The Renaissance Faire and Olaf's house in Berkeley were the home and birthplace of the Hand Pi(es). The original sign with the Hand Pi logo and menu says "Hand Pies." A "hand pie" has come to mean a small pie possibly folded or shaped. A "hand pie sandwich" is a grilled sealed shape sandwich with a toasted pattern or toasted grilled image on it.
The "Faire" had three types of 'hand pie' booths, maybe four. One was a pirogi, a baked or fried bread-dough filled 'hand pie.' Two concessions were 'hand pie sandwich' vendors. One was a "Cheeze Wiz" or classic grilled cheese, sliced tomato and fresh basil sandwich cooked in a pressed metal mold. The Brits call these round sealed sandwiches "toasties." Then there was our Hand Pi branded 'hand pies' that were made in a custom mold similar to a Toas Tite or jaffle camping grill ... all molds falling in a larger category of 'pie irons.' The fourth booth sold 'aebleskivers' or an apple filled pancake ball made with a batter on the pie iron's cousin the 'waffle iron.' My favorite waffle iron is the Korean street food 'Bung-A-Pang' fish shaped waffle maker.