November 12, 2011 | 8:01am
There's going to be a lot to see and do at the Chow Bella/Roosevelt Row Pie Social today. But more important, there are going to be people on the same mission: Drop off the pies (optional), get the tasting tickets, find the best pies, taste, and repeat.
Note: Winners of the celebrity pie contest will be announced Monday, November 14 on Chow Bella.
You might need a little help to boost your pie-eating efficiency ... and figure out where the hell the water (and the milk) is. And that's where we come in.
Here's a peek at our hints and hot spots for today's Pie Social:
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illustration by Claire Lawton
More hints after the jump ...
Pie Social Basics:
Time/Place: November 12 at 2 p.m./ 408 E. Roosevelt.
Rain or shine, Pie Social will go on! Rain location will be announced soon, depending on the forecast.
Bring: Two pies or $10 for five tasting tickets.
Rules for community bakers: Be sure to put your name/phone number on masking tape on the bottom of your dishes so we can return them.
NO MEAT OR DAIRY BASED PIES, PLEASE, PER COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. But you can make a variety of pies, including caramel, nut, chocolate or fruit. Butter in the crust is NOT an issue.
Celebrity bakers include:
Veronica Arroyo, Bourbon Steak
Justin Beckett, Beckett's Table
Tammie Coe, Tammie Coe Cakes
Jessica Cuff, The Coffee Shop
Tracy Dempsey, Tracy Dempsey Originals
Slade Grove, Slade Grove Creative Gourmet
Tim O'Connor, Honey Moon Sweets
Tonya Saidi, Mamma Toledo's Pies and Homemade Desserts
Virginia Senior, Urban Beans
Traci Wilbur, Pie Snob