“Most people don't know I had never worked in a restaurant before I opened this place. I approached it with a total customer experience background. I always remembered those who treated me well at an establishment and how that made me feel. My team feels the same way and we know how to make sure our customers have a great experience.”
-Kirsten Fuchs, Owner, Baked Pie Company
From local peach, honey pecan, blueberry crumble, to black bottom mocha and gluten-free peanut butter chip… Everyone can appreciate a good slice of made from scratch homemade pie. But where can you get one other than your grandma’s house? Well, about two years ago, Kirsten Fuchs and her daughter were plagued with the same exact question, and Kirsten decided to take action.
“I have a background in business management and a love of all things baked! So, I began to search for a location, a baker and a network of local suppliers to turn my idea into a reality!”
Bringing her entrepreneurial spirit forward, Kirsten took a leap of faith and created Baked Pie Company... In April 2017, the first official store opened in South Asheville, and now, with a second location in Reynold’s Village of North Asheville, it’s clear to see that a one-stop shop for homemade pies is a huge hit in Asheville!
While Kirsten has learned a lot about pie in the time that Baked has been open, her goal for the business is to maintain “a welcoming, fun place to visit with the most delicious homemade pies you’ve ever tasted!” This warm and homey environment is felt immediately upon walking in the door, so if you’re ever looking for your home away from home, head over to Baked Pie Company and grab a slice! Kirsten and her team will be happy to see you. (Heads up that they’re closed on Mondays.)
We’ll leave you with one last awesome fact. Did you know that Kirsten donates all of Baked’s leftover pies to ABCCM through our nonprofit Food Connection to feed those in need?
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Monday, August 13
Start your week off right with some cool jazz by Ghost Pipe Trio at The Imperial Life, an intimate cocktail lounge right above Table. It’s the perfect place to unwind from your first day back to work. And while you’re there, you can meet their new bar manager Quin Soemardi! He’s the winner of this year’s Regional Fercet Branca Iron Bartender competition and has huge plans for this Asheville favorite.
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Tuesday, August 14
Get creative while showing some love for your best friend by painting a portrait of him or her at Garage On 25 on Tuesdays! Classes fill up fast, so contact Linda soon to reserve your spot, and make sure to have a picture of your pet ready so she can sketch out the outline before you get there.
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Wednesday, August 15
It’s the Summer of Glass! Whether you’re a seasoned critic or just a fan of the local art scene, head to Blue Spiral 1 for their Summer of Glass Exhibit. Featuring pieces from over 15 of the best glass artists around, this exhibition is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your artistic journey this summer! During the exhibit, Blue Spiral 1 will hold a Glass Takeover exhibition in its upstairs galleries. This is in participation with many other art organizations in Asheville and in conjunction with the Chihuly exhibition at Biltmore. (May 17 - Oct 7).
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Thursday, August 16
Save 20% on a massage delivered to you by Massage on Wheels.
Call 828-367-7280 for on-demand mobile massage services delivered within 2 hours. Easy online booking at https://www.massageonwheelsasheville.com. First time clients save 20%.
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Friday, August 17
Football Season is almost officially back, so head to the Bier Garden for a Panther pre-season kickoff party on Friday! Sample some tasty brews from Foothills Brewing and see what the Panthers have in store for us this season.
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Saturday, August 18
Who doesn’t love a cold drink on a hot summer day? Head to Ben’s Tune-up for their first annual Slush Fest. Y’all know how much we dig collaboration. Well this event will feature seven iconic Asheville businesses coming together. Also, as always at Ben’s, expect some killer live music. Heads up that it starts at 2pm. See you there!
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Sunday, August 19
It’s Sunday Funday at Kathmandu Cafe! Kids under 10 can enjoy the lunch buffet for free, so bring out your whole family for an authentic Himalayan meal. Even the pickiest of eaters will be able to find something they enjoy with the huge selection of seasonal, local, vegetarian, and vegan dishes.
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Again, for all of this week’s Scoops and more, visit DigLocal.com or download the Dig Local App. Keep Digging Local!