Saturday, January 23rd is National Pie Day. That's filled pastry dough "Pie Day" as opposed to the mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter in Euclidean space "Pi Day" which is of course celebrated on March 14th--why the math geeks and pastry freaks can't just combine their celebrations, I'll never know, but I never mind an excuse for good pie...
The event runs from 6:00 until 11:00pm at K&M Bar in Williamsburg. If you want to compete bring your pie at 5:30 and be sure to follow these rules:
a. Crust MUST be homemade.
b. Sorry, no pizza pies
c. Bring "a modestly sized place card with a description of the pie ONLY written on it"
Three local chefs will judge the competition and prizes will be awarded for BEST SWEET, BEST SAVORY and PEOPLE'S CHOICE.
You don't need to sign up to enter but it would help them to have an idea of how many pies will be competing. You can email BEEKEEPER@BROOKLYNHONEY.COM to sign up.
Best of all, funds raised from the event will go to BK Farmyards, an organization seeking to turn the vast amount of unused acreage in NYC into farmable land.
If I didn't already have plans for Saturday, I'd definitely enter. But come on back tomorrow for a round up of some of my favorite pie recipes and a brand new recipe for a tribute in pie form to the King. If you love peanut butter, bacon and bananas you don't want to miss out...
K & M 225 N. 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 at Roebling St. 718-388-3088