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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