Repeat winner of the National Ice Cream Retailers Association?s Blue-Ribbon award, Maggie Moo?s combines fresh ingredients and mix-ins to create uncommon frozen desserts. The evolving array of iced treats includes such options as strawberry-bubblegum ice cream, pink grapefruit sorbet, and chocolate-fudge low-fat yogurt. Dozens of mix-ins upgrade the texture and decadence of ice-cream cones and come standard in such delicacies as frozen cakes, cupcakes, or pizzas. Though dessert pizzas resemble their baked brethren, Maggie Moo?s substitutes marinara for red icing, adds white-chocolate curls in lieu of cheese, and swaps the delivery boy for the neighborhood Wookiee.
Chefs at Bait Cafe marinate and grill entrées such as chicken shawarma and New Zealand lamb chops to create light, fresh Mediterranean meals. They also blend fresh bowls of hummus to pair with soft pita bread, and stack chicken kebabs on plates with falafel and couscous. On the red walls of the dining area, golden scrollwork unfurls in swirling shapes that mimic the steam rising from cups of strong Turkish coffee and the honey-coated flowers that sprout when you plant pieces of baklava in your garden.
New racers get two races to use on the same day and a monthly license; those already holding a license receive three same-day races. During races, Bowman go-karts zoom around one of three tracks at up to 35 mph, the same speed as an underachieving cheetah.
Diora Restaurant's Uzbek chef transports diners to the Great Silk Road with a menu seasoned with the spices, rich flavors, and culinary history of Uzbekistan. Sample five kinds of kebab grilled over an open fire, such as the ground shish kebab ($9.98) or the savory fish kebab ($9.98). Steamed manti, two pillowy dumplings stuffed with lamb or beef ($7.99), float swiftly from mouth to plate like jittery clouds, and chefs fry tabaka chicken on hot black stones before dousing the juicy poultry in a tomato-herb sauce ($9.98). Diora Restaurant lavishes its dining room with red carpets, white tablecloths, and floor-to-ceiling mirrors ideal for subtly checking out the back of a date's head.
One part bowling alley, one part laser-tag arena, and one part sports bar, eSkape Entertainment Center helps guests settle scores with friendly competition before burying rivalries with a post-match toast. Dozens of high-tech bowling lanes aid players’ pursuit of turkeys with electronic score keeping, customized bumper bars, and instructional videos on how to high-five. A dimly lit laser tag course arms players with a phaser gun before sending them in pursuit of the most dangerous game. Partiers can pass birthday parties or bar mitzvahs at The Arena, a party center designed to look like a nightclub with dance floor, neon-lit bar, and sequestered booths with leopard-print seats.
In between strikes, sharpshooting lessons, or surprise parties, guests can refuel with grub from GrillWorks, eSkape's in-house sports bar and lounge, nibbling on fried cheese curds, pulled-pork sliders, or slow-roasted baby back ribs. Attendants can deliver orders directly to each lane, saving bowlers from having to tide themselves over with bites from defective pins.