Andrea McLean has strong credentials as a pastry chef, honing her skills in kitchens at Thomas Keller's Bouchon and Joël Robuchon's eponymous restaurant. She took advantage of the downtime during the early days of the pandemic to launch her own venture, PopNPies, preparing pies to order from scratch with an addictive buttery crust. No canned fillings or preservatives. Slices are available to buy on the spot downtown at the Vegas Test Kitchen and have shown up on restaurant menus and special events around town. The Peanut Butter Chocolate pie is a top seller, loaded with peanut butter mousse, chocolate ganache, and toasted chopped peanuts. Expect a few new surprises in time for Christmas.
How to order: PopNPies does most of its business via Instagram or email. Slices are served at the Vegas Test Kitchen Thursday-Sunday.