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‘Top Gun’ house in California reborn as gluten-free pie shop



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Really feel the necessity … the necessity for pie? 

A former film set can assist in that case. The enduring fictional residence of Kelly McGillis in 1986’s “High Gun” has been reborn as a pie store — and opened simply weeks forward of the Friday launch of “Top Gun: Maverick.” As a nod to the aerial motion flick, the eatery, situated in Oceanside, Calif. — a navy city that’s a couple of 40-minute drive north of San Diego — is called HIGH-Pie

“The home is so close to and pricey to so many hearts of the area people,” HIGH-Pie proprietor and chef Tara Lazar instructed The Put up of the 135-year-old Victorian cottage, which homes her most up-to-date restaurant enterprise. 

Inbuilt 1887, the 500-square-foot property fell into disrepair following the movie, and was subsequently rehabilitated by a historic society and relocated from its authentic deal with to the Mission Pacific Resort’s beachfront courtyard. It’s now nearby from Oceanside’s scenic Pier, which presents vast views of the Pacific’s blue waves and the palm tree-dotted shoreline. 

The method of changing it right into a bakery, Lazar says, was no small feat. 

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The hand pies served at HIGH-Pie are all gluten-free, and include a dose of cute inside ornament.
Jakob Layman
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Pies value $3 every, or $5 with ice cream — however simply as candy is the look of the eatery.
Jakob Layman
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The home has had two addresses in its time.
Jakob Layman

“In addition to it being painstakingly troublesome to transform a historic home right into a business kitchen, we wished to be delicate to the loyal followers of” the Tom Cruise traditional, she stated. Due to a “dream staff” she feels the completed outcome succeeds “in representing all issues Americana and honoring the historical past of the home in addition to patronage to ‘High Gun.’”

“The renovated inside is adorned with daring, retro signage, Victorian period panels and an upholstered hearth, in addition to enjoyable design touches resembling ‘High Gun’ set images, historic imagery of each Oceanside,” and classic furnishings, particulars a press launch. The house has maintained its authentic blue exterior and now boasts a serving counter with “deli-style show circumstances and cabinets,” plus an assortment of particular person hand pies crammed with seasonal compote and displayed on a “Willy-Wonka-esque conveyor belt.” Outdoors, a classic scooter sits, each for aesthetics and for deliveries to neighboring motels. 

As for the menu, pies (that are gluten-free — an incidental and never a aware choice, Lazard instructed the publication Restaurant Hospitality) value $3 every and flavors at the moment embrace a domestically sourced strawberry-rhubarb, amongst different candy choices.

For an additional $2, a scoop of mascarpone ice cream will be added to the pie, which is then deep fried, in line with the trade information web site. Espresso prices $1 and there’s additionally apple kombucha, a particular cherry pop and a $6 iced espresso drink created from condensed milk and Revolution Roasters’ beans.