pie in your face.

I hope you don’t feel accosted. When I say something like “pie in your face,” I get an actual visual & can almost feel a cream pie smashing into my delicate features…..

At any rate, save the clowning for later and start polishing your recipes. On Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM you will be doing one of two things: eating lots of pie OR serving pie you’ve made in hopes of stardom and dreams of grandeur.

As a benefit to Lift Every Voice, their arts education program, the New York Theatre Experiment hosts an annual “Pie-Off.” And you can either make a pie and enter the contest or you can not make a pie, eat lots of pie and vote in the audience favorite catergory (I don’t think there’s an actual audience favorite catergory, but you should feel free to bring a bunch of friends and discuss the pies as if there were.)

Judges for this year’s contest are:
Johnny Iuzzini (Top Chef: Just Desserts & Jean Georges)
Bryan Petroff and Doug Quint (Big Gay Ice Cream Truck)
Jordana Rothman (Food & Drink Editor, Time Out New York)

I’ve entered twice in the past, once for the pie above. I called it the Chekhov Cherry Pie: 3 types of cherries (Ranier, Bing & Sour) in a vodka sauce, with a bottom crust inspired by Russian black bread and a birch forest lattice with a seagull alit on top. My other entry is below, a Macaroon Pie: graham cracker crust, a layer of ganache and coconut macaroon filling. Neither of those pies won, but they were both totally delicious.

Although, the judges made bad decisions when I last entered, I shan’t be detered this round. Join me, won’t you?

All the pertinent deatails are listed below, or you could visit NYTE’s Pie-Off on Facebook.

 Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 Reunion Surf Bar
630 9th Ave (entrance on 44th Street)

Bake a Pie!
Enter a pie individually OR as a group (up to 5 members) and win one of our fabulous prizes!

Register online at PayPal and pay $15, in advance.
Click here now!

Or register on September 24, in person, for $20 (in cash).

For additional baking FAQs, click here!

Also: Bid in our silent auction for stunning prizes!

OR, don’t bake a pie!
Admission is only $10 and includes 2 pie-tastings of your choice!*Purchase in advance online and get
2 additional tastings FREE per person!*
Click here now!

Purchase the UNLIMITED package for $20 and sample EVERY pie!
Click here now!

Additional Pie Tastings can be added to your regular admission ticket:
$1 per taste or $5 for 8 tastes.
Food and drink will also be available for purchase from the bar.

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