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Emporium Pies Will Open a Pop-Up Pie Shop in Bishop Arts This Weekend

Know what's better than a pop-up restaurant? A pie pop-up, of course. Per Good Space and Go Oak Cliff, this weekend, during the Mardi Gras celebration in the Bishop Arts District, Emporium Pies will be doing a trial run of sorts. They're interested in investing in a little real estate for a bakery in the area but are smartly testing the water first.

Megan Wilkes and Mary Gauntt are the girls behind Emporium Pies. They both grew up baking with their moms and have a pie-in-the-sky dream of owning a bakery. They primarily focus on two pies at a time, which use local ingredients as much as possible.

This weekend they'll have the Smooth Operator, which is a French silk pie made with both milk and dark chocolate on a pretzel crust.

Appropriately enough, they'll also have a Drunken Nut, which is a bourbon pecan pie with a shortbread crust.

They've also whipped up a special new pie just for Mardi Gras, but it's a secret -- you have to show up to find out what it is.

Megan tells me their from-scratch pies use organic products "where it matters," and strictly stay away from ingredients with hormones, dyes, corn syrup, or hydrogenated oils.

They'll be at 314 N. Bishop, in a house just across the street from Hunky's, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday between 2 and 7 p.m. Head over and give the girls a hollar. And eat pie.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.

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