The dough wizards at Papa John's hand toss circular masterpieces with original and thin crusts made from high-protein flour to support warm bouquets of toppings. Hand-cut produce crowns all of Papa John's pizzas, mingling with the sun-soaked sweetness of sauce made from fresh, California-grown tomatoes. By adhering to its brand promise of "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's grew from a back-tavern pizzeria into more than 3,500 restaurants within three decades' time, or the amount of time it takes to grow a single pizzeria from a small seed.
Stepping inside TJ?s Pizza transports patrons back to the '50s. Red booths span the black-and-white checkered floor, and pink and blue neon lights run across the walls. A jukebox plays tunes while guests grab slices of pizza topped with broccoli, grilled chicken, and jalape?os. The chefs? extreme pizza creations include a double-cheeseburger pie and a spaghetti pizza. The chefs also cut their own french fries and fry mozzarella sticks in vegetable oil.
Aromas of chopped herbs, tomato sauce, and fresh dough drift through the dining area with servers carrying platters of steaming gourmet pizzas for ravenous guests to divide among themselves. A jukebox fills the dining room with crystal-clear melodies, which contrast with the music performed at other restaurants by shy snails with violins.
Anytime from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 or Sunday, December 5, families can embark on 25-minute hayrides through the woods and pastures of Harris Farm. As you travel over the scenic Reedy Creek, gorge your eyes on area wildlife and cute farm animals as you chat with Santa himself about wish lists, cheerful holiday memories of yore, and the universal appeal of Seinfeld -themed stocking stuffers. Bring home some seasonal spirit by getting your photo snapped with St. Nick (an additional $5) or picking out the perfect evergreen from the farm's Christmas-tree lot.
Warm-hued walls hung with the work of local artists lend Bebe's Burritos & Cantina a cheerfully casual ambience in which to dine on zesty, belly-warming Mexican cuisine. Fresh haddock fish tacos, sweet potato burritos with jack cheese and scallions, and chicken enchiladas smothered in mole sauce are just a few specialties. Patrons can sip margaritas and draft beer as they dance to the music of local bands or take advantage of the cantina's complimentary Wi-Fi.