Blue Sheep Bake Shop's in-house bakers conjure more than 20 cupcake flavors daily, culled from a total of 50 varietals, including red velvet, s'mores, and Guinness beer. They also create giant incarnations that serve as cakes for 10 people or temporary shelters for five. The shop's truffles spring from a mixture of cake and frosting dipped in premium chocolate and sprinkled with peanuts, raspberry drizzle, or stuffed with cream cheese. Vegan, gluten-free brownies, scones, and cookies can accompany Blue Sheep's traditional desserts to corporate events or anniversaries of corporate events.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.
South Side Grille delights hungering hunger tubs with its hearty Italian-influenced comfort fare, all complemented by a lively bar and a newly renovated dining space. Begin an eating excursion with dinner menu starters such the stuffed portabella crammed with sausage, red peppers, and mozzarella and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette ($8) or the nacho supreme ($8), or snag a trifecta of indulgent flavors with a sample plate, complete with chicken tenders, fried zucchini, and fried mozzarella ($12). The balsamic chicken salad keeps poultry patrons enthusiastically stomach saluting ($8), and entrees such as the frutti di mar ($20) sate sea-based cravings without the risk of stumbling upon a snoozing Charybdis. Knock back a draft beer at the bar while catching the latest scores of the big game or live-action chess tournament, pair your ravioli with a rousing game of Texas Hold 'Em on Monday and Tuesday evenings, or meander in on a Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday night for karaoke, where you can belt out a tribute to your favorite Dewey decimal number.
Fresh-cut meats and cheeses fold into the stacked creations at Aunt Nanny's Deli—a quaint storefront that doles out thick sandwiches, breakfast platters, and ice cream in equal measure. Free WiFi blankets the casual spot, and in the spirit of community giving, Aunt Nanny's also sponsors local organizations for kids, supplying Little League and Pop Warner Football equipment and swapping out trophies for cheesesteaks.