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Slice of Humboldt Pie is teaming up with The Local Cider Bar to bring you BitterSweet; a pie and cider bar!
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"Butter Tarts" my Grandmother's recipe
"Butter Tarts" my Grandmother's recipe

We honor the art and function of traditional pies while creating new and exciting flavors.

Pie is a food for celebration as well as daily nourishment in almost every country. It has most definitely played a large role in my family's history, and we want it to be a part our local culture too!  We want to provide a warm welcoming atmosphere where people can gather together and enjoy each others company while enjoying great pie and cider. We will have pie in all of its forms and flavors... from classics like chicken pot pie and beef empanadas to Buffalo Hot Wing hand pies and Maple Bacon Walnut Pie. We hope to serve up comfort food and memories for many years to come.  

Empanada with chicken, pineapple, red onion and jalapeno in BBQ sauce
Empanada with chicken, pineapple, red onion and jalapeno in BBQ sauce

However, our current location is a shared commercial kitchen so that's not possible.  It is set up more for manufacturing and is loud, sterile and not conducive to the personal customer interactions that we would like to provide. This kitchen is part of a large event venue that is rented out to other parties regularly, only allowing us kitchen time from 8-5  Mon-Fri. There are many times where even our scheduled time has been rented out and we are forced to close for those days.  

We have worked hard over the course of these two years to grow a successful business within these limited hours and closures.  We have built a very loyal individual and wholesale customer base. Unfortunately there are times when I have to turn them away outside of our small window of operating hours. I can't get pies to my restaurants on Saturday if they run out. I can't make pies for Easter Sunday or any other weekend holiday. As you can see, we are at the very seams of our capacity in this current situation and in order to further grow our business...we must move on.  

Our goal with this project

Our goal is to raise the final funds to complete the transition into our own brick and mortar location. This will allow us to have our bakery available and operating at the hours that we need. It will allow us to accept more wholesale customers and not have to turn away those special event needs like office parties and benifits. In short, we will be able to provide pie to all the people that want it, when they want it and in a great atmosphere.

We will be sharing a space with another local company, The Local Cider Bar to create a place called "BitterSweet". We will be serving up quiches, empanadas, pot pies, sweet pies, turnovers- really anything pie/crust based. They will be serving all of the tasty cider, beer and wine that pairs well with all of those. 

What we have in place

  • Building location and lease secured
  • Building permits approved and work has begun!
  • Alcohol license and food permits
  • All of the food inventory and small equipment i.e. Freezer, refrigerators, prep tables e.t.c.
  • A loyal established clientele that wants a place to come in and enjoy our pie in an awesome place
  • A passion for pie and the drive to make this succeed!
Our new building after the remodel...Remember the old blue one in the video :)
Our new building after the remodel...Remember the old blue one in the video :)

 What we still need

  • A double convection oven
  • Heated pie display cases
  • Refrigerated pie display cases
  • Commercial mixer
  • POS System

What we do

Nothing but fresh squeezed lime juice in our pies!
Nothing but fresh squeezed lime juice in our pies!
 
  • A unique selection of pies in their various presentations paired up with our county's first cider bar.
  • Make everything from scratch daily
  • Use fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients
  • Anything in a crust- empanadas, pasties, meat pies, hand pies, single serve mini pies, quiche, pie cookie bites, whole pies, pot pies, vegetarian & vegan pies... did I forget anything?
  • Have fun while making a quality product
  • Support our community by participating in local charity events and sponsoring community programs.
  • Have an established clientele that is growing beyond our current means
  • Provide our pies to local area restaurants, bars, and cafes for their menus.
Chicago style Pizza Hand Pies
Chicago style Pizza Hand Pies

Stretch Goals

  • A second double convection oven
  • A walk in refrigerator

Thank You for taking the time to view our project!

