Pier 40.
Mon Jun 3 2013
Photograph: Jessica Lin
Pie at Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie
Hurricane Sandy couldn’t stop the beloved Red Hook pie shop from making a sweet return to the Brooklyn waterfront. Waist-high flooding ravaged the original factory on Pier 41, putting owner Steve Tarpin and his pastry lieutenants out of commission during their busiest season. On June 1st, the Miami native makes his big comeback on the next pier over, with a sunny kitchen three times the size of his old one. Inside the orange-hued bakery, find his signature graham-cracker-crusted pies, filled with a condensed-milk custard laced with zesty lime juice, plus the Swingle, a tartlet dipped in dark Belgian chocolate. The pies may be the same, but Tarpin will hang a new vintage glass sign etched with the shop’s motto: “Always Freshly Squeezed.” 185 Van Dyke St at Ferris St, Red Hook, Brooklyn (718-858-5333)