PK's Lauren Bowne remembers her grandmother, the namesake of her and husband Jon's business:
Pearl was the quintessential Jewish grandma. Her food was always the best part of the week. We'd go straight to the cookie jar and take out some mandel bread, then she'd make us chicken soup with matzah balls, and stuffed cabbages -- those foods represent home for me.
Our own German-Jewish grandmother (Oma) was never satisfied with the amount of food we ate. Even if we cleaned our plate, to her it just indicated that we needed more. And that's a tradition we wouldn't mind having evoked by new friends on the street.