Monthly Archives: November 2012

who’s down with bbp (bike basket pies)?

I am about 2 weeks late in posting this recap of Natalie’s pie dough workshop that happened here on November 14th, but this is actually perfect timing to announce two more pie workshops we added for December 5th and 12th! Naturally, the class on December 5th is sold out already, but we’re totally open for December 12th. Look how much fun this group had! Sign up here.

beer, bourbon, and bbq

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. My family came up from LA to spend a few days with me, and they spoiled me with love and attention and lots (and lots and lots) of food. Thanksgiving was crazy and perfect in the best way and it was just what I needed for my first day off in 16 days. I was so sad when they left that I immediately booked a ticket home to visit them for Christmas. I miss them.

But enough that of mushy gushy stuff. Back at the shop, Alyson Thomas‘ show, Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ, is up until December 8th so come and get it!

My favorites are the cut paper pieces she framed in these super rad shadow box things (apologies for the lack of art jargon, since I am but a rube). $250-$300.

These 6 x 6 cocktail diagram watercolors have been a huge hit on the interwebs. They’re mounted on wood tiles and look so good hung together in a cluster. $100 each.

For the meat lovers out there, Alyson’s got you covered. Country Ham + Glass of Bourbon and Ribs + Floss. 8.5 x 11 original watercolor and ink paintings, framed and archival matted in 11 x 14 frame. $150 each.

And, of course, booze.

There’s more where all this came from. No, really, there’s more. In the store. So come by, they’ll be up until December 8th!

two years

We celebrated the shop’s second anniversary last Friday. I didn’t expect it to be the vortex of emotions that it was. Anniversaries seem to call for reflection on where you were the year before, and the year before that, and my life is so dramatically different from when I first started the shop that I couldn’t help but be overcome with feelings. Lots of feelings. Feelings leaking out of my eyes.

{flowers from a friend}

It comes down to gratitude, mostly. I was simultaneously so humbled and so proud (contradictory, but somehow accurate) to see everyone who came out to celebrate with me. I don’t know how else to describe it other than to say it meant so -fucking- much. I told myself I’d be happy if it ended up just being a party with my close friends, but tons of folks—customers, neighbors, old friends, new friends, internet friends—took the time on a busy Friday night to stop by, give me a hug, and cheer me on. The night was a blur, but I remember all of you who showed your faces and I thank you. I am at your feet.

It’s been a trying year in myriad ways, to put it mildly. Life happens and the road down which I’m being steered is pretty wild. No doubt I’m a motivated and ambitious lady, but nothing has propelled me forward this year quite like fear. And I’ve learned no bigger lesson than to know that fear, when paired with action, can be a good thing.

Look at me, growing.

I have hardly any pictures from that evening of anything or anyone. It’s actually kind of nice since it forces me to rely primarily on my sparkly, happy memories of which I have plenty.

{photos swiped from Katie Hintz-Zambrano and Kate Koeppel}

I did make damn sure to get a photo of me and Danny Bowien though, which was a highlight of my night. I like to pretend he showed up specifically for the party, but he seemed more to have wandered in out of curiosity. I’ll take it. I kept things pretty cool until he came back later with a bottle of Booker’s, at which point I fangirled big time. I’m a weenie.

Two years! I’m doing it. I’m nowhere near done, but I’m doing it.

 

november events

Happy November, friends!

I hope everyone is safe and well.

We’ve got a pretty exciting week ahead of us, don’t we? Tuesday is obviously a huge day (I voted early! *high five, up top*) but after that is what I’m sure you’ve all really been waiting for. Check out our upcoming events.

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Pot + Pantry’s 2-year Anniversary Party!

Friday, November 9, 2012

6-8 PM

 

Pot + Pantry is 2 years old!! We’ll be celebrating our anniversary with an opening reception for ‘Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ’, a series of new works from Alyson Thomas of Drywell Art, on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 pm. There will be complimentary food (Sneaky’s BBQ!) and beer brewed especially for the occasion. Come!

Read more about Alyson and the show here.

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Pie Dough Workshop with Natalie of Bike Basket Pies

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

7-8:30 PM

Learn how to make an amazing pie crust with Natalie Galatzer of Bike Basket Pies at Pot +Pantry!

Fee of $40 includes all the ingredients, the dough that you’ll make in the class, a Bike Basket Pies recipe booklet so you know what to do with that dough, and a pie dough blender so you can make more at home! Limited to 10 students. Tickets are available here.

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Thanks for reading! See you soon.

xo,

Donna