If you haven't heard of the new pie shop, The Happy Apple, that opened recently on Harrison Street in the Arts District, you soon will. It is a small store whose main focus is pies. They have a few seats for those who desire a slice of pie and a cup of coffee. What is truly unique about this store is their mission, which is a blended work environment where people with and without developmental disabilities work together to create amazing pies. How could you not support that? The owner has a daughter with special needs and she was her inspiration to create this local shop. She wanted to give adults such as her daughter, a work environment where they could create something delicious. And delicious they are. I tried the Salted Honey Pie and the Chocolate Chess. Now I have to admit, I am not a pie lover, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was blown away. Honestly, the salted honey pie is amazing, words do not do it justice. You have to try it! The Chocolate Chess pie is a chocolate lover's dream. They have seasonal pies such as apple, cherry, blueberry, peach, and specialty ones such as toffee brown sugar, coconut cream, lemon meringue, and Canadian brown sugar pecan. Pies can be made to order, as they do not have all of them available each day. You will need to give them a 48 hour notice. Pies range from small to large, the large costs $22, the medium $15, and a slice is $5. Call a friend, neighbor, or loved one and take them for a slice of heaven while supporting local adults with disabilities. How sweet is that?
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