The Fourth of July may have come and gone, but businesses in Briarcliff Manor kept the spirit of the red, white and blue front and center for an Americana-themed First Thursday Night Lights.
Businesses along Pleasantville Road stayed open late Thursday and offered locals specials, samples and discounts as part of the monthly series organized by the village's Chamber of Commerce.
, the , , , , , , and all handed out pie samples to locals throughout the evening as part of a pie-baking contest.
When the ballots were tallied at the end of the evening, Wondrous Things received the most votes—beating out Good Food Owner John Chambal by three.
Erlin Campbell's homemade pies with almonds earned Coldwell Banker third place.
Winner Donald Borho was ecstatic when the news was announced. His store's entry in the contest, he said, is a product made by a Pennsylvania woman.
"It has a chocolate and popcorn crust," he shared.
Inside the unique "pie," which is sold in a pizza box, the filling is even sweet with ingredients like popcorn, pretzels and white chocolate. The pie retails at Wondrous Things for $19.50. An oreo version is available for $22.50.
Borho's added touch to the pizza pie may have just secured his victory—"a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top," he revealed.
The First Thursday Night Lights series continues August 2 with an "" theme from 5:30 to 8 p.m.