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Iron Horse Cafe and Pie Shop featured in new book

The Iron Horse Café and Pie Shop in Three Forks is featured in the recently released book "100 Things to Do in Montana Before You Die."

In the book by Missoula-based author Susie Wall, the restaurant is listed under the heading "Eat Dessert first at the Iron Horse Café and Pie Shop."

Known across the Gallatin Valley as the Three Forks Pie Lady, owner Jamie Taylor had no idea the business would be included in the book until hearing from the writer.

"It was super cool. The writer had been in the restaurant, but she didn't really publicize herself. Getting an email from the writer that said here you are in this published book, not this book is going to be published, it was pretty exciting," said Taylor. "We are listed as number 18 out of 100, so we are pretty close to the front of the book, which is exciting too."

Taylor plans to have signed copies of the book at the restaurant and said they will hopefully host an event with the author closer to the summer.

"It's fun to get the surprise that people are writing and talking about you. It's sort of a bigger deal than I realized. I feel like I just come to make pie every day, but apparently, it's way more public than that," Taylor said.

Jamie Taylor plans to have signed copies of the book at the restaurant and said they will hopefully host an event with the author closer to the summer. Courtesy photo.

In January, Jamie and her husband, Parker Taylor, celebrated the sixth anniversary of owning the business located at 24. S. Main Street.

Jamie said it has been an awesome experience owning the business.

"We got our brand out there, and it was no longer just the Iron Horse. We added the pie shop, and the pies were becoming the focal point of the restaurant. Things changed dramatically for us. We found a niche that wasn't anywhere else. Perkins had closed in Bozeman, and there wasn't anywhere else to get pie the way we make pie, so we made pie the focal point of the restaurant," she said.

After people started coming from across the Valley for pie, Jamie also found they began to enjoy the full menu.

"People were like, and they sell food too. They come for the pie, realize the food is just as good and made from scratch," she said.

Later this week, the Iron Horse Café and Pie Shop will be celebrating "Pi Day" on Thursday, March 14.

Jamie said they will have many different pies for sale. Specials for the day include buying "3" slices of pie and getting "1" "4" free. The restaurant will also offer a $3.14 discount on all whole pies.

"100 Things To Do In Montana Before You Die" is available through the book's publisher, Reedy Press, at https://www.reedypress.com/shop/100-things-to-do-in-montana-before-you-die/. It is also available at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/100-Things-Montana-Before-You/dp/1681065150.

 
 
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