Today I cleaned out the stocks of pies from the Waltham area. The five biggest pie shops were targeted, with a total of 84 pies being collected. Still waiting to hear how the area managed with reduced pie numbers. Still also waiting to hear how the Christchurch Art Gallery felt receiving a free lunch* from an anonymous donor.

With help from some pie-loving photographers, the images below were captured.

*At this point, it should be made clear that monies from The Christchurch City Council's Community Arts Development Fund have been used for this project

Pi Day is coming

Thanks to RDU radio for this review:

Fuel for Active People:
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Funny, I used to live in Richmond.

Leons is the café directly across the street from the main gate of the condemned and now weed-infested stadium. A prime location for a food eatery if gigs were still happening as they were in its heyday. The surrounding 4 square blocks are a cluster of used car sales lots.
Tenants obviously live within the large building onsite, or maybe the multi-chambered flat has always housed the business owners.

Everything is cooked on site, except for the pies
Leons is normally a busy lunch spot with attractive food that you can eat either out front on the footpath or on the deck space provided out back with a fantastic view of the ghost fans in the stands.
Sport memorabilia is hanging around on the walls of this place.

I’ve seen several people working here, at least four. I have a feeling Mum is a tough English-speaking Chinese descendant, while all the family have strong Kiwi accents.
I heard the tall son yelling back from the kitchen; mum was criticising him for having not attended me when I walked in and waited no more that 20 seconds.

There were maybe 12 pies in the case. Quiet for 12:30pm with just 3 other guys coming in during the 5 minutes I was there. I’ve seen it busier on a previous surveillance.

I took away a Steak and Cheese pie for $4.00 and rendezvoused with a man in the botanical gardens across town. We sat on a park bench talking pie as he ate.
He found it slightly red and buttery inside, while non-greasy to the touch. Enjoying the flakiness and real melted cheese, he said it was well worth the cost.