Pie Social

Pie Social 2015: THE WINNERS!

Hey, Phoenix, you're sweet. Thanks for coming out for the sixth annual Pie Social, cosponsored by New Times and Roosevelt Row. Hundreds of you sampled dozens of pies made by community bakers and celebrity chefs. Proceeds will benefit Bioscience High School and we hope you emerged full, happy, and inspired to bake for Thanksgiving. 

The competition was fierce this year, and the results were close, although there was one chef whose pie stood out among the rest. A blind panel of six judged the pies, and the results are:

Best Presentation

(TIE) Adam Allison, SuperTruck, sweet Frito pie 
and Jeff Kraus, Crepe Bar, wine pie

Best Taste

(TIE) Audrey Enriquez, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, smoked pecan pie with maple tobacco budino, butternut squash, and sea salt meringue
and Julie Moreno, Jewel's, gluten-free sweet corn custard with blueberry mousse

Most Creative

Audrey Enriquez

Most Memorable
Audrey Enriquez

Best in Show
Audrey Enriquez

The crowd weighed in, as well, and we have three People's Choice awards to announce.

Third Place, People's Choice

Danielle Morris, Earnest, banana cream pie

Second Place, People's Choice

Country and Sergio Velador, Super Chunk, Dutch apple pie with black walnut ice cream

First Place, People's Choice

Garrett Verhage, Grassroots, butterscotch pie with candied pecans

Congrats to the winners and huge thanks to all the chefs — both celebrity and community — who baked. See you next year! 

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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.