Trendspotting: The Rise of Pie
By April 30, 2010 8:25 AM
While cupcakes are still hot commodities (ahem, the Denver Cupcake Truck
), we're turning our sights to the next trend in pastry: pie.
Cherry, lemon, rhubarb, blueberry: Take your pick. This homey treat is gaining traction across the country
---and Denver is no exception. Note the recent bake-off between Marczyk Fine Foods
and WaterCourse Foods
; the full displays of flaky crusted pies at bakeries such as Cake
, and Living the Sweet Life
; and individual slices of apple pie at Bang!
, pecan at the Q Worldly Barbeque
, and banana "crème brûlée" at Root Down
Keegan Gerhard and Lisa Bailey of D Bar Desserts
are steadily working toward opening up biz number two: a pie shop. And we look forward to tasting the apple pie from Showboat's Drive by Pie
in Granby---the news of which has trickled down the hill. Mark our words: Pie is the next cupcake.