Here's a few slices of the pie scene:
On Thursday, Machine Project hosts a pop-up pie shop benefiting the L.A. Regional Food Bank. Julia Luke is art director, Sarah Williams is pie director. Yes, pie these days comes complete with art directors.
Another commentary on the intersection of pie and art is Pielab, an Alabama community project born out of the art scene, recently profiled in the New York Times magazine.
Simple Things, opening soon at 8310 West Third St., specializes in pie and sandwiches. The chef is Carrie Cusack, who's been bringing her Frankie & Tiny pies to the Silver Lake Farmer's Market and elsewhere for the past year.
And some of my favorite stops at the recent Artisanal L.A. were the pie companies, including:
I Heart Pies, from Emily Cofrancesco, with an adorable octopus logo and pies ranging from peanut butter s'mores to maple walnut to strawberry fig.
|pie in a jar from All Jarred Up|
Tartist.LA, which incorporates touches like pomegranate glaze on a fig tart or Persian honey-vinegar glaze on an apple tart for exquisitely-presented tarts (which after all are just fancy pies).
Where's your favorite pie stop?