pie...the annual Good Food Pie Contest is back for its fifth year in September, and registration is officially open as of today. If you have a pie that makes you proud and it fits into the categories - Fruit, Savory, Nut, Cream/Chiffon/Silk, LACMA art-inspired pies, and new this year, Vegan and Kids - here's how to submit it to the contest. A panel of esteemed judges (including yours truly) will pick the winners for each category and the overall contest, and everyone else who shows up gets to eat pie for free. But if you have a thing for beer and pie, there's something else new this year, too.
"Good Food" host and pie maven Evan Kleiman has teamed up with The Bruery to create a pie-inspired beer, one that replicates a rhubarb-raspberry pie, to be exact. But they need a name, and they want to find it today, July 8. Join the Twitter chat at 4 PM to talk all things pie and beer with Kleiman and the brewers, plus give your pie-beer name suggestions (hashtag #PieBeer), or submit it here, and the winner will get all sorts of glory and recognition when they announce the winner on July 10. Plus, your beer name will be on the label, which equals awesome beer-geek bragging rights.
The deadline to submit your pie to the contest is September 1; the pie throwdown takes place at LACMA on September 7. Find all KCRW pie news, plus pie-a-day stories and recipes here.