Pie gram from Honeypie

Put Your Baking Skills to the Test in the Great Midwestern Pie Championship

Held at Palomino, this second-annual competition is part of the Beet Street event on October 14.

Beet Street party is coming up – Saturday Oct. 14, to be exact ­– and with it comes Honeypie’s second-annual Great Midwestern Pie Championship, which takes place at its sister restaurant Palomino (2492 S. Superior St.) on the same day, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

If you’re a competitive pie-maker, you can enter in one or all three of the categories – Apple (must be the main filling ingredient), Wisconsin-inspired (has to feature Wisco ingredients) and Chocolate (self-explanatory, no?).

All ages are welcome to enter. The pie must be made from scratch – duh. Each pie will be judged on overall appearance and taste, the filling’s consistency and flavor, and the crust – its color, texture and flavor. There are amateur and professionals divisions, so make sure you read the rules completely before you register.  The entry fee is $10, with proceeds benefiting the Fondy Food Center.

As for Beet Street, it’s a block party (12-6 p.m.) taking place on East Potter and South Wentworth avenues in Bay View. Goodkind, Palomino and Cactus Club (2496 S. Wentworth Ave.) are all spots you need to visit for special craft cocktails and beers. 




Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.