Emporium Pies pop-up shop coming to Bishop Arts this weekend

Bakers Megan Wilkes and Mary Gauntt had so much success selling pies online to individuals and restaurants in Oak Cliff over the holidays that they would like to open a storefront in the Bishop Arts District. Specifically, they are considering this Good Space property at 314 N. Bishop, across the street from Green Pet.

With David Spence of Good Space, they are exploring the feasibility of putting a baking kitchen, retail counter, and dining area in the century-old cottage. They’re giving their idea, Emporium Pies, a test run during Oak Cliff Mardi Gras this weekend with a pop-up shop there. Wilkes and Gauntt will feature three pies: the Drunken Nut, which is bourbon pecan with shortbread crust, and the Smooth Operator, which is French silk chocolate in a crispy pretzel crust. The third flavor is a Mardi Gras-themed surprise.

The bakers started with family recipes that they have enhanced, using “the freshest local ingredients with a focus on wholesome, organic cooking,” according to a media release.

Wilkes and Gauntt, below,  also will serve Cultivar Coffee. Their pop-up shop will be open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 2-7 p.m. Sunday, offering whole pies and by-the-slice selections.

For more information, contact Megan Wilkes at 972.921.9618 or info@emporiumpies.com.

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By |2012-02-14T11:35:37-05:00February 14th, 2012|Bishop Arts District, Development, Events, Food and Drink, News, Restaurants|4 Comments

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  1. 3rnie February 23, 2012 at 6:50 AM

    What a nice concept, with great pies… AND their address is 314 (N. Bishop) and Pi is 3.14,,,, Sounds like it was a location made to order for their shop.

  2. Meredith Stegall February 20, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    They offered both delicious pies and outstanding service.  I hope the concept sticks around!

  3. Inkwell222 February 17, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Go Mary! Go Megan! We know you’ve poured some really hard work and dedication into this – we are rooting for you and are doing our best to get some pie lovers in your sights!

  4. Saundra Wade February 17, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    If I were in Dallas this weekend, I would DEFINITELY be sampling their pies both Saturday & Sunday.  Great idea ladies and hope you are a raging success.

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