July 18, 2010
Polish Hill is a small neighborhood nestled on the steep hillside between the Hill District and the Strip District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is situated just a few minutes away from the activity of downtown, but you’d never know with the front porches and doorsteps lining the quiet, residential streets. Polish Hill boasts some of the best views from its hill tops. At one time a mostly Polish neighborhood, Polish Hill now has a diverse population, whose members range in age from one to one hundred. Quelcy is a new addition to the diverse neighborhood of Polish Hill, so it seemed especially fitting to bring The QT Pi(e) Project to the scene. There was just one snag: bureaucracy.
Having barely made it up the steep hill of Dobson Street and made one lap around the art festival, we were shut down, stopped, thwarted, closed for business. We understood the reasoning- no food license or registration to show for our wagon pie mobile- but it still hurt. Luckily, our good friends at Lili Coffeeshop let us hang on their corner for a bit. We found some of our friends, and our counter culture pies and ice cream hit the spot!