Tuesday, October 26, 2010
An afternoon at the Texas Pie Company...
My brother Mat and I just checked in with Spencer Thomas, blues musician and piemaker extraordinaire, and chatted with him about music, our fair city of Kyle and his vision for the future. Spencer is hosting a Halloween party at the Texas Pie Company on October 30 where his band, the Spencer Thomas Band, will be playing from 9pm to midnight.
Spencer hopes to feature live music at Pieco on a more regular basis. Kyle, a small town in Hays County that is growing by leaps and bounds (it has quintupled it size between the 2000 and 2010 census), doesn't have much of a night life, but all three of us agreed that should definitely change. My brother and I are members of the Chamber of Commerce, and one thing we've learned about our wonderful new hometown is that it's made up of businesspeople who are young and want it to grow.
I told Spencer that when I first considered moving to Kyle, the only thing that kept showing up consistently on Google search engines was Pieco, and he seems genuinely thrilled that his little restaurant is so well known in these parts (as well as the rest of the world). Pieco is a bit of a Mecca for pie lovers all over Texas, much in the same way that nearby Lockhart is a Mecca for Texas BBQ.
I also informed Spencer that within two hours of posting my article on him and his restaurant, nearly 100 people from all over read it. This blog has garnered a bit of a cult following in places such as India (thanks to my dear friend Sid Trehan of The Audiophile Network), so if Spencer suddenly finds a bunch of Indians making the pilgrimage to his store, he'll know why!
If you're anywhere near Central Texas on October 30, make it a point to hear Spencer's extraordinary band and eat some of his extraordinary pie! I'll be there as well, digging his unique brand of Texas rhythm and soul. Once again, the Texas Pie Company is located at 202 W. Center, right in the heart of downtown Kyle.