The Pie Commission celebrates the opening of its new Trinity Bellwoods location with free pies
Fans of The Pie Commission’s stuffed pastry pockets no longer need to trek to Etobicoke to curb their cravings for butter-chicken pot pie: the ex-Happy Hooker digs on Dundas West have been revamped into a 15-seat pie shack. Over at the west-end factory outlet—where up to 500 pies fly out the door daily—the braised beef rib number reigns supreme, but who knows which flaky creation will be a home run with the city’s hipsters? Odds are, collaborations that involve local flavour (like the Caplansky Pie) are likely to be a hit. On top of the regular savoury offerings, the menu at the new outpost also offers fruit crumble served with Ed’s Real Scoop vanilla ice cream. Something else new to this location: a liquor license. Right now, Great Lake Brewery’s Pompous Ass English Ale is the only beer on tap, but the plan is to add other brews to the draught list. And because the small space can only fit so many people, there are benches out front with built-in “pie platforms” (designed to fit a pie and a side) to provide extra seating for al fresco eating. Oh right, and to celebrate their grand opening on July 16, The Pie Commission will give the first 100 customers at its new store one free braised rib or veggie pie each.