Founded in 1983, the first Marble Slab Creamery pioneered the technique of making and mixing ice cream on a frozen slab of stone. The fresh, frozen treats proved immensely popular, and led the company to expand into more than ten countries. Every nation has its own set of flavors and recipes, but the basic technique remains the same: mixing ice cold cream with delicious flavors, including cookie dough, mango, and dark chocolate.
Of course, the ice cream makers provide more ways to enjoy their treats than just in a cone. Customers can also get shakes and ice cream cakes.
Dairy mavens at Zero Degrees Ice Cream handcraft more than 40 ice-cream flavors daily, and then pepper their creamy depths with fresh chunks of fruit and chocolate morsels. Scoops splash across homemade waffle cones, and cakes and cupcakes beat out ice sculptures of The Thinker as eye-nabbing frozen centerpieces.
Texas Pound Cakes and More's bakers specialize in large orders, deftly baking pound cakes, cupcakes, and cookies by the dozen from scratch. Their signature creation is the sour-cream pound cake?fluffy and moist?but they offer plenty of other flavors: 7 Up, red velvet, butternut, and chocolate, to name a few. They adapt their cake recipes for cupcakes such as the signature vanilla white cake cupcake and a signature decadent chocolate cupcake with a chocolate gauche and real chocolate pieces. They also offer a range of cookies, from classics such as oatmeal and chocolate chip to Texas tea cakes?fluffy biscuits without too much sugar that pair well with a hot cup of coffee, also called Texas cookie sauce.
Donna and Ashley, a mother-and-daughter team, coif hair and beautify nails at Your Look Salon & Spa. Along with the rest of their team, Donna's and Ashley's?hair and nail services go far beyond color-correction,?ranging?from haircuts and highlights to human hair extensions and mani-pedis.
Whether at the local farmers' market or neighborhood grocery store, Mrs. Melody is always on the hunt for fresh ingredients. Her method for grocery shopping, as well as baking, comes from her childhood in southwest Louisiana. Paying homage to the women who taught her to cook, Mrs. Melody follows family recipes to craft more than 10 types of made-to-order cake pops. She flavors the two-bite nuggets with Bailey's Irish Cream, lavender flowers, Mexican vanilla, rosemary, and other bold ingredients. Beyond cake pops, she prepares salty butterscotch pretzel See-Saws, sweet-potato loaves, and cupcakes. Mrs. Melody also takes requests for items not on the menu and prepares special treats for holidays and milestones such as baby's first cavity.
The chefs at Kerbey Lane Cafe have spent decades combining locally sourced ingredients to craft a menu brimming with eclectic breakfast fare, Mexican-tinged entrees, and rotating seasonal dishes served all day long. Batter craftsmen flip stacks of Kerbey Lane's signature homemade pancakes ($2.99–$5.39), dressed up in a full wardrobe of adventurous flavors including gingerbread, apple whole wheat, vegan, and crushed velvet. The SoLa enchiladas pack tortillas with portobello mushrooms, spinach, and cheddar-jack cheese under a downpour of your choice of sauce ($7.99). Groups can scoop through an appetizer of the Kerbey queso ($8.09)—guacamole blanketed with queso and pico de gallo and served with tortilla chips for dipping and flinging at open-mouthed dinner dates.