Sorry to break this news to you on the first day of autumn, but The Filling Station in Orange--known for their mile high, shortbread-crusted pumpkin pie--is about to change hands. The legal notice has come down, and the place is in its 30 day escrow.
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Current owner Hyun Sook Chung is training the new owner on all the recipes for the baked goods the place is known for. According to management, the new owner, nicknamed "Tippy," is intent on keeping everything exactly the same--the staff, the menu, everything. I actually want Tippy to improve the savory menu, which I think is meh-at-best, but the pies are holy-shit-amazing.
Hyun's tired of running a one-woman bake shop, and wants to hand over the keys to someone with more energy for it. During the peak holiday season, Hyun bakes hundreds of pies a day solo, and who can blame her for wanting to stop?
But what about me, dammit? And my holiday pies? Everyone's been asking the staff about that, and only time will tell if the new owner can really fill in at the Filling Station.
The Filling Station Cafe
201 N. Glassell St., Orange, (714) 289-3714