How far would you go to determine the best pie in the Highlands?
For Warren Dobe he’s going to run 400km.
Mr Dobe aims to visit all 26 pie shops listed on the official Southern Highlands pie trail, and complete the list before the two-day Pie Fest on June 23 and 24.
He will run about 400km throughout his journey, and will write articles about his experience on his travel website Sling Adventures.
Mr Dobe, who has based himself in Bowral for the next two months, has ticked 10 pie shops off the list so far.
His reviews include the distance he ran to get from Bowral to the pie shop, the amount of time the pie took from the kitchen to his plate, a review of the pastry and filling, the cost and whether the shop has an additional charge for sauce.
“Most people think the Southern Highlands is Bowral. It’s about getting to know the smaller towns like Robertson, Exeter and Sutton Forest,” Warren Dobe said.
Once Mr Dobe has visited all 26 pie shops, he will write a summary article and provide a ranking of the best pies in the Highlands.
Mr Dobe’s visit has coincided with the annual Pie Time celebrations.
“I think it’s a good way to promote the area and a good way to get people out and about,” he said.
“It draws on the foodie culture that exists in the Southern Highlands. I think it’s a good promotion as a foodie destination.
Mr Dobe said the pie trail was a good way to expose tourists to smaller towns in the shire.
“Most people think the Southern Highlands is Bowral. It’s about getting to know the smaller towns like Robertson, Exeter and Sutton Forest.”