Newport Dispatch: An Amazing Night of Music

  Newport Dispatch, October 25 2013 WEST GLOVER — A dusting of snow sits on the cars parked outside Parker Pie. It’s cold, and everyone is reminded of winter. Inside, it’s warm, and people sit around sipping beer or wine, feasting on what is arguably the best pizza around. A soulful voice fittingly sings Bob [...]

Yankee Magazine: Town of Our Dreams

Yankee Magazine January/February 2013   We’ve all seen those “Best Places to Live” and “Best Places to Retire” stories; they almost always focus on abstractions that you can’t truly touch: crime rates; per-capita income; employment rate, and so on. No doubt important factors determining where people live–but that’s not what we went looking for when [...]

Serious Eats: 6 Vermont Craft Beer Bars To Visit During Fall Foliage

Photograph: Corin Hirsch Up here in Vermont, the nights have dipped down into the 40s, the first fires have been lit and the leaves are just starting to turn. Any week now, we’ll welcome waves of foliage groupies who will chase the cascading rainbow of mahogany, burnt orange, and gold from the Northeast Kingdom all [...]

Green Mountain Pizza: In search of transcendental pizza along Vermont’s hippie trail

“…Started five years ago by partners Ben Trevits and Cavan Meese, the Parker Pie Company was an instant sensation, a back-country treasure that locals guarded jealously. And with good reason. Parker Pie’s pies are the product of a conventional electric pizza oven – not the imported wood-burning ovens preferred by pizza snobs – but they [...]

Food Network Magazine Announces America’s 50 Best Pizzas

The Green Mountain Special Pizza isn’t usually among the top reasons to visit Vermont’s breathtaking Northeast Kingdom. But hidden away in the mountains, across from a dairy farm, is this unexpected gem, serving pies that are quintessentially Vermont. The Green Mountain Special comes loaded with local apples, sharp cheddar and bacon, and a drizzle of [...]

The town that food saved

Parker Pie Company, West Glover: My family doesn’t eat a lot of pizza, but when we do, it’s always at Parker Pie. Situated in the back room of a general store in the town of West Glover (population about 500), 30 minutes north of Hardwick, Parker Pie has become a local’s gathering spot of some [...]

Parker Pie sandwich in Every Day with Rachael Ray

WEST GLOVER, VERMONT THE SPOT: The Parker Pie Company (161 County Road, 802-525-3366) smacks of rustic charm. Locals pack the place (situated across the street from a dairy farm) on Thursday evenings, when folk and bluegrass bands often perform. THE SPECS: The beloved Bayley, Bartlett and Bacon Sandwich ($6.50) is made from ingredients produced within [...]

Parker Pie Featured in The Art of Eating

Reprinted with Permission of The Art of Eating Magazine Ben Trevits is the partner in charge of cooking; he grew up in Glover and received a degree in culinary arts. (Cavan Meese, the other partner, came up with the idea for the business. His parents produce maple syrup in Glover, selling at the Union Square [...]

New York Times: Vermont’s Highways of Snow

…“This is still one of the last open areas,” said Merle Young Sr., a fifth-generation resident of West Glover who jokingly chides flatlanders, or non-native Vermonters, who come into the store. “We’re not squished in by urban sprawl.   “The Northeast Kingdom is what it is.” And nowhere else do businesses like the store rely [...]

Rodgers asks board to consider opening roads to ATVs

Resident and local legislator John Rodgers asked the selectmen to consider opening all roads to ATV traffic. Many residents and constituents have complained to him about being ticketed by the game wardens for running around about town on their four-wheelers, Mr. Rodgers said. “I would like to be able to drive over to Parker Pie [...]

Parker Pie in the Philly Inquirer

“Waltzing Bear Farm was harvesting its basil crop hand-over-fist just to keep up with demand from Parker Pie, the pizza place going gangbusters behind the country store.” –Philadelphia Inquirer Aug. 16, 2007

First Mention in the Philly Inquirer

“It is, counterintuitively, wonderful pizza – the crust snappingly crisp, the flavors of the Margarita style (crushed plum tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan, fresh garlic and basil) savory and balanced and, it pains me to say it, equal to or superior to 90 percent of the pies in Philadelphia.” –Philadelphia Inquirer August 31, 2006