Earlier this month, when Gonzo food cart pulled up stakes from the lot outside Base Camp Brewing Co. and headed to pedestrian-friendly Southeast Hawthorne, brewer/co-owner/cart-wrangler Justin Fay knew he had a big hole to fill.
Lucky for him, he knew just whom to call: Pacific Pie's Sarah Curtis-Fawley and Chris Powell. (When Fay and his construction crew were building out the brewery, they'd often break for lunch at Pacific Pie.) The duo already have two restaurants in Portland, but they were looking to branch out into cart territory with their savory and sweet hand-pies. So on April 2, the couple will debut their first ever cart at the brewery, where they'll team up with the KOi Fusion cart to feed hungry drinkers.
Curtis-Fawley says to should expect an abbreviated version of the Australian pie shop's regular menu — things like pasties (meaty and veggie), sausage rolls, and salads. But she also hinted at a few new items exclusive to the cart: hand-cut French fries with sausage gravy, a beef stout pie made with Base Camp S'more Stout, a selection of fried sweet hand pies, seasonal fruit pie slices, and ice cream by the scoop or à la mode.
The the cart will be open during Base Camp's regular hours, from 11 a.m. to midnight, Thursday through Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. And just because it's a cart doesn't mean it won't have happy hour specials. Pacific Pie will offer deals on eats during the same hours that the brewery offers deals on drinks, which includes one on Monday that lasts all day long.
Meanwhile, as the Pacific Pie cart gets up and running, the Bunk truck has been filling in every day this month except Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Base Camp offers year-long leases to two food carts each year, staggering the leases so a new cart rolls in about every six months.
sneak preview of our newest project...stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/7FQKbiv1V2— Pacific Pie Co (@pacificpieco) February 13, 2015