Hey Pie Fans,

As some of you may have noticed, we have a new website! http://www.pghpieguy.com. But as some of you may also have noticed (as I just did today), that site is redirecting you to some spam youtube video on ‘how to make money.’ Thaaaaat’s not right. Something’s amiss with the website, and for some reason it can’t be accessed. So just come back to this blog for now, we got all the deets on here, while we strive to get our website back from the spammers! 

Thanks, Lou

So we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be cooking for one of Bar Marco’s upcoming No-Menu Mondays, on Feb. 3! We’ll be featured a winter-themed menu of three savory pies and two sweet pies, with sides and salads. We’re still perfecting the menu, but we’ll let you know before the event kicks off!

For those of you not in the loop, Bar Marco’s No-Menu Monday is a weekly event. A guest chef(s) takes over the kitchen, bringing his own ingredients and taking home the sales from the food served. It’s a chance for the guest chef to get a little more exposure, customers of Bar Marco to try something different from their normal fare–but more importantly, for friendships to be made and good food, drinks, and merriment to be had by all!

Bar Marco is a wine bar in the Strip District, located at 2216 Penn Ave, Pgh, 15222. So come on out to support your local Pie Guys, sup on some delicious food and drink, and enjoy the lively atmosphere of one of Pittsburgh’s coolest bars! Again, the Pie Guy No-Menu Monday is on Monday, February 3 from 5p-11p! See you there!

-the Pie Guy

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Hey Pie Fans,

So now that the market season is long over and the busy holiday baking days are done, there still remains one important question: where the heck can you get a Pie Guy pie? Yes, it’s true, in the coming months we’ll open a pie cafe, replete with the glorious smell of those flaky treats baking in the air, slices of both sweet and savory, coffee, chocolate, and beer (yup!) — but until then we’re still baking underground. However, getting a pie (or two or five) is still as simple as….well, you know what.

Give Lou a ring at 724-355-9126 and discuss what you’d like. He’s an owner and principal baker and so can work with you to figure out the logistics of getting pies from the oven to your salivating mouth. Take a look at our winter menu for a rough idea of what we have to offer. For the creative and adventurous there are always more options! We do like to experiment….

Lou

So as many of you may have seen in yesterday’s paper, us pie guys were introduced to the public en masse for the first time. If you didn’t see it, read it here! http://www.post-gazette.com/business/2013/12/23/The-Life-of-Pie-Journey-wasnt-so-simple-for-Pittsburgh-Pie-Guy/stories/201312230005

Thanks to Kim Lyons for taking the time and care to write such a lovely article! Hopefully the next time the Pie Guy makes a splash in the daily rag, it’ll be about the opening of the shop (keep an eye in the next few months for that…).Image

Dearest Pie Fans! 

I’m hereby announcing the official formation of the Pittsburgh Gastronomy Club, a group I’ve been meaning to get going for the last couple of years. It’s a venue for cooks of all kinds and skill levels–both amateur and professional–to meet for cooking with each other. A community of people passionate about food whose aim is to encourage each other to learn and grow as cooks by exchanging knowledge, creating wonderful meals together, and forming strong bonds as friends over good, home-cooked food. 

The idea is just to cook together in various ways, with each member contributing their knowledge and learning from others. Positive reinforcement and encouragement is the name of the game – no snobby, destructive critiques but rather only constructive criticism. 

Right now there’ll be at least two meetings per month, with more frequent meetings as the group gets larger. I would like members to also propose meetings themselves. 

So if you’re interested in meeting others passionate about cooking and making good food (and of course eating it, too!) with them, then sign up for the group and come to our meetings! http://www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Gastronomy-Club/

-Lou the Pie Guy

 

Howdy Pie Fans,

So now that the farmers’ market season is over and done with, it’s holiday pie season! Yes, I’m hereby announcing that I’m taking holiday preorders for Christmas! Santa’s loading his sleigh with my freshly baked delectable pies and coming straight down your frickin’ chimney!

So first things first, flavors: our Christmas selection will include apple-cranberry, the ever-popular chocolate pecan, straight-up pumpkin (yes, I still have fresh pumpkins!), mincemeat (no acutal meat, but dried fruit, oragne, and rum!) aaaaaaaand our newest addition to the piebrary, the Christmas custard pie: think gingerbread cookie crust, eggnog pudding, and freshly whipped cream (with rum) adorned with a cranberry syrup (with more rum)! Also there will be a Christmas-themed meat pie, probably some sort of duck and beer or wine pie, methinks….

All pies will be baked and ready for pick-up on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24 at three locations: Zeke’s Coffee in East Liberty (from 8am-12pm), DJ’s Butcher Block in Bloomfield (from 10am-4pm), and the Penn Ave Fish Co. in the Strip (from 11am-2pm).

All pies are 10″ and $20 as per usual. Payment must be received in advance either by credit card over the phone (724-355-9126) or by check in the mail (made out to Louis Butler and sent to 629 Collins St, Pgh, 15206).

So if you need a pie or two (or ten!) for your Christmas celebration, give me a ring today! Ordering deadline is Sunday, Dec. 22!

Lou the Pie Guy

Howdy Pie Fans,

So it’s November, which means Thanksgiving turkeys are soon to be roasted and enjoyed! With turkey of course always comes pie. If ever there was a pie holiday (that isn’t of course March 14), this is the big one. That being said, we here at Pittsburgh Pie Guy are ready to bake your Thanksgiving pie, letting you focus on roasting that giant turkey and having a little more relaxation and fun for your Thanksgiving feast! Here’s how it’s gonna work:

Firstly, we’ll be offering these flavors: apple, apple-cranberry, pumpkin, sweet potato, pecan, chocolate pumpkin, chocolate sweet potato, and chocolate pecan. Each pie is 10″ and costs $20. 

Secondly, we’ll have them all ready for pickup on Wedensday, November 27th in various locations around the city during normal business hours. You can choose from locations in East Liberty, Bloomfield, and Downtown. More specific details shall be provided in the coming days. 

Thirdly, to reserve a pie, either email us at pittsburghpieguy@gmail.com or call at 724-355-9126 with your order. You will need to pay for at least half of your order total in advance to guarantee your order. To pay in advance, you can either provide us with credit card information over the phone, or mail a check made out to Louis Butler or ‘Commodore Foodstuffs, Etc.’ to 629 Collins St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. 

Deadline for ordering pies is November 24th

Getting pie is as simple as that! Order yours today by the 24th and have a most delicious end to your already wonderful Thanksgiving feast! 

-The Guy Who Makes Pie

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