It looks like the Portland pie scene may have another new addition soon in Butterpat. Butterpat is from the mind of Kimberly James, who is originally from Memphis. She has a KickStarter project up to try and raise money for startup costs.
Butterpat is a unique take on the food cart phenomenon. Using fresh seasonal ingredients from local organic suppliers, we will provide all-natural, heartwarming Southern food with a unique regional influence. Call it Southern-Northwest Fusion, if you like!
Why Butterpat? Well, I grew up in the Mississippi Delta. I’ve been gone for a few years now, but we in the Southern diaspora never lose our taste for butter. It represents the ultimate in damn-it-all comfort food; bread may feed the body, but butter feeds the soul. And it’s so versatile! Everything, even a food cart, is better when topped with a sunny little butterpat.
Specialties would include: Maple-Bacon Cream Pie (also available without bacon if you prefer), Meyer Lemon Icebox Pie, Butternut Squash Pie or Peach-Marionberry Pie.
Kimberly will be handing out free pie-pops this Saturday at Waterfront park to try and drum up some interest for her KickStarter project.
Meat a la Mode Seeks New Kitchen Space/Venue
Meat a la Mode has been in the Portland pie scene for a while, but Kristina Von Kroug seems to be ramping up efforts lately. Up to now, Von Kroug’s business model has been special orders, catering and selling at Farmer’s Markets. Now it looks like she wants to expand to make this a full-time gig as she recently made it known that MALM is seeking a new kitchen/venue so she can open a retail space and keep up with rising demand.Von Kroug is selling sweet Meat a la Mode t-shirts to help raise some startup funds herself as well.
The more access Portland has to her fascinating meat pie and savory ice cream creations, the better. Among her more interesting pie offerings are: Wild Boar Pie, Kangaroo Stew Pie, Tender Goat Pie, and Haggis Pie, to name a few. Needless to say, she does her part to keep Portland weird, and we like that!