Good news pie lovers, Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits is opening a long-awaited second location. Scheduled to open in May, the shop will occupy 4947 N. Damen Ave. in Ravenswood, the former Dolce Casa café space.
The menu will mirror the one served in Logan Square, with a similar assortment of seasonal pies and biscuit sandwiches in addition to new pastry items previously only served as specials. These include whoopie pies, hand pies as well as biscuit sandwiches tailored to the neighborhood. Year-round favorites, such as the key lime pie and pot pie, will also be available.
"I definitely want people who are familiar with Bang Bang to feel welcome there," owner Michael Ciapciak says. He also is looking forward to welcoming a new crowd of customers, with the help of his head baker and lead cook, who both live in the area.
The expansion follows shop's most successful year in business since opening in 2012. The new location will be nearly twice as big as the original, with seating for 34 at a bar, communal table, bistro tables, and lounge in front of a fireplace. It will also offer familiar "funky" touches, including hardwood floors, exposed brick, and tin ceiling. "We've had an extraordinary amount of opportunities in various neighborhoods over the years," Ciapciak says. "But none of them felt like Bang Bang."
DNAinfo first reported the expansion.