Katie Pie and Son's

Kate Vacca, left, with sons Peter, middle, and Joseph moved her restaurant from one end of Columbia to the other to begin fresh with all three involved in the family business.

From upstate New York to Columbia, Tennessee, Kate Vacca and her family have decided to make Southern Middle Tennessee their home, bringing with them some of their family’s most sacred recipes and sharing them with Maury County.

“If you’ve ever visited upstate New York, there are diners everywhere. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, so I started serving,” she said of her restaurant beginnings. “I served for about 8-9 years before I opened my own in my hometown.

Chris Yow has served as the managing editor for the Trussville (Ala.) Tribune and, most recently, the Spring Hill Advertiser News. He has worked as a sports editor and has covered high school sports in different capacities for 18 years.

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