This rustic pie was the talk of Pie Social. Hundreds of people ate hundreds of pies baked by more than a dozen local bakers at the eighth annual Pie Social Sunday at Hance Park in Phoenix. And that's not counting the dozens of pies created by community bakers. It's safe to call the day a successful pig out, brought to you by Roosevelt Row and Phoenix New Times. Competition was fierce in all categories, but one newcomer really stood out — both for our panel of judges and festival attendees.
Thanks to all who participated in our Pi-Ku contest for a spot on the judging panel at this year's Pie Social, happening Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at Hance Park in Phoenix. The competition was fierce, the winners clear. We have a few to share here with you — and if your name is on this list, please come to the registration table on Sunday so we can give you some tasting tickets.
Banana cream pie got your eye? Write the winning Pie-Ku and you can sample something like this on November 19. It's been a rough year. Can we all agree on that, at least? Clearly there's only one thing that can make it better — or at least allow us to eat our way to oblivion: the Eighth Annual Pie Social, co-sponsored by Phoenix New Times and Roosevelt Row. Check out our updated celebrity chef lineup and sharpen your pencils, folks, because it's time once again for a Pie-Ku contest.
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Selecting a term
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