Pie After Dark
: No, it isn't some kind of unholy soft-core Cinemax flick based in a bakeshop: It's a chance to get to know Tara Gould, the owner of P Is for Pie
, Audubon Park's source of peanut-butter cuties, Mason-jar cobblers, and stubbies of Stumptown cold-brew. Pie and cake may sound like frivolous matters, but excellence counts for Gould — last year, she told us, “We strive for perfection with everything we offer. That may sound simplistic, but P Is for Pie was founded for the sole purpose of providing scratch-baked, classical American desserts with a modern Southern flair. Everything is made in-house. Although our menu changes regularly, we do our best to have our customer favorites available every day. If someone requests something and it’s in season, we’ll bake it for them. All they have to do is ask.” The P Is for Pie After Hours
is tonight (TONIGHT) 5-7 p.m.; click for address and other details.
The Lovely Boutique Market
, near Park Ave CDs on Corrine Drive, has been telling us that their grand opening is in February, but they've been open since just after New Year's Day and frankly, sales are already rockin' over there so we don't feel like waiting to tell you about it. The large, airy space hosts vintage clothing, housewares and jewelry stalls from several well-known local dealers, including Postmarket Vintage
, Audubon General, Newfangled Modern Market
and many more. Perhaps you need to do some shopping before your pie experience tonight?
Whisk and Bowl
owner Karen Manfredi wrote to let us know that she will be relocating her shop to Charlotte, North Carolina, and closing
her East End Market space by the end of January or mid-February. Sad news for APGD, but good news for bargain hunters: All of her lovely bakeware is on sale at 25 percent off. As we noted last year's Best of Orlando editors picks
, Whisk and Bowl is Orlando's "Best Place to Make Your Kitchen Look Like Downton Abbey," so that discount is happy news for anyone looking to level up their baking game with the good stuff.