by 314PIE Seattle
We are building a food truck to bring Australian Style Savoury Pies to Seattle.
This project was successfully funded on August 12, 2012.
We are building a food truck to bring Australian Style Savoury Pies to Seattle.
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Picked up my shirt and had some pie! I hope its going well!
I ills love to see you guys at UW! We have quite a few food trucks around campus.
Good luck today!
We're waiting for the health department, and should be ready around two weeks from now. There's a non-zero chance we'll be up. Let us know when you're here.
I am going to be in Seattle in a little less than two weeks. Will you be up and running by then? I hope so!
How can we track you to know when you're in the neighborhood?
Our artist should be delivering finished designs soon. Otherwise we're poised to send out the shirts. When I was in college I only wore promotional tshirts. It'll be nice to give tshirts back to the community.
Do we have an ETA on T-shirts?
How'd the L&I inspection go? Can't wait to get my mouth around some tasty pie! :D
I know how hard you've all been working! Don't worry about t-shirts, etc. just keep your spirits and energy high!
We are hoping to be running this month, but we'll see. We had to make some structural changes to the truck to be up to code. We're waiting for a final inspection, and then we get to start the health department approval process. I know what you're thinking, how do we handle all this excitement? One day at a time.
Hang in there peeps. We'll get to the fun stuff soon!
Any news? It's been awhile since we've heard anything. Got a start date yet?
We run a bookkeeping operation out of Oklahoma City, OK and plan to hang your postcard on our wall of Community Activity! Back when I served the US Navy, we used to hit Australia a couple times a year and I really miss those meat pies! Thanks for bringing them stateside! You Seattleite's are in for a treat! I haven't seen your menu yet, so I hope you plan to offer a spicy one! Not just USA spicy...I mean, actually spicy like they sell there. Mmmm...ground beef, hot green peppers, onions, a few other goodies, and topped in some good ol' red hot sauce. Feel free to call it "The hot GK." :)
Wow...such prompt follow-through as to what inscription I wanted on the truck. Glad you got over $2K extra for the truck.
Congratulations! I wish I lived in Seattle so I could try a pie....I'll be sure to look you up on my next visit! :)
I don't even live in Seattle. I just miss Australian meat pies and couldn't resist helping SOMEONE get pies...even if it can't be me.
super awesome!!! Thrilled to see you guys hit your goal :)
Congrats on making the goal. I can't wait to enjoy your pies when I am in Seattle this October.
No much longer to go! I think once we get into the swing of things, we'll look into getting licensed for other cities. It'd be nice to hit the east side.
Pics to post soon for those interested in seeing the truck.
Kiwi in Seattle here, if these meet NZ pie standards we will be seeing a lot of each other.
Excited to see the truck up and running.... I concur that the truck needs to come to Redmond - Microsoft campus!
I'd like to put in a request for the truck to visit Redmond (there's a food truck pod now where the farmer's market is) and up north, say Bothell/Mill Creek area. :-P
You know, even if it's just once a month. Gives us folks on the other side of 520 something to look forward to :-)
Yay goal! Really crossing my fingers that you can have a weekly day in SLU!
35+ years ago, when I worked in south Seattle, there was a fellow who came around to the local offices with fresh, hot pasties. They were delicious but yours look 10 times better. Too bad I live in Tacoma or I would be in front of you truck every day (once it is up and running). The best of luck to you both.
Grats on 100%+! Loved my chicken, bacon, and cheese pie and pork and peaches pie I got to go last night (had the former for lunch today). They were delicious. Definitely a worthwhile use of my money =D.
Had a great chicken, bacon and cheese pie at Skelly and the Bean last night-- super yummy!
Thank you everyone! We're elated we hit our goal, and with 3 days to go! We'll have the whole process chronicled on our blog when we're done. We'll put together a state-of-the-truck to post here soon.
Melissa, opening a food truck has been a very rewarding experience so far. The food trucks in Seattle have a great community. We'd be happy to offer any help we can when you start yours up. Good luck!
