Durham, N.C. — From the sweet to the savory, a new Durham pie shop is hoping to offer something for everyone.
The Pie Hole is opening its doors on Monday at 810 Ninth St. on the ground floor of the 810 residential building. This is the Los Angeles' based company's first U.S. location outside of California. The franchise has five locations in the LA-area and two in Tokyo.
The Pie Hole's menu rotates seasonally and includes a mix of classic and unique pies, including the Cereal Killer Cheesecake, which is filled with Fruit Loops and topped with Frosted Flakes. This weekend-only pie's contents are switched up between different cereals, so keep an eye out for the Cinnamon Toast Crunch version in the future.
Other sweet pies include Mom's Apple Crumble, which is made with 10 entire apples, the S'more, Mom's Blueberry Double Crust, Key Lime, Mexican Chocolate and Maple Custard. The Early Grey Tea Pie includes mousse steeped in the tea.
There are also hand pies, muffins and breakfast hand pies for those craving something a little more savory. The full savory pie list includes the classic Shepherd's Pie, a Mac and Cheese Pie (filled with scratch made mac and cheese) and the Chicken and Cornbread Pot Pie, which is a hearty blend of all of the things that make a pot pie great.
Pies are served by the slice, individually sized and whole. The restaurant even offers catering.
The Pie Hole also sells coffee. The company uses fair trade beans roasted by an award-winning micro-roaster for the drip, cold brew and nitro-infused exclusive Pie Hole Blend. Beverage selections also include beer, wine and specialty alcoholic drinks.
The Durham location is owned and operated by Young and Surelyne Lee of Cary. The couple previously owned and operated an independent quick service café/scoop shop in Georgia before relocating to the Triangle.
The Pie Hole was created by mother and son duo Becky Grasley and Matthew Heffner. The two wanted to open a restaurant that celebrated their love of pie, so they teamed up with family friend Sean Brennan and Matt’s wife Lindsay Hollister in an effort to bring back the “all-American pie shop.”
To give the Durham location some local flair, the Lees have partnered with local businesses, such as Bull City Designs, to make custom wood bar tops and tables for the interior and some custom signage.