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  • Lunch, dessert served at The Pie Hole

  • Ruby Gibbs has always been known for her cooking, especially when it comes to her yummy desserts.

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  • Ruby Gibbs has always been known for her cooking, especially when it comes to her yummy desserts.
    “My daughters have always said that I was good at making pies,” Gibbs said. “I’ve also made the frozen dessert pies that were really good.”
    Now, after a little prodding from her daughters, Gibbs is sharing her talent for dessert-making with the Girard community. Since Oct. 1, The Pie Hole at 209 S. Ozark has offered Gibbs’ famous pies, as well as various other lunch-menu items. The restaurant is owned by Gibbs’ daughter, Suzie Gallea, who said it took a little convincing to get her mother to sign on to the deal.
    “My mom is such an excellent pie maker and I just wanted everyone else to have the opportunity to see just how great of pies she can really make,” Gallea said. “My sisters and I kept telling her that we should open a restaurant.”
    The Pie Hole is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. While Gibbs’ desserts are the main attraction, the restaurant also serves sandwiches — served on buttery croissant rolls — soups, pasta salads and homemade chicken pot pies. Root beer and orange floats are also popular.
    “We try to be a little different than everybody else,” Gibbs said.
    For those who can’t make it into the store, Gibbs said they do accept pie orders.
    A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. today.
    Gibbs said the restaurant has been picking up steam since its opening a few weeks ago.
    “Every day it gets busier and busier,” she said. “I have a lot of friends who love pies and there was no place to go to get a good pie.”
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