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Holy Roller hosts pie-eating contest Tuesday to benefit SAFE

Matthew Odam

Raising money for a great organization while watching famous chefs gorge themselves on pie? Sounds like a win-win situation. Chef Callie Speer’s irreverent comfort-food spot Holy Roller (509 Rio Grande St.) hosts a pie-eating contest tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. to benefit SAFE (the organization that has joined Safe Place and Austin Children’s Center). Attendees can purchase tickets to bet on their favorite chefs, and the money from the raffle and from food and drink specials will go to SAFE.  Those holding tickets from the winning chef will have a chance to win prizes from Neon Jungle’s Evan Voyles, Yeti and more.

So, who’s gonna be making a mess of themselves? The contestants include  Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, Tyson Cole (Uchi), Shane Stiles (Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew), Philip Speer (Bonhomie), Laura Sawicki (Launderette) and more. Complete roster of pie eaters and more details on Facebook.