Monthly Archives: May 2019

Seafood Champion Spotlight Slapfish’s Chef Andrew Gruel

Chef Andrew Gruel bootstrapped his casual, all-sustainable seafood eatery Slapfish, quickly growing it from a food truck to multi-locations in Southern California and growing. His goal: to get as many people as possible eating the right types of seafood. We sat down with Gruel to find out how Slapfish came to be, his unique approach to seafood, and his 3 simple rules for…

The Power List: Andrew Gruel at Slapfish

NRN presents The Power List, our annual list of the most powerful people in foodservice. The Ones to Watch on the list will be responsible for bold headlines covering everything from new innovative concepts to turnarounds of major brands. Andrew Gruel, founder and executive chef of the fast-casual fish spot, has felt the pull of both the ocean and the restaurant world…

The Pie Hole expands into wholesale, namesake menu addition selling well

“We have a thriving online delivery business and a steady catering business, so it made sense to start selling our pies wholesale to expand to new markets,” said The Pie Hole co-founder Sean Brennan. “Thanks in part to Pie Holes, we saw double digit growth on our year-over-year sales during.…

The 6 Best Restaurants on Hollywood Boulevard

Hidden among the iconic Hollywood landmarks of Hollywood Boulevard are a handful of excellent restaurants you won’t want to miss, like The Pie Hole. There are classic pies, like apple crumble, along with inventive, seasonal pies like maple custard and the Cereal Killer, plus there are savory pies, too…

The Pie Hole Gains Power

The Pie Hole is strengthening its hold on the dessert industry. The Pie Hole makes busy pies. Pies that have a lot going on. Pies that desire a voice, that have something to say other than, “I’m a dessert.”