Open your pie holes, Phoenix. Here we come!
Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row are looking for entries in the professional baker category of our contest -- and don't worry, as usual there will be an opportunity for everyone to make and eat pie.
We've got the date and location, so get out your calendar -- and your cookbook . . .
Pie Social 2013 will take place Saturday, November 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the "What Should Go Here" Pop Up Park at Second Street and Roosevelt.
As in years past, we will have a category for "celebrity" bakers and one for community bakers. If you prepare your pies in a commercial kitchen (and can prove it), you can enter the celebrity category. If not, no worries -- you can still enter in the community category.
(Note: The county makes the rules, not us, folks -- so we apologize in advance for any disappointment, but we don't have any wiggle room on this one.)
CELEBRITY BAKERS: You will need to bring 12 pies, along with someone (like you) with a food handler's license to serve. This year, dairy and meat fillings will be allowed and we'll have ice to keep them cool. You'll be responsible for the heat -- we'll have electrical hook-ups.
COMMUNITY BAKERS: Two pies per entry, and we'll have ice to keep things cool.
Your two pies will get you five tasting tickets, OR you can buy five tasting tickets for $10. The event will benefit the Bioscience Arts and Green Shovel clubs.
More details on the event will be coming soon, but for now we are looking for celebrity bakers to enter! (Community bakers, you just need to show up.)
If you'd like to enter -- or you have more questions -- please email Phoenix New Times Managing Editor Amy Silverman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CELEBRITY BAKERS MUST ENTER BY NO LATER THAN 5 P.M. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, TO GUARANTEE A SPOT IN THE CONTEST.
We are limited to 20 celebrity chefs and spots are first come, first served.
Stay tuned for more details about activities and other details.