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The Parker Pie Company Is Local, Fresh, and Homemade

By Elisha Neubauer

Twelve years ago, The Parker Pie Company opened its doors in the back of the quaint Lake Parker County Store. What was once a small pizza shop has turned into a brand, a lifestyle for those in the West Glover area.

The idea to open The Parker Pie Company came from friends looking for a place to come together for good food, good beer, and a good time. While it didn't start with the intentions of being a business, the company has humble beginnings. The owner of the Lake Parker Country Store lived in the attached house, which created a hang-out spot of sorts. The concept grew, until it eventually moved into the store and became a place for everyone, not just friends, to hang out and be social.

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We offer a very casual atmosphere," Marisa Trevits, General Manager, said.

The eatery has an outdoor area complete with hula hoops (donated by Peace, Love, Hoops from Hardwick) and a small playset for kids. The restaurant operates on bar service, which means seating is first come, first serve. All orders are taken at the bar, with food brought out, and cleared, by servers.

"Sometimes our wait times can be upwards of an hour plus but I think giving people space and good beer to pass the time is key for a happy visit," Trevits said.

More than just a restaurant, The Parker Pie Company offers a small art gallery in their front dining room. The art displayed rotates in a show-format, curated by Liz Nelson and containing work of multiple mediums from local artists. Most of the work featured in the show is available for sale.

When it comes to the menu, The Parker Pie Company offers more than just pizza. The menu features a variety of sandwiches and appetizers, with salads crafted from the freshest local ingredients. In addition to these delightful edibles, the eatery features a revolving beer menu with both Vermont brews and the best fermented beverages from around the globe.

"I think we keep our menu interesting without going overboard, trying too hard," Trevits said. "Local, fresh, and homemade, all the things that make for a delicious pizza."

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Elisha Neubauer is a freelance editor, ghostwriter, book reviewer, and author. She is...

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