Nick Bishop (who had 30+ years in global advertising and marketing communications), thought it was a great idea to open a pie shop in West LA.
He and his partner, Geri Chua approached their friend - Chef Joe Youkhan, (a Food Network "Chopped" Champion), and asked him to help.
Besides Joe's repeated advice to not go into the restaurant business, and the fact Joe didn't like the pies he tasted, he took the challenge to "make a pie that he wanted to eat".
What Joe didn't like about the pies he tasted was the lack of flavor(s), the toughness of the meat and the pastry.
No-one takes 3 days to make a pie. Except us.