Pie Social

Here Are the Winners of Pie Social 2016


The seventh annual Roosevelt Row/Phoenix New Times Pie Social was packed with music, crafts, community — and PIE.

But you don't want to hear us wax poetic. You want to know who won. And we're here to tell you.

In our blind judging, the 2016 Pie Social winners are:

BEST PRESENTATION — Oatmeal Cream Pie with Vietnamese Coffee, Sarah Chisholm, Phoenix Public Market Cafe

BEST TASTE — Naughty Pecan Pie with Salted Caramel Topping, Holly Heizenrader, MacAlpine's Diner & Soda Fountain

MOST CREATIVE — Carrot Cake Pie, Casey Hopkins, Welcome Diner and Welcome Chicken & Donuts

MOST MEMORABLE — Carrot Cake Pie, Casey Hopkins, Welcome Diner and Welcome Chicken & Donuts

And BEST IN SHOW goes to…. Casey Hopkins of Welcome Diner.

Finally, Sarah Chisholm of Phoenix Public Market Cafe took home the PEOPLE'S CHOICE award.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all of the chefs for showcasing your talent and creativity. We'll be back later in the week with more photos and details about this year's pies. Thanks also to our partner, Roosevelt Row, particularly Brandi Porter and Cindy Dach, for putting together an amazing event.




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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at amy-silverman.com.