National Pie Day might be celebrated in January, but New Haven’s celebration of the all-American dessert takes place in the heat of summer from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 1 on Orange at Crown Street. City Seed’s second Pie On 9 pie contest and block party features all-you-can-eat pie, Ashley’s Ice Cream, cash bar by 116 Crown and entertainment thanks to DJ Tootskee. And while you are indulging, you will also be benefiting CitySeed’s food stamp program.
Pies such as Shaker lemon pie are often associated with a group of people and, of course, others like pumpkin and mincemeat are synonymous with Thanksgiving and Christmas, respectively. There seems to be a pie for all seasons as well as pies for all regions. Think key lime pie and Mississippi mud pie.