Are you seeking pie perfection in Seattle? Well, lucky you: check out this event coming up on October 22, put together by City Arts and Kate Lebo!
As I learned in an email from Kate,
Pie Life (Sat Oct 22 at 1p.m. at Fred Wildlife Refuge) asks a local writer (David Schmader), food critic (Sara Dickerman), blogger (Shauna James Ahern) and musician (Tilson) to tell us their favorite pie stories. Once storytime is over, we’ll fill our pie holes with fresh-baked treats from the best pie-makers in Seattle--you! Pie banquet and ambient twang from the band Tall Boys to follow. Hosted by yours truly (City Arts just called me an "extreme pie enthusiast," which might be the best appositive ever appended to my name) and KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel.
Will you do it? If you enter the pie contest, you get into the event for free. Otherwise it's just $5, not much at all to come and cheer on other pie bakers and dance your pants off. (You can read more about the event, get directions, buy tickets here.)
To enter the pie contest, send your full name and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and bring your made-from-scratch pie to Fred Wildlife Refuge between noon and 1 pm on October 22. Prizes will be awarded based on taste, appearance, nostalgia, and overall awesomeness.
But wait, there's more! IN ADDITION TO FAME AND GLORY, HERE ARE SOME OF THE FABULOUS PRIZES YOU COULD WIN:
Pastry Print from Cakespy.com's Jessie Oleson
Three Tallboys CDs
Three gift certificates for 2 tubs each of lard from Dietrich's Meats in Krumsville, PA (best lard EVER)
A pie class and pastry cloth from Four and 20 Blackbirds
Coffee and conversation with Art of the Pie's Kate McDermott
High Five Pie gift pack
a subscription to Edible Seattle
a Hugo House membership