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Dessert Spot

Pichet Ong’s latest venture, Dessert Spot, opened last Wednesday on St. Marks in the East Village. I had a chance to stop in yesterday, and luckily I was hungry. I should start by saying that I was not a big fan of his last place, Batch. The concept was great, but I felt the desserts [...]

by on November 21st, 2009

My new favorite breakfast is the cinnamon raisin bread from Orwasher’s. I first passed this Upper East Side bakery on my way to a gym class, and even though I was trying to be good, I walked out with a loaf of bread. Little did I know how lucky I was to get it! Every [...]

by on August 23rd, 2009
It Really is Sweet

Just a quick note to share my new favorite bakery in New York City, How Sweet it Is. This bakery opened their retail store around the same time as Amai (October 2007), and I finally had a chance to visit it this week. I had met one of the owners, Beth Pilar, previously at a [...]

by on March 28th, 2008

Batch is a new asian-inspired bakery by pastry chef Pichet Ong, owner of P*ONG, the more upscale dessert establishment located next door. I have heard rumors about Batch floating around for awhile, and was very excited to hear that it finally opened this week. Batch is my style of a bakery. It has a casual, [...]

by on March 23rd, 2008
Another Year

Hello again and Happy New Year! My 2 month absence from Lovescool has been due to long days spent making tea and cookies, counting cash registers and cleaning floors at the new store. I have been working 18 hours a day, 7 days a week, but now that the holidays are over things have quieted [...]

by on January 8th, 2008
After Dinner Dessert

I usually eat my sweets around 3pm, but four new dessert bars scheduled to open at the end of April may encourage me to wait until after dinner. Three are from trendy, famous pastry chefs and one is by an unknown proprietor who is dedicated to chocolate. I admire them all, and always applaud the [...]

by on April 24th, 2007
Dessert Week ’06: Sweet Melissa

After eating cake, scones, and peanut butter bars at Baked, we needed to work up an appetite for our next stop on the Brooklyn Bakery tour, Sweet Melissa Patisserie. We walked 1.6 miles between the two locations, taking us from the slightly rundown area of Red Hook into the more wealthy and established area of [...]

by on October 11th, 2006
Dessert Week ’06: Baked

A trendy bakery that lives up to the hype. Good pastries, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Worth going to, even if it is a bit out of the way.

by on October 5th, 2006
Secret Cookie Shop

A new cookie shop without a name in the East Village

by on January 6th, 2006
Swiss Family Spr√ľngli

Chocolate in Switzerland is a family affair

by on September 29th, 2005

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Lovescool is the documentation of a journey to discover what sweet things are out there, why people love them so much, and perhaps what it takes to start something new.

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An interest, that turned into a blog, that turned into a career. Kelli Bernard is now the owner and baker of Amai Tea & Bake House.

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