New York-style pizza and Italian-style Italian food fill the menu at Café Sicilia, a casual neighborhood joint with a welcoming feel. Served by the pie or slice, sizzling pizzas are topped with canadian bacon, mushrooms, capers, artichokes, and other standard or specialty toppings and give off the aromas of toasted crust and melty cheese. Deep dish, sicilian-style pies pack an extra hearty punch, while stromboli and calzones transform the slice into a more compact culinary vehicle.
Outside the pizza realm, Café Sicilia's chefs plate fettucini alfredo, baked ziti, tortellini, and lasagna. Kids can tuck into spaghetti and meatballs or chicken parmigiana, while parents feast on zuppa de pesce, an assortment of seafood layered in zesty marinara. Culinary expeditions conclude with tiramisu, cannoli, and plain or chocolate cheesecake.
Jessica Dixon is big on using fruit. The Baker's Delights maestro bakes bananas and strawberries into miniature loaves of sweet bread. Peaches and apples are the main ingredients in pies, caramelizing as they cook beneath buttery crusts. Many of her treats, such as pumpkin bread or sweet-potato pie, are particularly well-suited for autumn weather or food fights that don't allow sharpened asparagus. Though many of her recipes are rich in traditional ingredients, Dixon also accommodates special diets with dairy- or egg-free baked goods.
Mother and Daughter Cindy and Harley Merrill have been baking together since Harley was old enough to sit on the countertop and help her mother. At C & H Sweet Shop they continue their tradition by baking brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and pies.
Beth's Sweet Factory delights sweets-seeking customers with a selection of cakes, pies, and pastries. The chef bakes everything in her own home, and delivers her desserts all over the DFW area. She relies solely on all-natural ingredients, baking treats from scratch with fresh fruits, butter, and Mexican vanilla. Customers can order a tray of peanut-butter thumbprints, or opt for a dozen red velvet cupcakes. Or to add a little fresh fruit into their diet, they can indulge in a bowl of chocolate-covered strawberries. For weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions, elaborate custom cakes feature designs such as 3D bows, hand-piped ruffles, and favorite cartoon characters.
When frosting her signature cakes, cookies, and sweets, C. Marie’s Sweets’ professional pastry chef Christine Shulman draws on her lifetime of baking scholarship and experience. The bakery fills with the aroma of cupcakes and cakes in uncommon flavors, such as black forest with red cherries and italian-buttercream frosting and yellow cake with sweet amaretto liquor and almond buttercream. A dozen signature sugar cookies can be custom decorated with snowflakes for Christmas or Grover Cleveland's face for Presidents’ Day, and peanut-butter cookies coddle Hershey kisses. Bakery specialties include an espresso-infused tiramisu and chocolate-ganache brownies with creamy, mustache-clinging frosting.
Reaching for fresh fruits and high-quality ingredients, the pastry chefs at Moonlight Cakes create sweet, moist morsels in a variety of forms for all occasions. Beautiful wedding cakes tower skyward, dressed in decorative layers of smooth fondant, while bite-size cake balls make a tasteful addition to any sweets table or ping-pong game. Dressed in a variety of flavors, cakes appear in combos such as peanut-butter fudge, milk and cookies, and Almond Joy, though the bakery is always happy to try and meet special requests.