Juneteenth Dream Pie Social at Limerick-Frazier House

Pie social? You had me at 'pie.' And 'social.'

Juneteenth Dream Pie Social at Limerick-Frazier House

810 E. 13th; Saturday, June 4, 4-6pm

Austin's annual Juneteenth celebrations get off to an early start this year with a Peace Through Pie Dream Pie Social to benefit the restoration of a 115-year-old East Austin landmark. The Limerick-Frazier House was a boarding house for young women who attended classes at what was Samuel Huston College (now Huston-Tillotson University). Local cookbook author and nutrition writer Toni Tipton-Martin plans to locate the nonprofit SANDE Youth Project in the house and also use it as a teaching facility and community gathering place for East Austin. Proceeds from the suggested $25 donations and the sale of $1 slices of pie will go toward restoration efforts.

The event will include a celebrity pie auction, with sweet and savory pies donated by Austin restaurants, bakeries, culinary students, and home bakers, plus kids' activities, an art exhibition of historic Juneteenth images, an oral history project, and live gospel music from the Sweet Home Baptist Church choir. In addition to pies of every flavor and description, the menu will feature Blue Bell Ice Cream, fresh lemonade, and water. And cookbook author Nancie McDermott will be on hand to talk about pie and sign copies of her book, Southern Pies. Peace Through Pie organizers Tipton-Martin and Luanne Stovall are working in conjunction with the Austin City Council, Urban Roots, Edible Austin, Foodways Texas, and the University of Texas at Austin's Division of Diversity and Community Engage­ment to produce this celebratory community event. Juneteenth commemorates the day when slaves in Texas learned that they were free, and it has historically been a time for public celebration. What better way to celebrate unity and embrace cultural differences than by sharing a piece of pie with our neighbors?

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Dream Pie Social
Peace Through Pie
Peace Through Pie
Bringing the community together around the table

Toni Tipton-Martin, Jan. 15, 2010

More by Virginia B. Wood
Top 10 Savory Bites
Top 10 Savory Bites

Jan. 1, 2016

Open Secret
Open Secret
The not-so-hidden pleasures of dine

Dec. 25, 2015


Juneteenth, Dream Pie Social, Toni Tipton-Marin, Edible Austin

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Keep up with happenings around town

Kevin Curtin's bimonthly cannabis musings

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle