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Pie Bar's Newlywed Game

Pie Bar's Newlywed Game
By: Lauren Bolden, Owner, Pie Bar

Valentine's Day is here, which means love is in the freakin' air.
I love love, no matter the time of year, but I wanted to give some of my favorite couples a bit of the spotlight to celebrate St. Valentine!

In true Newlywed's Game fashion, I interviewed each person separately, to ensure that one person's answers were not swayed by the others. This project brought me so much joy and I think as you read on you will start to see each person's individuality and why their partner loves them!

I hope you fall in love with these couples just as much as I have. If there is anything we need more of in this world it is probably more cowbell..but if that isn't an option, second best is more love.

Couple # 1: Sally & Jim
Lauren's parents and total cuties. 
What is your relationship status?
Sally: Happily married for 36 years.
Jim: Happily married.

How did you two meet?
Sally: At a nightclub.
Jim: At Alhambra's Nightclub in Newport, Rhode Island. 

What was your first impression of one another?
Sally: That he was married with kids and was cheating on his wife. He was too good-looking to be single.

Jim: *laughs* Really good-looking and tall.

(side note: he was not cheating on his wife. He had no wife, but according to my Mom..if you're hot and go to nightclubs in the 80's..RED FLAG.)

What do you think is your partner's favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Sally: Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie.
Jim: Peanut Butter Cream.

What is your favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Sally: Coconut Cream Pie.
Jim: Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie.

Assigned Celebrity Couple Name: Jally 
 
Couple #2: April & Jabrea
April is Pie Bar's Kitchen Manager and a baking queen!
What is your relationship status?
April: Basically married.
Jabrea: Together and getting engaged soon.

How did you two meet?
April: Tinder.
Jabrea: Online, my freshman year of college.

What was your first impression of one another?
April: He was quiet, but he seemed to really love my cat, Charlie.
Jabrea: We clicked really well and were texting all of the time. I would screenshot our texts and send them to my friends to show them how much we had in common.

What do you think is your partner's favorite Pie Bar Pie?
April: For sure Chocolate Chess.
Jabrea: Chocolate Chess.

What is your favorite Pie Bar Pie?
April: Chocolate Chess.
Jabrea: Chocolate Chess.

Assigned Celebrity Couple Name: Jpril

Couple #3: Abby & Patrick
Abby is Pie Bar alumnus and requested I let everyone know that this is not their baby.
What is your relationship status?
Abby: Friends..and he is my boyfriend of 8 years.
Patrick: She is my partner. Our relationship would be considered very serious.

How did you two meet?
Abby: Working at Rock City Gardens at Lookout Mountain.
Patrick: We met at work.

What was your first impression of one another?
Abby: He was handsome but I couldn't quite pin him down so I wanted to get to know him better.
Patrick: She was very funny.

What do you think is your partner's favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Abby: Blueberry Crumble warmed up with vanilla ice cream!
Patrick: Brown Sugar Chess.

What is your favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Abby: Brown Sugar Chess.
Patrick: Bourbon Chocolate Pecan.

Assigned Celebrity Couple Name: Pabby 

Couple #4: Dan & Joe
When I think of a Power Couple, it is these two!
What is your relationship status?
Dan: Happily married with kids..and tired.
Joe: Married like old people sitting on the porch thinking "get off my lawn" while solving problems together in the world.

How did you two meet?
Dan: We met on Facebook through a mutual friend. 
Joe: Facebook. I was bold and sent him a message.

What was your first impression of one another?
Dan: He was hot AND smart..a great combination! He was also confident in himself but not arrogant.
Joe: He was adventurous, family-centered, and a bit haphazard.

What do you think is your partner's favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Dan: Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie.
Joe: Toss up between Peanut Butter Cream and Salted Peanut Butter Cup.

What is your favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Dan: Peanut Butter Cream 
Joe: Chocolate Chess..Cinnamon Buttermilk..Brown Sugar Chess..and Spiced Oatmeal Cookie. Also probably Mocha Cream once I try that one.

Assigned Celebrity Couple Name: Jan

Couple #5: Vivian & Brian
Vivian is Pie Bar's General Manager and literally keeps us all alive.
What is your relationship status?
Vivian: Engaged and getting married this spring.
Brian: Engaged.

How did you two meet?
Vivian: Through FSU marching band. We both played the saxophone. 
Brian: Through marching band in college.

What was your first impression of one another?
Vivian: *giggles* He was really weird but in a good way. He was a goofball. 
Brian: She was super sincere and very nice. She was also quiet. 

What do you think is your partner's favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Vivian: Blueberry Crumble or Brown Sugar Chess.
Brian: It changes periodically but I think currently it is the Chocolate Chess.

What is your favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Vivian: During peach season it is Rustic Peach Crumble Pie. Outside of peach season it is Chocolate Chess Pie.
Brian: Brown Sugar Chess.

Assigned Celebrity Couple Name: Brivian

Couple #6: Jamie & Nicholas
Nicholas is Lauren's oldest brother and currently our parent's favorite child.
What is your relationship status?
Jamie: Happily married.
Nicholas: Going strong.

How did you two meet?
Jamie: We met in college at a friend's house party. He insisted on driving me home, even though I lived just across the street.
Nicholas: We met at a house party.

What was your first impression of one another?
Jamie: He was really sweet and a gentleman. He was really easy to talk to.
Nicholas: She was very beautiful.
What do you think is your partner's favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Jamie: Bourbon Chocolate Pecan.
Nicholas: Peanut Butter Cream

What is your favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Jamie: Peanut Butter Cream Pie.
Nicholas: Blueberry Crumble.

Assigned Celebrity Couple Name: Jicholas 

Couple #7: Cat & Alison
Cat is a Pie Bar baker and Alison is Pie Bar alumnus!
What is your relationship status?
Cat: Dating.
Alison: I have been taken for 7+ months..so dating.

How did you two meet?
Cat: At Pie Bar.
Alison: At Pie Bar.

What was your first impression of one another?
Cat: She had really great taste in music.
Alison: She was the coolest person I had ever seen and everyone at work was telling me that I would be excited to meet her.

What do you think is your partner's favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Cat: Brown Sugar Chess.
Alison: If we are choosing from the regular Pie Bar menu, it is the Bourbon Chocolate Pecan. If it is a Vault Release Pie it is the Chocolate Banana Cream.

What is your favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Cat: Chocolate Banana Cream.
Alison: Brown Sugar Chess.

Assigned Celebrity Couple Name: Ali-Cat 

Couple #8: Lauren and Cody
Duh.
What is your relationship status?
Lauren: Obsessively married.
Cody: Married.

How did you two meet?
Lauren: In middle school during a steel drums class. The music brought us together.
Cody: In middle school.

What was your first impression of one another?
Lauren: He seemed so much older and mature...like he was 14, when really we were only 13.
Cody: Pretty nerdy.

What do you think is your partner's favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Lauren: Cinnamon Buttermilk.
Cody: Brown Sugar Chess.

What is your favorite Pie Bar Pie?
Lauren: Key Lime.
Cody: Traditional Buttermilk.

Assigned Celebrity Couple Name: Lody 

Happy Valentine's Day to you & yours!