At the age of 12, Angela Sims made her first dessert: a lemon-meringue pie for her mother, who hadn't been feeling well. As soon as she saw the smile that spread across her mother's face with each bite, her passion for baking was born. Sims would go on to spend hours in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother, learning that baking desserts is less about mixing together ingredients than it is about connecting with other people.
Sims took that lesson to heart when she founded Desserts by Angie. Originally based out of a home, the bakery was forced to expand to a larger factory once word got out about its delicious cakes, pies, and cupcakes. Whether she’s accommodating regular customers, wholesale orders, or catered pie fights, Sims continues to bake according to her "Momma's" recipes, which call for no preservatives and made-from-scratch everything.:m]]
A wave of pastel hues washes over the walls of Lauren Alexandra's two elegant boutiques, where baby and maternity specialist Pamela Dicapo has been outfitting infants, toddlers, and their parents with upscale accessories since 1994. Newborn essentials—stuffed animals, baby-talk translators, and blankets from brands such as My Blankee and Little Giraffe—share colorful shelf space with apparel from European clothiers such as CakeWalk and Catimini. The shops brim with a bevy of accouterments, and Pamela's passion for all things baby-related extends beyond her store. She and her supporting crew travel to parents’ homes to cultivate domestic comfort with professional room design services, harnessing their decorating finesse to help parents select soothing, kid-friendly wall treatments, furniture, and carpet.
With sonorously soaring aerialists, seamless integration of modern-dance choreography, and harmonious orchestration, Symphonic Quixotic embodies a sensory experience invoking the classical elements of fire, earth, wind, and water. Quixotic Fusion's bombastic performances defy classification as the gravity-defettered dancers twist and fly to the beat of modern mixes before a hypnotizing video composition like so many raver leaves grooving in gusts of trip-hop winds.
The menu at Sully’s Pub & Grille tames fierce appetites by exposing them to an imaginative menu of sandwiches, burgers, and entrees. Satisfy gastronomic cravings with the bacon-crowned Tenderloin Magnifico ($8.99), whose porky portion shares a warm pretzel bun with globs of melted cheddar and homemade Horsey sauce. Thanks to a slick of marinara and the cover of melted provolone, the hoagie-cushioned meatball grinder ($8.99) easily sneaks into unwary stomachs to search for any recently swallowed contraband, and the Idaho Wrangler ($8.99) one-ups the traditional burger by piling a heap of onion-haloed mashed potatoes atop its A1-glazed patty. The Brinner Plate ($5.99), which caters to breakfast fans by letting them eat it for dinner, chaperones eggs and bacon as they traverse the gravy-flooded terrain of waffle fries.