Hobie Bender here, co-owner and pie maker at the Bipartisan Café.
I’m just going to say it: I love pie. Those of you who know me as one of the pie makers at the café understand that I have pie making in my bones. I come from a pie loving family, and I brought the craft to the café when Peter and I opened the doors over ten years ago.
Ten Years! That’s a lot of pies. Tens of thousands of pies! I rolled pie dough to make those tens of thousands of pies that I loved making.
The thing of it is, I can no longer make pies because I’ve made so many, that now I have pie-dough-rolling elbow and what not. Serious what not.
Those of you who have admired our postage-stamp size baker station while visiting the café, well I’m sure you’ve noticed its postage stamp size. That is, only one of us fits in there at a time. Occasionally, you see two of us back there when we’re trying to get a big pie order out, but that’s the only reason to cram two people in there. Seriously.
What I’m saying is this, because of my pie dough rolling repetitive motion injuries, we are no longer taking orders for whole pies. Let it sink in. I’ll say it again.
We are no longer taking orders for whole pies. After this Saturday, April the 9th, 2016, we will no longer take whole pie orders.
You’re welcome to come in and buy any whole pie(s) we have available out of the pastry case, and of course, you’ll still be able to get pie by the slice to eat in the store, or to take with you.
Know that I’m sorry and if I could, I’d make pie.