Some things are just too good to keep quiet. So after Marsha’s Specialty Desserts & Tierney’s Catering started crafting mouthwatering meals and desserts for friends' and family’s special occasions, they couldn’t just keep it to themselves. Thirteen years later, the family-owned operation now offers anyone the chance to taste their hearty dishes such as sweet-and-sour meatballs, spaghetti pie, california pinwheels, and pulled-pork sandwiches. The team can help feed any size party, working with clients to create a curated menu for the buffet or easy-to-handle boxed lunches for tours of the world’s ricketiest wooden bridge.
Alongside their full meals, the staff’s bakers have gained acclaim for their sculpted cakes and premium cupcakes. They offer custom creations for weddings and birthdays, but they also bake up simple circle cakes and cupcakes in flavors such as pumpkin pie, jelly donut, and root-beer cream float. Their bakers can mold the treats into fun shapes, or add in a dollop of filling to add a surprise to every bite.
N'awlins Creole Café is authentic to the cuisine and culture of the Big Easy, right down to the zydeco band living inside the soda machine. The restaurant ships in all its seafood from New Orleans, giving customers the freshest catches from the baitsmiths of the bayou. Menu items include several 6-inch po' boy sandwiches, including the classic shrimp po' boy ($8) and an alligator sausage variety, as well as traditional Crescent City jambalaya ($8.50) with chicken and hot, smoked sausage. Seafood plates (with one side, French bread, and house or potato salad) include a dozen fried shrimp or oysters ($12), and a seafood platter ($14) contains the tasty troika of shrimp, oysters, and catfish. Indecisive fleur-de-lis fanatics can opt for N'awlins Creole Café's sampler platter ($12), featuring jambalaya, red beans, rice, and the choice between gumbo with crawfish or shrimp étouffée.
Cake-Tastic's frosting-wielding mother-and-daughter team instills students of all ages with enthusiasm for embellishing baked goods during a two-hour cake-decorating party. The buttercream group package offered in today’s Groupon teaches groups of up to 20 students how to boost cakes' curb appeal with buttercream-frosting Spackle. The no-bake class furnishes each frosting neophyte with one beverage, a pre-iced six-inch round cake, and an ample supply of nozzles, cake-embellishing tools, and frosting. Instructors guide class members through basic techniques for prettying-up pastry, focusing on building skills without gobbling icing directly from the pastry bag. With each new lesson, cakes bloom with icing adornments as students get the hang of professional tips and tricks. At the end of the party, comestible masterpieces travel home with their makers in protective cake boxes to preserve delicate frosting flowers, scrolls, and Renaissance Faire miniatures.
Butterscotch pie, chocolate tarts, and toasted coconut donuts may sound like mutterings from a fever dream of a bona fide sweet tooth, but they're actually items on the menu of Maria's Bakery. Since 2010, owner Maria has been whipping up custom cakes, pies, and desserts of every stripe. She also crafts savory breads, including loaves infused with fragrant rosemary or cheddar cheese.
Inside sleekly designed Red Line Frozen Yogurt, patrons serve themselves 21 flavors of frozen yogurt, crowning frosty swirls with shredded coconut, brownie bites, and other toppings. The shop often seeks patrons' input when designing new frozen yogurt flavors.
Perched above LA Café’s bar, the polished chrome on a quartet of motorcycles reflects the light of electric blue neon into the dining room below. There’s a timelessness to the scene, which simultaneously evokes thoughts of a 50's diner, homestyle comfort, and James Dean’s rebellious charisma. But don’t get swept away by nostalgia, as the food served in this classic American atmosphere is worldly and modern—the dinner menu features baked brie and Mediterranean style penne pasta right alongside a 12-ounce center-cut new york strip steak. An array of wines join domestic and imported beers and specialty cocktails to tackle the task of ensuring that every bit of hearty fare get washed down properly. LA Café stays active in the community by occasionally organizing special events, such as summertime motorcycle rides.