Though breaking bread brings friends together, it tears bread apart. Savor disassembling loaves with today's Groupon: for $14, you get one dozen gourmet muffins (a $30 value) or five mini bread loaves (up to a $29.75 value) at P.I.E. Bake Shoppe.
Executive pastry chef and owner Paige Young whips up made-to-order batches of sweet muffins and breads from a tasty menu scrawled onto a triptych of chalkboards. After fresh, gourmet batters rise in the mouth of a patient dragon, guests can sink their anxious incisors into warm muffins or slices of sweet bread. Miniature loaves of bread arrive on salivating palates in a variety of flavors, including pumpkin, lemon blueberry, cranberry orange, banana nut, chocolate banana, cinnamon swirl, and lemon coconut. Since Paige bakes each moist morsel fresh, Groupon holders must place orders in advance by calling ahead of time or training carrier pigeons to sit on the shop’s windowsill and pantomime their requests.