PARK CITY, Utah — Longtime local Michele Biddle, who was likely only on-call from her job at Primary Children’s Hospital on this Thanksgiving morning, perhaps sums up the vibe the best at the annual Pie Breakfast. She told TownLift, “This one, this banana cream pie, the one with all the vanilla wafers on it, is my favorite because, especially today, it reminds me of my grandma’,s who, when I was growing up in Chicago, my whole family always had Thanksgiving with.”
Good vibes though.
A friend standing nearby remarked, “Yeah, this one, the peach pie, reminds me of my dad from New York City who passed away this summer, this is my familiy’s first Thanksgiving without him.”
All the while, smiles and hugs were shared by them and welcome laughter echoed throughout the room.
The 50ish free, homemade pie varieties included Hazelnut Biscoff Pie, and Fa-La-La-La-La Eggnog Pie. For traditionalist though, Pie Breakfast does not disappoint as the majority of the offerings are just that with apple, cherry, pumpkin and even gluten free pumpkin all on the table.
When an adult attendee reached for a slice of the Halloween Candy Pie, event co-founder Casey Marsh laughed as she told her, “Hey, please just know, my friend, thad this one was made by and for kids after they baked all their leftover candy into it, so it’s definitely got an, um, acquired taste.”
Lucky Ones is open for business during Pie Breakfast with none-other than its seemingly omnipresent employee C.J. Hearter and his whole family behind the counter. It’s a rare treat to have his dad, Chris, assisting and not working as a commercial pilot on this Thanksgiving. Pie Breakfast is the community coffee shop’s busiest day of the year.
It’s held in the Park City Library Building, which, fun fact, is the original Park City High School location after the City Hall Building outgrew it’s original K-12 student body.
To be officially included on the unofficial guest list, everyone knows someone who knows someone there.
The whole thing wraps up by noon, along with the Carhart-clad canines that played at the adjacent field.