Happy Birthday, Le Cupcake Shoppe

The miniature cupcakes offered at this charming shop include nontraditional flavors — such as stuffed fluffernutter and shamrock shake.

Photo courtesy Le Cupcake Shoppe


If ever there was a place to quell a craving for sweets without going overboard, it’d be Le Cupcake Shoppe. The list of miniature cupcakes offered at this charming shop exceeds expectations and includes nontraditional flavors — stuffed fluffernutter and shamrock shake, for example. It’s fitting that this hot spot for birthday treats is hosting its own bash tomorrow in honor of its debut last October. Snag some samples, take part in the raffle and tote home a box of small sweets. You’ve earned it.

(109 Capital Ave., Brookline; event Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 412/254-4295, lecupcakeshoppepgh.com)
— Kristina Martin, PM Associate Editor

Tuscany may be miles away from Pittsburgh, but Pino’s co-owners Jen and Joseph Mico bring the flavors of the Italy to you with their monthly wine dinners. This Sunday, chef Joseph Mico will serve a four-course meal, including oxtail soup and maccheroni with duck ragout, while Jen will pour wine that complements each dish. Make sure you call ahead to reserve your spot at the table, and if you can’t make it this Sunday, keep an eye out for updates about the November event.

(Pino’s Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 6738 Reynolds St., Point Breeze; Oct. 6, 2-4 p.m.; advance registration required; $55 per person; 412/361-1336, chefpino.com)
— Mahala Scott, PM Editorial Intern

The next time your stomach roars during one of your “House of Cards” viewing marathons, don’t get off the couch. Just call Happy Bellies to bring you piping-hot fare. Simplifying the art of ordering food, Happy Bellies supplies a list of 10 participating eateries — including Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina and Yuva India —  and gives you the freedom to choose whatever dish you want from those places. Place your request by phone or online, and expect a smiling delivery person to arrive at your door.

(Happy Bellies serves most East End and central neighborhoods; $5 minimum order, $30 maximum order and 15 percent service charge added on total bill; 412/709-6959, happybelliespgh.com)
— K.M.

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