Breaking: Pi Brings Marc Baltes Aboard


The original Pi on Delmar Boulevard. - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • The original Pi on Delmar Boulevard.
Got a call from Chris Sommers of Pi (website) this morning letting me know that the popular pizza restaurant is bringing talented chef Marc Baltes aboard. Baltes, as regular Gut Check readers might remember, last month prepared a stunning Dorm Room dinner at 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar.

Sommers told me that Baltes will help out at all three locations of Pi -- the original at 6144 Delmar Boulevard and the soon-to-open branches at 10935 Manchester Road in Kirkwood and 4753 McPherson Avenue in the Central West End -- but will be based primarily at the Central West End restaurant. Sommers said Baltes, whose past experience includes a stint at the acclaimed Oakland pizza restaurant Pizzaiolo, will work to round out Pi's selection of appetizers, desserts and other non-pizza fare and, in general, further "raise the bar" in Pi's kitchens.

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