Enjoy adult and kid friendly refreshments during the mix & mingle
and cupcakes generously provided by Barbara Bronstien of Second Servings of Houston
Door Prizes and giveaways provided by Houston Food Finder & Edible Houston Magazine
SAVE THE DATE: The Great American Pie Contest returns on Monday, July 10th 2023 / bigger & better!
Featured Houston-area authors doing onsite presentations and book signings are:
Sylvia Casares: Owner/Chef of Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 2022 James Beard Award Best Chef: Texas semifinalist and author of “The Enchilada Queen Cookbook”
Eric and Shanna Jones: Dude That Cookz food blog and author of “Healthier Southern Cooking”
Shubhra Ramineni: Author of “Entice With Spice” and “Healthy Indian Vegetarian Cooking”
Additionally, signed copies of “Paulie’s: Classic Italian Cooking in the Heart of Houston’s Montrose District” will be available onsite from Paulie’s Chef and Owner, Paul Petronella.
Lauren Baggat and her team from 'Beyond Bartending’ will also be behind the bar to share recipes and serve their amazing “Garden to Glass” beverages (both adult and kid-friendly versions) during the mix & mingle before the start of our program at 7 PM. By attending, you may find yourself the lucky winner of door prizes and giveaways provided by Houston Food Finder and Edible Houston Magazine.
This showcase with Houston's food luminaries is so special it will have an After Party! After the event, join the foodie flock at Julep at 1919 Washington Avenue starting at 8:30 PM. There, you can also meet Alba Huerta, Houston’s newest and first national-level James Beard Award winner and pick up a signed copy of her cocktail book, “Julep, Southern Cocktails Refashioned”.
Finally, market your calendars for our August General Meeting, "Living in the Heights is Full of Surprises" on Monday, August 8 at the same time, same place. At our August meeting, we’ll be joined by AIA Houston (American Institute of Architects Houston chapter) to learn about the many fun events they work hard to bring to Houston, including the Sandcastle Contest, guided architectural walking tours, home tours, and the Gingerbread House Competition.
We'll also have a special visit from the Houston Humane Society’s Chloe Hamilton, who will be sharing the latest good news from the humane society and have some furry friends available for adoption.
Heights Great American Pie Contest branding, communications, design, decor, coordination & implementation by Angela DeWree Great American Pie Entries Check-in Pie Slicing for Judges Pie Judges Great American Pie Baker Winners Celebrating Heights Great American Pies VERY SPECIAL THANKS Heights Great American Pie Winning Bakers! A R T I S I N A L 1st Place: Pie #16 Karena Karina-Lizbeth Garza / Peach Blueberry Peace Pie 2nd Place: Pie #3 Peri Alkas / Pineapple Pie 3rd Place: Pie # 10 Miya's Munchers / Classic Apple Pie S A V O R Y 1st Place: Pie #19 / Cam Do - Cam's Creations / Carmalized Onion Quiche with Bacon Lardons & Chives 2nd Place: Pie #11 Miya's Munchies / Braised Short Rib 3rd Place: Pie #12 Miya's Munchies / Classic Chicken Pot Pie S W E E T 1st Place: Pie #15 Karina-Lizbeth Garza / Pay de Xocolatl (Mexican Chocolate Pie) 2nd Place: Pie #8 Betsy Boston / Atlantic Beach Pie 3rd Place: Pie #5 Diane Gelman / You're a Peach Pie Deliciou