PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — Soon, you'll be able to have a pint with your pie.
New sweet shop Little Buttercup is set to open up at 446 Rogers Ave. between Lefferts Avenue and Lincoln Road "early next year" with plans to serve beer and wine with its desserts, according to owner Alison Pels.
“It’s my first business and I'm very excited,” Pels said in an email. “The building is about to get underway and my baking team is already testing pie recipes.”
Pels applied for a wine and beer license for Little Buttercup this week with Community Board 9, but did not get approved or rejected by the board due to the meeting being postponed. The State Liquor Authority must ultimately approve or deny the license.
The shop is not the only one in the area to mix sweets and alcohol recently.
The two-woman team behind Smorgasburg favorite Butter & Scotch, Keavy Blueher and Allison Kave, are working to open their first brick-and-mortar shop on Franklin Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Union Street in Crown Heights.
Blueher and Kave originally hoped to open the cocktail and dessert shop this summer, but the location was still under construction late last month, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.
A third alcohol-infused dessert spot is already up and running in nearby Prospect Heights. Spirited, whose owner describes the venue as a “dessert speakeasy,” opened this summer on Vanderbilt Avenue and Bergen Street, serving “tipsy desserts” like chocolate whiskey pecan pie and Drambuie and honey spice apple Bundt cake.