Delicious Day's talented owners and sandwichsmiths craft a diverse menu of healthy sandwiches inspired by flavors from around the globe. The mediterranean chicken-salad sandwich slathers chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, and peppers in a feta-cheese dressing, and the jalapeño-turkey BLT corals oven-roasted turkey, smoked bacon, and pepper jack cheese between slices of jalapeño bread for a rodeo of flavors that’s spicier than a Tabasco-themed cabaret show. To create the seafood-salad sandwich, chefs toss shrimp and Alaskan crab in an ocean of seasoned mayo before mooring it betwixt bread. Simple sandwiches brim with Angus roast beef, sausage with peppers and onions, or peanut butter and jelly, each boasting bookends of white or wheat bread or a sandwich roll. Guests can also ensconce any simple sandwich in cranberry-pecan bread or jalapeño bread at an additional cost. Wash down bites with an array of drinks and munch on chips to loudly send a message to potato neighbors who refuse to mow their lawn.
Back Yard Burgers serves up North American Black Angus burgers hash-marked to order on genuine flame-licked grills. Third-pound patties dress for dinner with lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, dill pickles, and a condimental trio of ketchup, mustard, and mayo ($3.59). Or gussy up for patty prom with premium add-ons such as coleslaw, chili, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, and more ($0.35–$0.60 per topping). The grill masters also flip the first white meat, prepping Hawaiian chicken sandwiches with grilled pineapple, mustard, mayo, and lettuce ($4.09). Away from the flames, feel free to enjoy a loaded baked potato ($2.79) and a wide range of pairable plates such as chili cheese fries ($2.59 for regular size), garden salads ($2.19), and sweetly baked fruit cobblers ($1.99).
Corky's menu lets you bite into smokehouse wings ($7), a Delta catfish sandwich with fries ($8), a full slab of wet and dry ribs with two sides ($19.50), a barbecue-stuffed spud ($7.50), and other sure cures for the blues, as well as certain strains of the purples and lycanthropy. Corky's offers family meals that serve three to four people and include a pound of meat, two sides, and buns, rolls, or corn muffins ($16 for a barbecue pork meal, $38 for two slabs of ribs). You can also create your own combination for $16.50 by choosing two sides (fried okra, spiced apples, corn on the cob, and more) and three meats (such as fresh pulled pork shoulder, smoked sausage, barbecue chicken, beef brisket, hot tamales and chili, and Southern fried catfish). Corky's offers lunch specials starting at $6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the workweek.
As a child, CeCe looked forward to her family’s summertime trips to North Carolina, where she could reconnect with faraway relatives over cookouts. One of her fondest memories from this time is making homemade blackberry ice cream with her Grandma Ruby. Years later, CeCe would look back on these days with nostalgia; she dreamt of opening a business that would bring families together over a tasty summertime treat.
In 2008, her dream became a reality with the opening of Sweet CeCe’s. Like wig salesmen to the Constitutional Convention, families flocked to the self-serve frozen-yogurt shoppe, where they could create their own desserts from dozens of yogurt flavors and toppings. The small shoppe got so popular that CeCe franchised the business. Today, families in 11 states can create sweet memories within the sherbet-colored walls of a Sweet CeCe’s.
Amerigo’s executive chef Stephen Ward maintains a healthy rapport with local farmers to source fresh ingredients, which fill the eatery with the aromas of garlic, basil, tomatoes, and polenta. The Nashville Scene has lauded his efforts to work with area agrarians, and Amerigo also received the 2009 Diner's Choice award from OpenTable. In the bustling kitchen, chefs pull pizzas from the rippling-hot waves of a brick oven, where pickled onions cook into molten feta from Tennessee-based Bonnie Blue farms. Gluten-free and wheat pastas as well as ravioli and tortellini stuffed with smoked chicken and crab swim in a range of house-made sauces, and the complex earthy scent of cedar wood mingles with the aromas of fresh fish. The wine list brims with local elixirs and wines from Italy, which clink together in glasses with the soft jangling of robots playing Twister.
Each of the Monkey Joe's bounce houses and fun parks located in 17 states draws its inspiration from its eponymous mascot. Legend has it that the furry purple monkey discovered bouncing by accidentally falling out of a coconut tree, and he decided then and there to spread the fun with inflatable bounce houses and obstacles, slides, and jungle gyms.
Kids aged 12 and younger can split their time among the inflatable play center, and toddlers aged 3 and younger seek binky-laden treasure chests in special play areas. With an eye toward sanitation, the staffers oversee regular wipe-downs with Swisher Hygiene formulas. They also host parties, where video monitoring and identity bracelets keep track of guests to ensure safety.