With the twinkle lights wrapped around each lamppost and a fine dusting of powder resting in every store window, the blocks surrounding 50th and France have been transformed into the kind of high-end holiday shopping scene you'd find inside a snow globe. Suburban ladies browse the Le Creuset selection at Sur La Table. Holiday brides go from boutique to salon with gaggles of girlfriends. Yeasty, fresh-baked smells are wafting from the doors of Breadsmith. Everyone is fighting for a good parking spot. So imagine my surprise when I strode confidently up to the much-buzzed-about Pig & Fiddle and yanked on the door only to have... More >>>