Bentley’s sells homemade slices of pie daily.
Wednesday is National Pie Day and one Falls Church eatery is serving up several kinds today. Bentley’s serves homemade pies daily and on the menu today, they have apple, chocolate cream, pecan and pumpkin pie. According to the American Pie Council, 186 million pies are sold in grocery stores each year in the United States. The council said pumpkin was first introduced at the Pilgrim’s second Thanksgiving in 1623. Where are you going for your slice of pie today? Tell us in the comments section below.
Bentley’s got a second chance from former employees who now operate the diner.
Along with your food at Bentley’s you’ll get something to wash it down and often a quick catch up chat with Dave Crance. Crance, one of three men who own and operate the Falls Church institution, said he knows just about everyone who walks through the doors. He has seen young customers return with kids of their own and watched couple grow old together over the years. With each person, a story, a memory, a kind word. “Most people would hate to have to get up to work on a Sunday morning,” Crance said Wednesday. “I look forward to it.” With a competing restaurant pulling business from Bentley’s, the owners gave Crance a call in 1999 to see if he wanted to run the diner. Crance, who managed Bentley’s from 1995 to 1997, called on two partners…