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The Real Pie Company to reopen in new Sacramento digs

Kira O'Donnell, 42, puts a crumble topping on a fresh yellow pluto and bing cherry pies at her business, The Real Pie Company in this 2007 file photo.
Kira O'Donnell, 42, puts a crumble topping on a fresh yellow pluto and bing cherry pies at her business, The Real Pie Company in this 2007 file photo. Sacramento Bee Staff Photo

Lovers of pie, rejoice. The Real Pie Company is returning to Sacramento.

Piemaker Kira O’Donnell Babich said in a Facebook post that she will open a new shop in the fall at 16th and G streets.

She once operated a critically well-received but short-lived pie shop at 12th and F streets that closed in 2008.

At the time, she acknowledged the closure was an “agonizing decision.” But O’Donnell wanted to devote more time and energy to her family.

Along the way, since closing her shop, she sold pies at East Sac Mercantile.

The new shop, which is being designed as O’Donnell Babich wants it, will have a temperature-controlled dough room.

The space will also include limited indoor and outdoor seating and a selection of locally made ice cream.

But the real draw will be the pastry with fruit sourced from small, local farms and heritage fruit from Gold Rush-era trees. The menu will change frequently, depending on what is in season.

Says the baker in her Facebook post: “We will offer our nourishing house-made chicken pot pies and quiches in addition to our sweet menu items; and, as before, will be making our chocolate cream, coconut cream, and butterscotch banana cream pies as a complement to our fruit pies, galettes, tarts and cakes.”

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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