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A pie shop slated to open in former Conti's Market location (Raleigh, NC)

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burgeoningfoodie Mar 5, 2010 07:15 AM

http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/03/0...

This could be a good venture.. I could see people picking up a pot pie for the family on the way home. I'm not sure about the prices or location though as I'm unfamiliar with where Conti's was exactly.

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    dfilpus Mar 5, 2010 08:46 AM

    Conti's was at 616 N Person Street between Peace and Pace Street, a block east of Peace College.

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      RaleighRocker Mar 6, 2010 03:35 PM

      It is is the space next to where conti's was. I walk by there all the time, I was soo excited to se e the sign-several stores have closed on that block, so I am always happy to see something new. I peaked in, doesn't look like much construction going on yet.

      They have a menu online which I am assuming is from a delivery business, not the restaurant one. The sign says "Eat in or Take Out" so hopefully they'll have where you can buy a slice of pie or quiche and hang out

      piebird.com

      1. re: RaleighRocker
        meatn3 Mar 15, 2010 03:38 PM

        Driving by today there was a big sign in the window - it looked like the old Conti's location from 35 mph!

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      chazzer Mar 15, 2010 05:41 PM

      Do they use real Pot in the Pot Pie?

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      1. re: chazzer
        klmonline Mar 16, 2010 10:20 AM

        Plese don't ask us about the black bottom pie.

      2. meatn3 Mar 2, 2011 03:06 PM

        Looks like they should be opening soon...finally!

        1. brsmith2 Mar 3, 2011 04:04 AM

          It's called PieBird. The website is below. I know they are having an event tomorrow night (3/4), but I'm not certain whether it's open to the public or an invitation only kind of thing. Either way, sounds like they will be open for real very soon.

          http://piebirdraleigh.com/

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            klmonline Mar 3, 2011 12:39 PM

            Wow... $27 for a shepherd's pie?!?! They must have put the whole shepherd in there.

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              meatn3 Mar 3, 2011 02:13 PM

              I'm interested in seeing the size of the pies. If that could feed 5-6 it could be a reasonable alternative to going out for dinner. The quiche price is in line with other venues.

              Truth be told, I'm more inclined to make the items (sweet and savory) they offer rather than purchase a large pie to go. Single portion sizes would appeal to me. Some times you want a taste, but don't want a whole pie tempting you for seconds.

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                dinersaurus Mar 4, 2011 09:53 AM

                All pies are 9 inches.

                I wish them the best, but I'm not paying $23 for an apple pie or $27 for a chicken pot pie.

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                  meatn3 Mar 4, 2011 11:21 AM

                  I see the 9" on the menu now. I don't see how the quiche could be 9" and hold a dozen eggs plus cream, etc. I make a deep dish quiche in a pan about that size and use 1/2 dozen eggs at most.

                  I think there is often price resistance on the items we are most familiar with making our selves...will be interesting!

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                    burgeoningfoodie Mar 5, 2011 05:44 AM

                    I wonder how much of the price has to do with the price for rent...

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                burgeoningfoodie Mar 4, 2011 06:51 AM

                I was hoping these would be something like pasties or hand held pies to go more street friendly but whose to say.

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                  RonboNC Mar 29, 2011 11:37 AM

                  Just opened today and yes, they are doing hand pies! Tasty food, a touch on the high end price-wise but worth the trip if you're in the area. And they're still working things out in the kitchen and store so...

                   
                   
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                    dinersaurus Mar 29, 2011 12:56 PM

                    Thanks for the pics. I stopped in over the weekend (didn't realize they were still in soft-open mode). It wasn't what I expected as it's actually a restaurant first and foremost. I had expected a pie shop with a big display case and a couple tables, something with more of a coffee shop feel to it. Instead, they have at least a dozen tables in addition to a long bar up front (they hope to start serving beer and wine when the license comes through). It's a cozy and attractive spot.

                    The pie prices for lunch were between $10 and $13. They also sell "hand pies" for $3. Two would probably make a meal. My curry veggie pie came with a choice of soup or salad. The lady went with the chicken pot pie and the Mexican salad. We enjoyed it all. My veggie pie had pretty good flavor and was accompanied with a nice sweet chutney and a yogurt sauce.

                    It still seems a touch expensive for pot pies for lunch, although the sides make it a better deal and it certainly is filling. I can see myself working this into the lunch/brunch repertoire.

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              sisterbeer Mar 31, 2011 08:54 PM

              I spoke with a friend tonight who had gone to Piebird yesterday. Unfortunately, his report was not favorable--the pie crust had no detectable salt in it, and the chicken curry filling was flavorless. He did say that the black bean soup was delicious.
              That's too bad. Hopefully only a day's worth of crust was screwed up...though not sure how a bland filling could get by anyone in the kitchen.

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