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Hop on down to the Three-Legged Hare

The Three-Legged Hare’s grand opening this past Saturday

LANSDALE-Walking into the Three-Legged Hare, the aura immediately illuminates your energy. The soft, live guitar music, along with the smell of freshly baked brioche buns, lifts you right off your feet. Sandra McCabe, the owner of this homemade German pie establishment, perky as can be, welcomed me right at the door. 

After getting to talk to McCabe, I understood where all of those positive vibes had come from. 

Starting off her career as an attorney, McCabe quickly realized her creative soul didn´t fit her occupation. 

“It didn´t quite fit the creative drive or interest I had and I´ve always baked with my mom everywhere,” McCabe said, admitting her mom was another part of her journey.

When deciding where she would attend school, she had thought about culinary school, but she leaned off of that idea, thinking this would help her. 

McCabe had decided she was going to stop being a lawyer for multiple reasons. Her passion for baking had quickly grown to something more than extraordinary.

“I can’t explain it, it’s a need to do something with my hands for a creative outlet. For me, that outlet is food, for someone else it might be art or painting, but for me it’s food. I was also just tired of working under people and for people, I needed to have something of my own, and I made mistakes, but those are my mistakes to learn and grow from,” McCabe explains, giggling under her breath. 

Although McCabe did go through problems, this popping business definitely paid off for it. She had to go through culinary school, working at multiple different bakeries, and the only thing that actually got her here was a call of luck.

“I literally almost didn’t make it here, but I got a call one day after sitting down, getting ready to close my business because I didn’t have any place to go, and someone said, hey we have a place,” McCabe said.

The name, The Three-Legged Hare, came from a real-life bunny, but McCabe says this bunny was not just any bunny, and that was a whole challenge in itself.

“His name was George. People think that all bunnies are cute, but George was like a dog with three legs. He had pouches, he would run to meet you, and he was just glowing. He was a very different bunny. And that’s where the name came from. My products are very different and out of the ordinary,” McCabe said. 

Getting people to try these products is a challenge, but they are good at the endpoint after you get there. I tried these pies myself and I thought they were all delicious. Here are all the pies, ingredients, and ratings. 

The Bunza Pie

This pie includes ground beef, flour, cabbage, onion, Colby jack cheese, butter, milk, sugar, egg, olive oil, salt, yeast, and black pepper. The Bunza is a brioche bun with a ground beef mixture in the middle. My rating is 8/10 for this one.

The Picinic Pie

This pie includes flour. Butter, provolone cheese, spinach, ham, salami, roasted red pepper, sour cream, garlic clove, olive oil, and salt. The Picnic Pie is a butter crust with a sandwich-like middle. This one tasted just like a sandwich so I give it a 9/10.

The Humble Spinach Pie

This pie includes spinach, flour, unsalted butter, feta cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano, goat cheese, egg, water, green onions, cilantro, dill, olive oil, white distilled vinegar, salt, nutmeg, black pepper, milk, wheat, and egg. I give his one a 7/10. 

My overall experience was a 10/10. Everyone there had great vibes, energy, and open arms. 

You can check out the restaurant on 1213 Walnut Street, or visit their website, The Three-Legged Hare.

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