Review and Update: Tom’s Pot Pies

I talked to Tom of Tom’s Pot Pies yesterday, and he gave me the scoop on his store and the future of the pies.

Tom is no longer renting the space on Vine Street, and is now making his pies in a space at Longworth Hall. Though he no longer offers walk-in service, he will deliver pies anywhere downtown, OTR and Clifton, if you call a day ahead. You can reach him at (513) 235-2400 to order your pies.

Also, he has cemented a partnership with biggs to sell his pies in the deli section.  He delivered the “heat-and-eat” version of the pie to me yesterday, which Terry and I split for dinner.  The pies are in two parts– the bottom, which contains the delicious cream sauce, with a hint of celery seed and cayenne, as well as the vegetables and chicken, and the crust, which is separate, so you can pop it on and not overcook it.  I preheated my oven to 350 and popped the bottom in for about 10-15 minutes.  I stirred, then put the top on, and left it in for another 10 minutes.  It was piping hot, the crust was crispy, and the whole thing was delicious– the vegetables were tender-crisp, which I don’t expect from a reheated pot pie, and the crust (as usual) was terrific– better than your grandma’s.

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Once I have a date of introduction at biggs, I’ll pass it on so you can bring some pot pie home for dinner.  Delicious!

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6 thoughts on “Review and Update: Tom’s Pot Pies”

  • I love hearing about all of these cool local places to check out! My only criticism is that you don’t link to any of these places or provide addresses and/or phone numbers. I know I could just do a search for it, but it would be so much easier if the info was directly on the blog post.

    Thanks!

  • YUM! I’ve heard a number of people over the last year rave about these pot pies. I need to try one soon! The fact that they’re going into Bigg’s will definitely make it easy. They seem like the ultimate comfort food.

  • Some nice tidbits about Tom in this week’s Citybeat.

    About his character and history, not so much his future.

  • Anything newer about Tom’s pies? I shop at Biggs and haven’t seen any. I miss being able to walk in and get a pie. Tom actually knew my daughter by sight every time we came in to eat.

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