Georgie Lou's is a candy and gift store specializing in retro candy, meaning we have favorites from years gone, alongside favorites of today. Our unique selection of gifts all have a retro vibe--they're all either reproductions of nostalgic favorites, feature pop culture icons, or offer a modern twist on the good old days!
While adults sip gourmet brews from Seattle’s Best and bolster blood cells with fuel from the colorful and healthy menu, children can chow down on grilled Cheesasaurus sandwiches or dash off to one of the three sunny adjoining playrooms. One space entertains kids ages 2–6, encouraging theatrical, creative play, while the s'mores-soft Tot Spot amuses kids under 2, and older kids improve hand-eye-coordination playing a variety of video games. Adults can choose to observe the anthropological doings within, or check kids in with a qualified playroom sitter and return to the calm land of rooibos, biscotti, and the art of adult conversation.
At Tanya's Cookie Boutique, cookies can be disguised as almost anything. That's because Tanya, the baker behind the shop, decorates each cookie by hand after she pulls it from the oven. Miniature houses, ice-cream cones, and playing cards are a few of the designs she crafts with batter and icing. She also teaches groups how to make their own decorative sweets during in-store classes.
At The Soup Spot, tureens bubble with house-made soups while chefs prepare sandwiches using cold cuts or sizzling griddles. The soups rotate daily, always including one Cajun and one Pennsylvania Dutch option, such as chicken-corn soup, alongside two vegetarian and two chef choices. During cold winter months, bison or venison chilis warm cores without the hassle of insulating jackets with baked potatoes, and Tiramisoup soaks taste buds in a pool of espresso, mascarpone cheese, and rum. Hot Off the Griddle sandwiches include the Frying Dutchman, a seared pretzel bun stuffed with slender slices of Lebanon bologna and melted swiss. Handheld edibles can also be ordered from a list of cold specialty sammies or made à la carte with the customer's choice of bread, cheese, meat, and stuffings such as mushrooms, peppers, and another sandwich.
For Darmayne Robinson, an off-the-wall cake-design request is nothing more than a chance to flex her creativity. With a cake as her canvas and icing as her palette, the owner of Sweet Confections Cakes can transform any item––including sports cars, high heels, and scuba divers––into a three-dimensional dessert. When it comes to the 3-D cake’s taste, however, clients take the creativity into their own hands, selecting from a list of more than 100 options that include white-almond cake and Italian wedding cake, and fillings such as french apple and peanut-butter mousse.
Each cake is made from scratch incorporating such high-quality ingredients as imported white chocolate, pure vanilla, real cream, and butter, and the staff can also bake gluten-free and vegan options upon request. Those without a design idea of their own can peruse Sweet Confections’ display room, where artsy cakes are showcased alongside a delectable selection of cupcakes, which can be sold solo, by the dozen, or sewn together as a giant cupcake cape.
Like a cookie godmother, Missy Hintze transforms humble ingredients into taste bud-pleasing royalty with original recipes and a wave of her bakery wand. More than two-dozen cookie ($10 a dozen in-store), cupcake, and brownie varieties ($1+) line the shelves, with favorites such as snickerdoodles and frosted sugar cookies mingling with newcomers such as the toffee-and-chocolate-filled Original Ugly Cookie and crispy treat tucked under a peanut butter and chocolate blanket. Sugar-seekers can also opt to fill large orders with an assortment of cakes ($30) and cookie gift boxes ($15+).