Bill Hart’s Southern-style pie shop isn’t just homey, it’s actually located in a house. The converted residence between two busy arterials even has a sign asking visitors to keep their feet off the chaise lounge in one of the side rooms. Another good rule at the Mt. Baker store is to purchase whatever the friendly counterperson tells you is fresh from the oven, whether it’s old-fashioned bean pie, chess pie, or the velvety, down-home sweet potato. It carries just the right amounts (meaning less than most versions) of sugar and spice.