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Finally, a grab-and-go pastry shop that's open past sundown! (Till 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, to be precise, and till 9 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday.) No offense to this city's mom-and-pop doughnut shops — we still love you. We just need some variety, and Piccione Pastry, brought to you from the family behind Butler's Pantry, happily provides while quelling that craving for some kind of sweet fried delight. As the sole specialty-dessert dealer in the ever-expanding Delmar Loop restaurant district, Piccione effectively corners the market with an impressive modernized selection of cannoli, cute and colorful Italian cookies, cakes and more. Velvety chantilly creams, pretty little pastries and rum-soaked cakes make up items on the menu developed by executive chef Martin Lopez, who proudly showcases both his Italian and Mexican roots with his food. Stop by for some cannoli "Chips & Dips" after a movie or show, or have dinner elsewhere and save room for coffee and dessert.

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