We had a great time on November 8th raising money for the Hyde Park/Kenwood Hunger Programs. It looks like we hit $2500 this year–almost doubling what we’ve raised the previous two years! We had 55 pies entered and hundreds came out to eat them. We enjoyed the music of Ken Bigger and Dave Beiser, Matt Farmer, and the Chicago Men’s A Cappella. And we loved our hosts, the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club! Thanks especially to Sarah Diwan and Miriam Sierig for inviting us to hold our best-ever event with them!
We so appreciate all our prize donors, including $100 first prize donors Hyde Park Produce, the Promontory, and Bin 36. Our second prize donors include Pizza Capri of Hyde Park, Seven Ten Lanes, The Sit Down, and H-Dogs of Bronzeville. Third place prize donor was Kirsten Esterly of The Medici who covered all four categories! Thanks for your generosity, donors!
And now–presenting our 2014 Pie Challenge winners! Congratulations!
1st – Molly Herron, Bluepepper Pie
2nd- Smitten to the Core, Lynette Bertsch
3rd- Mary Gehrke, New England Apple
1st – Holiday Pecan Pie, Deborah Weaver
2nd- Not as Cute as Pushkin, Katie Maher-Lipinski
3rd- Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan, Jim Bloom
1st – Kori Lusignan, Forget the Election Cashew Chocolate Cream Pie
2nd- Salted Caramel Cloud, Brigid Maniates
3rd- Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie, Rebecca Luttrell
1st – Sheila Clay, Sweet Potato Surprise
2nd – Piezometric, Lisa Samra
3rd – Felicia’s Candied Sweet Potato Pie, Felicia Slayton-Young