It’s pie season! And this month it’s a pie extravaganza in Phoenix, with many options for eating a variety of sumptuous seasonal pies.
• Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the 5th Annual Pie Social, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 at the “What Should Go Here” Pop Up Park at 2nd and Roosevelt streets. The event features the culinary masterpieces of 16 celebrity chefs and community members. This year, the includes live music, kids activities, and a featured “pie hole” throwing station by the Peace Pi’ed Pipers. Admission is free, but you have to purchase tasting tickets to try the pies; cost is $10 for five tasting tickets.
• Karl’s Quality Bakery, 111 E. Dunlap Ave., Suite 13, has a variety of pies available for pre-order this holiday season; 48-hour advance notice is required. Selections include fruit pies such as Dutch apple and traditional apple, cherry, blueberry and peach; seasonal pies like pecan and pumpkin; and cream pies including banana cream, Boston cream, and Parisian (chocolate) cream. For Thanksgiving, pie orders must be placed no later than noon on Nov. 24. A selection of pies will be available for grab-and-go during regular business hours on Nov. 26; the bakery is closed Thanksgiving Day. To place a pie order, call 602-997-7849.
• Grassroots Kitchen & Tap, 2119 E. Camelback Road, offers from-scratch to-go whole pies daily for only $20, including its signature key lime pie. Daily specials include fall favorites like apple, sweet potato, pecan and coconut cream pie. If you have a special request, call 602-368-8766 at least 48 hours ahead. Grassroots will be a first time participant in the 2014 Pie Social on Nov. 15.
• The Market by Jennifer’s, 3603 E. Indian School Road, is selling Rock Springs Café pies, which also are available for pre-order now through Dec. 23 with two-day notice. Cream pies are $23.50 each; fruit pies are $20 each. Fifty percent of the proceeds from all pie slices sold ($6), during Thanksgiving week will benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank. Visit http://themarketbyjennifers.com or call 602-626-5050.