Fortunately, Chicken Rebel's pies are of the sweet, not savory, variety, so you won't need to worry about dubious sourcing. Lovett just launched her take-and-bake pie side hustle as a way for her chicken sandwich eatery to bring in a little extra dough during what's expected to be a slow winter for restaurants.
And the timing couldn't be better: With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we're all looking forward to a good slice of pie.
"I did a lot of baking before I got into the chicken business," says Lovett. "My British grandmother would bake her own bread and desserts so I picked up the passion for it at an early age."
Named Mrs. Lovett's Boozy Pies (as a nod to Sweeney Todd), the new dessert business allows customers to pre-order on Mondays (starting November 2) for Thursday pick-up, or on Wednesdays for Saturday pick-up. These are single-sized pies, so you can eat the whole thing yourself or split it with someone you really love. The five-inch pies are $12.50 each and come in several spirited flavors: spiced-rum pumpkin, Old Fashioned pecan, mulled-wine apple, cherry boozy vanilla and Bailey's cheesecake.
They're all made in Chicken Rebel's kitchen to be taken home and baked, so time your pick-up for when you're craving a chicken sandwich and loaded tots, too, to kill two birds with one stone. Call 720-710-6620 to order during business hours Monday or Wednesday (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.), then grab your pies at 3618 Tejon Street on Thursday or Saturday.