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WestCoast Entertainment announces winners of local Waitress Pie Contest

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

This cherry pie from Rockwood Bakery was the winner in WestCoast Entertainment’s local pie contest, held to promote the musical “Waitress” which is coming to Spokane in December. (Adriana Janovich / The Spokesman-Review)
This cherry pie from Rockwood Bakery was the winner in WestCoast Entertainment’s local pie contest, held to promote the musical “Waitress” which is coming to Spokane in December. (Adriana Janovich / The Spokesman-Review)

Rockwood Bakery takes the cake.

Make that pie.

“It Only Takes a Taste, Cherry Pie” from Rockwood Bakery is the winner in WestCoast Entertainment’s Waitress Pie Contest.

The winner – which I helped select, as one of the five pie contest judges – was announced Friday afternoon. Judging took place at the First Interstate Center for the Arts on Thursday morning.

Rockwood Bakery entered a traditional sweet-tart cherry pie with quite possibly the perfect crust.

Second place went to Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops, which entered its Deep-Dish Cookie-Crust Apple Pie. Judges were wowed by its rustic beauty and height.

Cole’s Bakery and Cafe came in third with an entry it dubbed Pie-gasm. It was described as “apple pie with a twist” and featured a graham-cracker crust, caramel drizzle, rich and creamy topping, and more.

The contest helps promote “Waitress,” which will be staged in December. “Waitress” tells the story of Jenna, a waitress who enters a baking contest and discovers it’s all about “what’s inside.”

Other judges were: Caroline Flynn of KXLY, Sarah Carleton of the Gather and Savor blog, Dan Hansen of STCU, and Jack Lucas of WestCoast Entertainment.

Rockwood Bakery is at 315 E. 18th Ave. Spencer’s is at the DoubleTree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Court. And Cole’s Bakery and Cafe is 521 E. Holland Ave.

On the web: www.wcebroadway.com.

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