Ten Desserts for the Budget-Conscious

Chocolate Pecan Pie from Smoke Berkeley

East Bay Express, March 28, 2012. By Luke Tsai.

There aren’t a ton of dessert options at Smoke Berkeley, the Texas-style barbecue joint that opened a few months ago on San Pablo Avenue.

But Chef Tina Ferguson-Riffe won’t hesitate to tell you about the blue ribbons her pies have won at Texas state fairs, and once you taste her chocolate pecan pie ($3.50 a slice) you’ll understand why… Read More