Even on the worst of days, a pie shop can put the world back on its axis. There’s something about the smell of peak-season fruit, the beauty of a fresh-crimped, all-butter crust, and the audacity of custard, whipped cream, and three kinds of chocolate heaped in three-bite shells that makes your tongue laugh. Pie queen Kate McMillen doubles this happy factor with two locations: an airy Southeast café and a slice-size takeout shop on the edge of downtown. But a counter full of homemade pies is only the beginning. The Division location now offers a slice of something different: brunch, served on a delicious platter with fine cocktails to match. Expect egg-driven classics galore, fortified with owner and pastry whiz Kate McMillen’s masterful butter craft.