Pies on Wheels – Acme Pie Co.
Sol Schott has found a way to successfully mingle two of his passions: baking and bicycles. Last fall, the Douglas Park resident parlayed more than 20 years of experience as a pastry chef into the launch of Acme Pie Co., an Arlington-based wholesale and retail baked-to-order business.
A competitive off-road cyclist, Schott delivers his baked goods to area markets and bicycle shops for customer pickup. “It was a natural association,” says the baker, who rents kitchen space at Twisted Vines on Columbia Pike. “I bake nearly every day and ride my bikes every day and know the shop owners.”
The 10-inch pies ($32 each) are balanced for sweetness and combine complementary ingredients in a terrific flaky crust. I recommend the sour cherry with strudel topping, although the pecan with Belgian chocolate is the top seller. Pie selections change with the season and reflect the harvests of local farms and orchards. Pickup points include Revolution Cycles in Clarendon,
Papillon Cycles in South Arlington and Westover Market. Acme Pie Co., 202-215-3063, www.acmepieco.com