Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the fourth annual Pie Social Saturday, November 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at Second and Roosevelt streets. We've got an all-star lineup of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now till Pie Social, we'll introduce them to you, one by one.
Today: Lindsey Magee of the coming-soon Ollie Vaughn's Kitchen and Bakery
Lindsey Magee prefers baking at night. In fact, she's an overall night person. But don't worry, her new restaurant will be open at normal eating times (from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
Ollie Vaughn's is named after one of the many family members who planted a seed in her for a passion of cooking. The sandwich shop and bakery will open November 18 at 1526 East McDowell Road in Phoenix.
It took a while for Magee to realize this was her true passion until a friend pointed out to her that she should have her own restaurant. At the time, Magee was in the film industry and realized she was burnt out.
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At the same time, she noticed she thinks about food differently. She remembers every meal and every detail.
The women in her family and her grandfather all had an influence. She was adventurous and tried anything put in front of her, even frying the legs of frogs her grandfather found jumping around his apartment complex.
Hopefully, these frog legs won't show up in her Pie Social dessert.