Smokin' Jim's House of Barbecue smokes ribs, pork, beef, and chicken and dishes out its menu alongside breads and comfort food side dishes. Juicy ribs celebrate elongated barbecue arts ($11.50 for four ribs), and all-you-can-eat pork ($12.55) tests the limits of human stomachs and the world's supply of cumin. Beef brisket plates ($12.55) and half-chicken plates ($10.45) arrive with a fleet of bread and two sides, such as potato salad, lima beans, or mac 'n' cheese. Partner a tangy entree with sips of a soft drink ($2.25) or beer ($2.75 per glass or $14 for a five-person bucket), which liquidly counterpoint the savory cuisine onslaught. Diners may carry their barbecue bounties away with them, nibble fresh air on the outdoor patio, or park posteriors in the wood-paneled dining room.
Inside its quaint converted home with a shady, trellis-topped patio overlooking a yard of lush flowers, Sweet Magnolias Tea Bistro meticulously prepares tea services, light entrees, and desserts in a serene atmosphere. An expertly curated menu includes seasonal scones with devonshire cream ($4.95 for six), which complement gourmet coffees and teas ($2.99/pot). Dainty, tiered trays ($16.95/person) teem with afternoon-tea spreads of fruit, miniature croissant sandwiches, scones, and desserts. The Coach's chicken salad sandwich ($9.95) dashes across a bed of greens to punt grapes through almond salad goalposts for an extra point. Smoked turkey and walnuts join a medley of strawberries, dried cherries, and other fruits in the house salad ($9.95), and the Windsor's black-forest ham and cheese comes baked within a pinwheel pastry and served with a glistening crown of blackberry preserves ($9.95).
In 1960, brothers Tom and James Monaghan decided to get $500 together and buy local pizzeria Domi-Nick's in Ypsilanti, Michigan. More than 50 years later, the Monaghans had sold their creation, with more than 9,000 Domino's Pizzas peppering the globe from New Delhi to New York. The pizza chain's menu ranges from pizzas to pastas and boneless chicken wings, side-kicked by their bread sticks and bites, which are coated in garlic and Parmesan after being baked to golden crispiness. Since the reboot of their traditional recipe in 2009, Domino's now offers more than 27 toppings to craft a build-your-own pizza or decorate your neighbor's car.