Sugarfire Pie's Brand New Shop: A Sweet Slice of the Fifties in Olivette


Sugarfire Pie's Stack Pie. | Photos by Mabel Suen
  • Sugarfire Pie's Stack Pie. | Photos by Mabel Suen

Coinciding the sugar rush of Halloween, Sugarfire Pie (9200 Olive Street, Suite 108; 314-736-6300) opened at the end of October in Olivette, serving pastry chef Carolyn Downs' pies and pastries just two doors down from Mike Johnson's Sugarfire Smokehouse (9200 Olive Boulevard, Olivette; 314-997-5301).

The interior of the bakery takes on what its frilly-apron-clad employees playfully refer to as the effeminate counterpart to its barbecue-slinging flagship. Colorful themes from the fifties occupy every corner of the shiny new shop, from retro dinette sets and decor to a record player playing vinyl in the open kitchen.

Chef Carolyn Downs (second from left) with staff.
  • Chef Carolyn Downs (second from left) with staff.

The most eye-catching element, however, awaits at the entrance: a brightly-lit table-top filled with all manner of fresh-from-the-oven pies available by the slice. Select from staples including apple, key lime and the eponymous (and recently renamed) Sugarfire Pie, or opt for one of Downs' other creations -- whoopie pies, hand pies, stacked pies, or pie baked inside cake, anyone?

Individual servings start at $4 each, with whole pies and pans starting at $28. For other options, consider Downs' award-winning bread pudding straight from Cyrano's (603 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-963-3232), cookies, cobbler, Ronnie's Ice Cream, floats, or soft-serve custard with from-scratch toppings.

At the entrance.
  • At the entrance.

Sugarfire Pie's current hours are every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, check out the Sugarfire Pie website or follow it via Facebook.

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Blueberry hand pie.
  • Blueberry hand pie.
Whoopie pie.
  • Whoopie pie.
The dining room.
  • The dining room.
Carolyn in the kitchen.
  • Carolyn in the kitchen.
Cookies and more also available.
  • Cookies and more also available.
Pies galore.
  • Pies galore.
The Sugarfire logo.
  • The Sugarfire logo.

Pie cake!
  • Pie cake!
Cherry pie.
  • Cherry pie.
Savory options also available.
  • Savory options also available.
Grab a seat to dine in or take your pie to go.
  • Grab a seat to dine in or take your pie to go.
The sounds of Sugarfire Pie.
  • The sounds of Sugarfire Pie.
The menu.
  • The menu.
Now open in Olivette.
  • Now open in Olivette.

See also: - First Look: Sushi House - First Look: Three Kings - Des Peres - First Look: Old Standard - First First: Truffles Butchery

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