Risks and challenges

I have worked in cafes, bakeries and restaurants in all capacities, so I understand the hard work, dedication and endless hours needed to make them run. I also understand the high risk in opening a brick and mortar business in this industry which is why I have taken care and caution in growing my business thus far.
Our biggest challenge will be in the time it takes to complete the new location remodel. We are realistic in our goals though and have made accommodations in order to achieve this as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. Patience and planning is key in making this transition for Slice of Humboldt Pie work. I have located a space and signed the lease, I have permits and licensing and a strategy in place so I am confident that with the help of Kickstarter supporters, friends and family we will be a success!

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    Who says a dollar doesn't go a long way...Your dollar could go all the way to L.A. or stay right here in Eureka. We will write your name and a Thank You on an out going pie box, while telling it's recipient how wonderful you are. You will also be featured as a founding member on our website.

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    Everything from the $1 level and...
    You will receive a personalized thank you card designed by Co-owners Amber & Kristen. Printed locally by Bug Press in Arcata.

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    *Pie Box and social media thank you
    *Personalized Thank you Card
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    *You will also get to come in to our new location and enjoy a mug of delicious coffee and choose any slice of pie your heart desires.

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    *Pie Box and social media thank you
    *Personalized Thank you Card
    *Mug of coffee and a slice of pie
    And...
    You will also get a tasty pack of stickers.
    A limited edition founder sticker, a sweet traditional themed design from local artist Dean Schubert at Visual Tattoo. You will also get a wooden logo sticker, yes wooden from Wood Lab Designs in Eureka!

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    *Pie Box and social media thank you
    *Personalized Thank you Card
    *Mug of coffee and a slice of pie
    *Wooden Logo Sticker
    And...
    A limited edition logo founders t-shirt.

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    *Pie Box and social media thank you
    *Personalized Thank you Card
    *Mug of coffee and a slice of pie
    *Wooden Logo Sticker
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    Upgrade that t-shirt to a hoodie
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    Get your name on our founders wall to be located in the new building for all to see.

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    *Pie Box and social media thank you
    *Personalized Thank you card
    *Mug of coffee and a slice of pie
    *Limited edition founders logo t-shirt
    *Founders Wall
    And...
    A wooden pie box to help you transport all of those precious pies.
    Help the environment while helping us. Wood Lab Designs has created a sleek, durable, reusable, collapsible space saving pie box just for us....we mean you!

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    Don't need the swag? Then take advantage of this all pie and coffee option!

    *Founders Wall
    *One free cup of coffee a month for one year
    *8 of our 9" pies for you!

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    *Pie Box and social media thank you
    *Personalized Thank you card
    *Mug of coffee and a slice of pie
    *Your choice between a limited edition founders logo t-shirt or hoodie.
    *Founders Wall
    And...
    A limited edition, hand crafted, numbered copper logo magnet from local artist Scott Hemphill. Your choice from one of two styles. We won't even get one of these!

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    *Pie Box and social media thank you
    *Personalized Thank you Card
    *Sticker Trio Pack
    *Limited edition founder hoodie
    *Founders Wall
    *Wooden Pie Box
    *Copper Magnet
    And...
    3 of our 9" pies to go in that pie box (not all at once of course, they wouldn't fit). *Available for pick up only.

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    MORE PIE!
    *Founders wall
    *A limited edition coffee mug filled with one cup of coffee a month for one year
    *1 of our 9" pies a month for one year!

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    *Pie Box and social media thank you
    *Personalized Thank you Card
    *Sticker Trio Pack
    *Limited edition founder hoodie
    *Founders Wall
    *Wooden Pie Box
    *Copper Magnet
    And...
    6 of our 9" pies to go in that pie box *Available for pick up only.
    You're going to need a lot of coffee to wash down those pies, that's why you will also get a special limited edition travel mug that will be filled once a day for free! That's right...once a day EVERY day,as long as you bring in that mug.

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    ULTIMATE PIE REWARD!
    *Founders wall
    *A limited edition coffee mug that will be filled once a day for free! That's right...once a day EVERY day,as long as you bring in that mug.
    *2 of our 9" pies a month for one year!

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