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Pie is so chic these days, it was only a matter of time before the humble tart got in on the action. The more rustic pastries come in all manner of flavors—and sometimes, they’re not even dessert. Some of the city’s best versions of the classic treat come from the oven of three-month-old Pie Bird. Owner Jamie Burke’s spiced-beet, decadent chocolate-lavender, and glazed-apple tartlets are worthy of placing an online order. One more variety not to miss: the savory goat cheese with fresh thyme, local honey, and rich bacon jam. piebirddenver.com