Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club will be rolling out displays teeming with eggs, waffles, seafood, and even stuffed pork loin and prime rib during upcoming brunch feasts held in the club’s dining and lounge arena. Epicurean adventures launch at the smoked-salmon station, which also enlists the services of capers, eggs, and bagels. Cajun boiled shrimp burst with spice, and deviled eggs consult a PR firm about rebranding themselves “non-satanic eggs”. Fill up on gumbo prepared with either seafood or chicken and sausage, or head to the omelet station to whip up an eggy delight.
For three decades, friendly fashion experts at Ruth's have helped clients piece together eye-catching new outfits and flattering wardrobes suitable for all seasons. Shoppers protect themselves from chilly breezes or prepare for big interviews with jackets and blazers in a variety of cuts from designers such as Damee and Erin London. Shoes from brands such as Daniel Green, Vaneli, Easy Street, and Trotters combine high fashion with comfortable design, whereas designer jewelry and sunglasses from Hugo accentuate ensembles with a hint of sparkle. For a casual look, shoppers can pick up a few graphic tees emblazoned with adorable cats or flashy fleur-de-lis, both exact replicas of what Louis XVI wore on his days off.
Zoë's Boutique stocks apparel by brands such as Gypsy Junkies, Lucca Couture, and Vintage Havana at two locations. Shoppers can also find handmade jewelry and Minnetonka boots embellished with beading or leather fringe. The shop's 401 East Texas Street location also carries men's apparel: flannel shirts, skinny jeans, and Saints T-shirts are just a few options.
Café @ Artspace, a center celebrating a variety of artistic disciplines, serves up a menu of café-style lunch fare. A tomato-soup cup ($5) or bowl ($7) preps stomachs for a spring-citrus salad ($7), which mingles mandarin oranges and fresh berries with toasted pecans and poppy-seed dressing, or a turkey reuben sandwich, a turkey pastrami with silken folds of swiss cheese, kraut, and dijon mustard ($7.50). The shop's sandwich masters embrace customers' artistic visions with The Open Mind ($7), which lets one construct a mouthwatering masterpiece from the choice of breads, meats, spreads, and garnishes. While enjoying a slice of icebox pie ($4) or other daily dessert, diners can take advantage of free WiFi to web surf or practice mouse-click sonatas.