A hodgepodge of truffles, caramels, fudges, and chilly treats greets confectionary cravers and ice-cream screamers at Hilliards House of Candy. Peruse specific fine chocolates such as hazelnut figaro ($11.75 for 8 oz.) or go for a mixed bag with the popular assortment box ($12.95 for 7 oz.). The almond toffee crunch gives teeth a challenge ($10.95 for 7.5 oz.), and the Grand Mariner truffle seduces taste buds with a combination of orange-liquor flavor, chocolate ganache, and smooth pickup lines ($2.20).
In more than 1,112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' expert fruit florists arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, granny-smith apples, grapes, and juicy Albion strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Staffers can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, or their own special peanut-butter-and-chocolate blend. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate wielders can personalize gift baskets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.
Founded by a pair of Greek natives, The Feisty Greek dishes up classic Mediterranean cuisine amid a casual, colorful ambiance. Combo meals star the eatery's fleet of burgers and wraps, such as the authentic pork gyro, a tzatziki-flooded amalgam of tomato, onion, and hand-cut french fries. The Feisty burger cloaks a hand-sculpted patty in a spicy feta spread, and the middle-eastern wrap encloses its eponymous region's traditional falafel, tabbouleh, and hummus. Palates chill with cold sides such as melitzanosalata, a puréed-eggplant-and-olive-oil concoction, and hot fasolakia, a bouquet of sautéed string beans, can accessorize portable volcanoes. At meal’s end, the Greek-style rice pudding, rizogalo, assuages lingering sweet cravings. In the corner of The Feisty Greek's dining room, a flat-screen TV often glows with movies, while red, yellow, and blue walls bolster diners' knowledge of primary colors more easily than spending the night inside a prism.
Serving fresh and speedy pizza across America since 1959, Little Caesar's has grown into a huge, international carryout phenomenon. The menu features made-to-order pizzas with dough built from scratch ($5.99 for a large one-topping). Toppings range from classic pepperoni and sausage to canadian bacon and pineapple. Return as the conquering hero of your family and save your twins the trouble of hunting down bipedal mastodons by picking up one of Little Caesar's Hot-n-Ready pies ($5.99). Hot-n-Ready pizzas are available in pepperoni or cheese and can be picked up any time without the need to order ahead. Fans of three-dimensional eats can try the italian-cheese-bread combo ($4.49 including sauce) or chicken wings ($4.99) with a variety of sauces.
BonCaldo Restaurant's traditional menu and authentic wood-burning oven set taste buds asail on a culinary voyage to 20 regions of Italy. Wade into Mediterranean waters with the cozze fra diavolo's wild mussels in a spicy San Marzano tomato sauce ($7.95) before reaching the terra firma of the bistecca di manzo, a 12-ounce Black Angus new york sirloin with a portobello mushroom demiglace ($24.95). Pan-seared Taranto Bay shrimp paddle through the gamberi al limoncello ($23.95). Hailing from Piemonte, an Alpine region whose poultry frequently place in the snowboard half-pipe at the Torino games, the pollo mustardo's chicken exterior reveals a core of prosciutto ($17.95). A bright mural of carousers fills one end of BonCaldo's stately dining room, and aromas from brick-oven pizzas ($12.95–$14.95) roam across white table linens and fieldstone walls.