Pie season is upon us, along with a seasonal reminder that the spirit of Thanksgiving and Christmas means thinking of those in need -- as well as filling our own pie needs. Project Angel Heart, the organization that delivers meals to people coping with life-threatening illnesses, can help you out on both counts. But you'll have to act quickly. By purchasing two $25 pies (made by Bluepoint Bakery), you can provide a week's worth of free meals to Project Angel Heart clients. Buy your pies via the Pie in the Sky fundraiser, at pieintheskycolorado.org, by the end of the day Thursday, November 20, and pick them up the Tuesday before Thanksgiving at any of thirteen Anthony's Pizza and Pasta locations or at the Project Angel Heart office. Pie in the Sky sponsor Anadarko is making sure that Project Angel Heart clients will also get free pies, delivered by volunteers with their weekly meals.
And once you've done your good deed by helping feed others, it's time to feed yourself. The TAG restaurant group (TAG, TAG Burger Bar, Guard and Grace, Los Chingones, Bubu and the Sugarmill) is offering holiday pies in four flavors, for $23 to $28 each. Pies can be ordered at any of the locations or by calling 303-297-3540 by Friday, November 21. Pies are baked by the gang at Sugarmill and can also be picked up there.
For procrastinators, Wednesday's Pie, Frank Bonanno's Larimer Square pie shop (and "secret" entrance to cocktail den Green Russell) is also offering six holiday pies that can be ordered at bonannoconcepts.com/shop as late as Monday, November 24, for pick-up the day before Thanksgiving. Prices range from a $20 maple-bourbon pumpkin pie to a $30 Helliemae's Chili Palmer pecan pie.
If you've loosened your belt and are ready for more, Humble Pie is also taking orders, even though the former Baker-neighborhood bakery is currently without a storefront. Humble Pie closed its Third Avenue location in September to find bigger digs, and owner Jessica Dolgan has just announced that she's signed a lease and will be settling into a new spot at East Colfax and Monroe Street (next to the planned Cerebral Brewing). Until then, you can still order holiday pies on the Humble Pie website. Humble Pie will have a mobile pickup spot at Calvary Temple, 200 South University Boulevard, where orders can be picked up the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Keep reading for beer and holiday pie options.
If you like your Thanksgiving on the beery side, Sanitas Brewing in Boulder is pairing up with the Whisk Sisters bakery to offer a pie and growler combo for $35. Sanitas is taking orders at its tap room through Saturday; Options include pumpkin pie with Train 8 Patersbier, turtle pie with Jim's English Bitter, jalapeño key lime pie with IPA and bourbon apple pie with Black IPA.
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On Thursday, the Denver Beer Co. will even let you try the pie before you buy it. From 6 to 9 p.m., you can order a beer and pie pairing with four beer samples and four mini-pies, baked by Sugar Bakeshop and Coffee House, for $15. Once you've made your choice, you can order your Thanksgiving pie and growler ($30) to pickup the Wednesday before Turkey Day.