The wait is officially over: The Humble Pie Store is open for business at 3550 E. Colfax Avenue as of this last Sunday, February 14. The pastry case is stuffed to the brim with heavenly pies (driven over daily from an offsite bakery), the apothecary/70's rock song inspired cocktail program is in full swing, and the smell of Sweet Bloom Coffee wafts out the door and down Colfax.
The ownership group behind Humble Pie's new and improved storefront brings a grip of experience to the table in this venture. Jane Knauf, owner of Wooden Table, and Peter Newlin of the Park Burger ownership group each have stake in Humble Pie, alongside a dedicated team of owners and investors. Jessica Dolgan manages the day-in day-out operations as well as the eclectic yet precise design elements of the fresh new space.
Speaking of the space, the pie emporium moved into a former Galaxy 500 Garage, gutting the exterior for structural integrity purposes while keeping the soul of the place intact. The building includes two other restaurant/bar tenants - Cerebral Brewing and the upcoming Chow Down restaurant, a chef-driven concept by Brian Westin opening directly next door to Humble Pie. Starting next week, customers at Cerebral Brewing can download an app that will send pie orders to Humble Pie for pick-up.
The intention for the multi-purpose, all day space is to offer the surrounding neighborhoods a place for anything - whether it's using the free wifi and one of the many conveniently situated power outlets, or sampling from the impressive selection of tequilas, mezcals, whiskeys and more. Pie creations like Jessica's grandmother's recipe for chicken pot pie and the popular "meatheads" (meatballs wrapped in pie dough and served with dipping sauce) grace the savory side of the pie menu, while the famous Farmer Dave's banana cream pie and southern style chocolate chess pie are a couple of the sweet options. Prices range from $3 - 9 for the pies, and service is snappy. A smashing standout here is the pie shakes, a downright criminal creation made with signature pies and Lik's Ice Cream.
Opening hours are from around 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. on weekdays, with later hours on the weekends.