The ice-cream churners and pastry producers at The Sweet Spot delight patrons with a myriad of homemade ice-cream flavors, made-to-order milkshakes, and freshly baked cupcakes. An icy glass tundra houses creamy concoctions, beckoning sweet-tooth jaws to descend to the floor in awe of traditional ice-cream flavors such as rich chocolate or fresh strawberry, as well as inventive taste creations, including cotton candy and tropical Caribbean. Gaggles of milkshake gulpers can choose the ice-cream flavor of their liking to morph into a thick and creamy milkshake, sating liquid appetites and exercising long-lost spaghetti-slurping skills. Festooned in bright colors and mounds of sugary frosting, a parade of cupcakes pleases a plethora of cravings, with flavors such as bubble gum and carrot cake, each perfectly shaped to be enjoyed without a fork or to be hurled at insolent garden gnomes.
Pair up with a pal or loved one for an escape to the quaint and sunny L'Aroma Café, where skilled baristas steep imported teas and steam espressos with the level of care seen among ex-plumbers in belt shops. Glass-top tables fog up under mugs of freshly brewed drip coffee and espresso concoctions, and teas sourced from Sri Lanka fill the air with scents of jasmine, spiced chai, and mango. Other beverages range from hot chocolate and chai lattes to zesty apple cider, and L'Aroma can serve any coffee drink on ice, decaffeinated, or in a miniature replica of the local water tower. Fresh pastries and other desserts beckon tongues from behind the café's glass counter. French macaroons wave-down taste buds with buttercream icing and tea bread spells out invites with apricots and pecans.
J. Anthony’s eclectic maritime menu dishes up fresh seafood and ceviche alongside a land-trotting troop of appetizers, burgers, and poultry entrees. Hand-breaded daily by a merry band of loaf-armed chefs, J. Anthony’s fried seafood entrees include an 8-ounce catfish filet and its hulking jumbo shrimp sidekicks ($7.29) as well as a Mexican-inspired medley of fish tacos ($6.49) and seafood enchiladas ($7.99). Fresh campechana invites taste buds to a rollicking deep-sea soiree with a cocktail's worth of delectable fish, shrimp, oysters, crabmeat, and octopus ($5.99 for a medium, $9.99 for a large). Diners can fix fangs into a variety of bun-ensconced beauties bursting with meat, fish, shrimp, and oysters ($3.29–$6.89), or gather ancestors, acquaintances, and peg-legged parrots for one of J. Anthony's colossal family feasts ($12.89–$25.99).