Piebird will open in the spring at 5304 Butler St. in Lawrenceville. It's to be a dessert-focused pastry shop from Jason Thomas of E2 and Annalee DePaoli, his business partner and wife. The Kickstarter is less than $2,000 away from the goal. Click here for the video.
If you have ordered dessert at E2 in Highland Park, you have tried Ms. DePaoli's desserts, such as salted caramel crostada or flourless chocolate cake with cocoa nibs as well as some of these desserts, pictured.
Before she started her own business about four years ago, she had been working under Susie Treon at the Cafe at the Frick as well as Big Burrito. She earned a culinary degree at Johnson & Wales in Providence, R.I.
Piebird will start as a commercial kitchen, where customers can order and pick up desserts. As things progress, they will consider offering coffee or eating in.