Yes, They Really Serve Waffles

And we really served pies!
June 2010

The Waffle Shop is a neighborhood restaurant that produces and broadcasts a live-streaming talk show with its customers, operates a changeable storytelling billboard on its roof, and runs a take-out window that sells food from countries engaged in conflict with the U.S.  The shop is a public lab that brings together people from all walks of life to engage in dialogue, experimentation and the co-production of culture. The project functions as a classroom for students from Carnegie Mellon University, an eatery, a TV production studio, a social catalyst, and a business. Our customers are our funders, audience and participants as we film during open hours, inviting interested patrons to express their unique opinions and personalities.

In June, The QT Pi(e) Project hosted a talk show at The Waffle Shop.  We invited our Pie Luck participants to come and talk about their thoughts on local foods.  We polled the audience’s pi memory and interviewed a few audience diners about their food sourcing beliefs.

We also wore ridiculous ties to look “professional!”

Cookspeak was the regularly scheduled segment before our tv time slot.  The host, Tom Totin, is an experienced cook who invites guest to talk about a wide variety of food stories.  For this particular episode, he interviewed a former, real life astronaut!  Space ice cream definitely entered the conversation.

QT Pies for sale!

That concluded our bit of Sunday morning fame.

Once again, for the whole QT Pi(e) story, check out the blog:

www.qtpieproject.wordpress.com

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