Chef Chris Borden has sliced, diced, and sizzled up countless gourmet dishes for more than 17 years. A master of making fine food on a tight caloric budget, Borden's career spans work at establishments ranging from luxurious country clubs to diet-conscious healthcare facilities. At Fresh 'n Fit Cuisine, he's backed by a highly trained culinary team and a registered dietitian, all of whom work to make the finest meals no matter what the client's nutritional needs. Borden uses fresh ingredients, shying away from the frozen, dehydrated, or astronaut-friendly ones often used in other premade meals.
The menus rotate regularly, and meet the guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Cancer Society. After Chef Borden and his team prepare the dishes within a USDA-approved kitchen, they’ll prep them for pickup at one of Fresh ‘n Fit’s 79 area locations.
Chocolate Girl Cupcakes’ Nicole Turk—aka Chocolate Girl—pours a lifetime’s passion for baking and cooking into crafting gourmet cupcakes, cake pops, and baked goods. Without using any preservatives, she bakes her treats from scratch, in cupcake flavors such as Neapolitan, lemon, or chocolate, all topped with decadent icings. She also makes cake pops, brownies, and whoopee pies, as well as cocktail cupcakes—cupcakes infused with liquors.
Before founding Melia's Sweet Berries, Shelly Brown had a passion for culinary art. She also really enjoyed decorating. So she fused her two interests together and began designing fruity treats. Shelly's chocolate-dipped strawberries became an instant hit around town, inspiring her to open the doors to Melia's Sweet Berries. Today, the shop transforms handpicked, always-fresh berries into edible art, festooning its fruit in everything from caramel and pecans to bits of sweetened turkey bacon. Additionally, Melia's never uses additives, meaning its fruits are just as natural as the day the chicken lays them.
After praising J.R. Crickets' chicken wings, karaoke shindigs, and live music, Metromix went on to declare the late-night-dining destination a place where "[m]odern chic and good times meet." J.R. Crickets' culinary crew lightly fries or grills seafood, slathers baby back ribs in sauce, and carefully calibrates wings to three levels of spiciness. Diners can opt to take feasts to-go or kick back in the eatery, where TVs and live DJs forge an atmosphere as high-spirited as a haunted mountaintop.
It's hard to go hungry at K's Soulfood Cafe. Their chefs specialize in dishing out hearty meals served with a pair of classic sides and a corn muffin or fries and a drink. This ensures that each plate features a range of rich flavors, whether it is a slab of ribs with collard greens or whole fried chicken wings with mac and cheese. Guests can finish of their meals with sweet potato pie, banana pudding, peach cobbler, and other homemade desserts that satisfy a sweet tooth better than braces made out of licorice.
Cuisine Type: American staple
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 25–50
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Chicken wings
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Though its menu spans everything from fried shrimp to baby-back ribs, J.R. Crickets Lounge's staff isn't shy about stating its main focus: chicken wings. These delicacies come in seven flavors such as mild, medium, and hot buffalo, barbecue, lemon pepper, and teriyaki, and accompany chicken tenders or battered fish with fries in combination platters. As they indulge in the classic American cuisine, diners watch big games on Sundays or take in the sights and sounds of occasional live entertainment.