December 13, 2012
Savory Simon looks a bit like Santa Claus these days, bearing on his sturdy form the effort to help Hubig's Pies rebuild the beloved Marigny-based bakery destroyed by fire this summer. The rotund mascot is showing up on gift items from silk ties to Mardi Gras beads to tile coasters, cuff links and more, in an effort to capture the pie-loving gift-giver.
The company is having a Holiday Pop-Up store Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Dirty Coast, 5631 Magazine St., selling the same merchandise as on their website: A red silk tie, red D-ring belt, key fob, Mardi Gras beads, die-cut magnets and more, in addition to T-shirts, baby onesies and aprons with Savory Simon's mug.
"We look forward to seeing our fans in person to thank y'all for the tremendous support we have received during our rebuilding efforts," the Hubig's Facebook page notes.
Lizano's Glass Haus, 3400 Cleary Ave., Suite B, in Metairie, is selling ornaments consisting of small glass pies fused to red glass rectangles, with different flavors and slogans on them, with the owners' "express permission, of course. I get questioned all the time," said Paulette Lizano. "The Ramsey Family and Simon Hubig Pie Company have been great in supporting our small family business.
Hubig's Pies, also sometimes called Hubig's New Orleans Style Pies are a brand of fruit and sweet-filled fried pies produced by the Simon Hubig Pie Company in New Orleans, Louisiana.
"They have been fun to create, especially to perfect the pie shape and all with the icing. The Ramsey family gave us two thumbs up!" said Lizano. The Simon Says... ornaments are $25 each, or three for $65. Lizano said she also will be selling the ornaments at the Arts Market of New Orleans in Palmer Park, which is operating both Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
Savory Simon is all the company has to market in this first Christmas without pies. The home page of their website says, "Many unsolicited campaigns have come to our attention; they take precious time to manage. We appreciate the attempts to help, but ask those using the Hubig's name, brand or likeness to cease their campaigns.
Adler's Jewelry is one of their partners in selling holiday gifts, including cuff links, two different ornaments, tile trivets, coasters, 24-ounce Tervis tumblers and a padded white Hubigs cell phone sleeve that fits most sizes of mobile phones to "keep them fresh and scratch free."
It looks just like the white glasine envelope in which the fried pies were sold.
And of course, it's apple flavor.