Congrats! I want pictures of the conversion process ^_^
Congratulations, guys! Looking forward to the pies.
Hope everything comes together well! I love food trucks and plan on opening one after my year @ culinary school. You hav now given m a reason to finally travel out West to try one of your yummy looking pies! I love the truck name and the Tshirt design. Very clever. Best of luck! I would love to hear any great words of advice after your up and running!
I enjoyed your pie at Skelly and the Bean and I hope you can make it out to the eastside sometimes.
The list of places we need to visit in Australia keeps growing!
There is at least one purveyor of exotic meats in Seattle, and the price is hefty. If I have my facts right, I think the amount of kangaroo meat exported is very small, and most of it goes to England. Kangaroo meat only enjoyed a brief popularity here in the states. My guess is the novelty wore off and sticker shock set in.
However I recently learned of a new food movement called "kangatarianism", so who knows, we might see a resurgence. I'd certainly like to try it!
As a true Aussie, with our pie reputation on the line, I hope you're going all out and will have a "kangaroo" meat pie. Yes, controversial to be eating our beloved Kangaroo, the Aussie symbol from our coat-of-arms emblem... but, damn tasty!!
PS : I figure "kangaroo" may be too hard to source in Seattle, but the name would do well - I hope?
One of Australia's best pie makers is down my way, in Denmark, Western Australia. They win awards repeatedly and I love their lamb & rosemary pie. Awesome.... 11:30pm at night and I am now hungry for a pie.
Skipping in line may prove hazardous to your health. You did just give us an idea for a promotion tho...
In regards to gluten free crusts, we'll only have the one crust initially but have plans to branch out. We believe it's possible to make a delicious, tender, gluten free crust, but think most people won't like the ingredients it takes to do that. More research is necessary.
If I have my 314 PIE shirt on can I skip to the front of the line?
Any chance you guys might develop gluten-free pies?
This is an awesome idea, I hope you make the goal.
Since we're a small operation right now, we're using an all butter crust. But, we'd like to incorporate a half lard crust into the meaty pies when we're more established. We applaud your choice.
Good luck to you too!
What pastry mic have you settled on? We are using 50% of our fat from organic lard...
You do realize that, like it or not, the Aussie and Kiwi pie tradition comes from the British motherland most are so keen to forget!!!
Best wishes, and good luck!!
Boulton & Son
In the International District: the Marination truck has a regular spot every Friday, at the corner of Fifth and Dearborn, next to the Uwajimaya parking lot, which presumably meets the distance requirement. People are already used to walking there, so maybe you guys could take advantage of the same spot, another day of the week?
Ya, the I District is a great place. We had a blast checking out all the food trucks and restaurants there at the recent Dragon Fest. Too bad it's not like that every day. We have to park at least 50 feet away from a restaurant, which makes the I District a little challenging. It is worth looking into.
It'd be great to have you guys in the International District every week or two, like marination does. A person can only eat so much pad thai and dim sum! :)
Now I will have a matching shirt!
When Amazon starts its new development there, that'll be food truck heaven.
This is my kind of project! I've been forced to make the looong drive to Burien on occasion to get a good savory pie, but yours look way better! Once you are successfully funded, you MUST have a regular stop in or near Belltown (north side, if possible). I'll be there all the time. :-)
Since travelling to NZ and Australia 3 years ago I have dreamed of finding a local place that sells comparable meat pies. I really hope you meet your goal!
Our pies can be eaten handheld. You know how us Americans like our plates and forks tho.
We're attempting to be as organic as possible now. Gluten free is a project for the future however.
A friend of mine had a mac and cheese pie in Scotland. That's what gave me the idea. We're considering putting peas in it. Peas are healthy, right?
As a Brit who became an Australian, married a Kiwi and lives in Seattle this seems too good to be true.
Through... I'm not sure about pies with pasta in, or anything that needs a plate and a fork!
Any thoughts on the topics of organic and gluten free ingredients or options? Hard to manage on a truck with limited space but would be a good bonus for the foodies ;)
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