As we begin the new year we wanted to take some time to look back on 2013.  We have some sweet memories from the past year that we will cherish forever.  2013 was a busy year for our bakery, but there are some major “wow” moments that come to mind.

Last year we were named Retail Bakery of the Year by Modern Baking magazine.  The magazine cited our successful family history and dedication to the craft of baking, effective marketing and community involvement as deciding factors in the competition.

Also in 2013, USA Today named Three Brothers Bakery one of America’s Best Bakeries as did The Daily Meal.  With more than 6,000 retail bakeries in the United States, we were thrilled to be recognized!

Our bakery was also named to The Knot’s “Hall of Fame” thanks to all of your votes and sweet reviews.  The Knot inducted wedding professionals and businesses across the United States who have won at least four “Best of Wedding” awards in a row since 2007.  We thank all of you again for your voting and reviews and helping us make sweet memories.

Thank you so much for all your votes! You made this happen for us!

In 2013, Nylon magazine was sweet enough to add our pumpecapple piecake to its list of “The Most Mouth-Watering Places to Order Your Thanksgiving Dessert From.”  If you haven’t tried our delicious pumpecapple piecake, you’re missing out!  It’s three layers of cake with three pies baked inside each.

We were also mentioned by Bon Appetit on Yahoo! Shine as one of the Best Pie Shops in the U.S.! We were thrilled to be listed on all of these lists for best in America! There are so many great bakeries out there!

Besides winning awards, our bakery also introduced wooden pie boxes for a cause this past year.  These traditional wooden pie boxes make it easier for us to mail our award-winning pies around the country.  Each box is individually handcrafted through its partnership with the Woodworker’s Club of Houston and the charitable organization 2 Xs Toys.

Not only are these beautiful gifts, but they are helping a wonderful cause.

The Three Brothers Memorial location turned one in February 2013.  This was our first expansion after Hurricane Ike and we’re pleased with the decision to open in Memorial.  The neighborhood has proven to be a supportive area with a nice mix of residential, medical and business populations.  In 2013, we also announced that we would be opening a third location on Washington.  Construction is now complete, and we are looking forward to serving in that area!

This past year was a great one with many memories.  We’re looking forward to everything this new year has in store for us and know it’ll be just as sweet as last year!