In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.
These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.
In today’s edition – February 10, 2021 – the FBI warns of online romance scammers, the Worcester Fire Department receives a state grant for student fire safety education, get a chocolate-covered strawberry pie for Valentine’s Day at Table Talk Pies, Worcester Art Museum exhibit goes virtual this year, and gas prices are up five cents this week in Massachusetts.
WORCESTER – The release party for Table Talk Pumpkin Pie Ale at Wormtown Brewery on Tuesday featured a pie eating contest. This is the fourth year the baker and the brewer teamed up to create a seasonal beverage using real pumpkin pies.
It’s a mystery medley melding multitudes of merry muddled monosaccharides. Matter of fact, it might be the most mirthful mishmash of miscellaneous material my mouth may meet — minus my mother’s magnificent makings.
The mini-pie was the product of a partnership with the Hanover Theatre ahead of their venue’s upcoming musical production ofCharlie and the Chocolate Factoryand is available at The Pie Store on Green St. in Worcester and will run you two for $1 — less than an actual Wonka bar these days.
Some pies even have a golden ticket for free admissions to opening night at the Hanover Theatre (I didn’t win). But let’s get to the real question: What the heck does it taste like?
Whether you’re trying to beef up for the football team, recover from a tonsillectomy, or find maximum indulgence in a cup, there’s a milkshake waiting for you at the Table Talk Pie Store in Worcester.
Manager Caitlin Enck finds herself fielding the same question over and over again: “Does the Table Talk Pie Store sell anything besides — pie?”
The answer is: not really.
It’s a better business model than you think. American psychologist Barry Schwartz built his entire career on the finding that offering consumers fewer choices makes them happier. The Table Talk Pie Store is an excellent example of this.
In a state that’s celebrated a World Series and a Super Bowl within the last year, Worcester-based Table Talk Pies continued the winning tradition at the 2019 APC Nation Pie Championships earlier this month.
The commercial pie producer took first place in eight divisions over three categories at the national pie championships in Orlando, Florida. Hundreds of pies were judged by 200 judges during the two-day competition.
In the Family Category, Table Talk’s won blue ribbons in the cherry and nut flavors with the Cherry Almond Crunch Table Talk Pie and Pecan Table Talk Pie respectively.
By Aviva Luttrell
Rocco’s, Table Talk Pies team up to create pie doughnuts just in time for Thanksgiving
Two iconic Worcester County businesses are teaming up to create the ultimate Thanksgiving treat.
Millbury-based Rocco’s Doughnut Company is joining forces with Worcester’s Table Talk Pies to create their first-ever pie doughnuts.
“This has been in the works for over a month now and we are so excited to finally be able to share it with you guys,” Rocco’s wrote on Facebook.