Chef-owner Nancy Silverton's foodie-renowned pie parlor has been packed since it opened in 2006. Along with Ammo, it's one of the town's key crossroads, whereWestsiders happily agree to meet those schlepping over the hill. Fans such as Fox 21 president Bert Salke and manager-producer Chris Bender, as well as investor Phil Rosenthal, are lured by such items as the meatballs, chopped salad, fennel sausage pizza and fried squash blossoms. Also a draw: the service. "Lance [Ohnstad] is the best host in L.A.," says Rich Ross, CEO of Shine America, who calls the restaurant "my favorite."