With its log-cabin façade, wood-fired smoker, and homemade sides, Pitt Boss BBQ serves up a savory menu ripe with rustic tradition. A colony of nudist wings arrives wearing nothing but smoke and seasoned dry rub, sending tongues wagging over its alternative lifestyle ($5.14–$10.19), and a hearty half-pound of beef brisket shows off its hunky frame, flanked by a couple of tasty sides such as homemade cole slaw or mac 'n' cheese ($9.99). Dry-rubbed and smoked baby-back ribs are available by the rack ($24.49), half rack, ($13.99), or backed up by a choice of two other meats ($19.49)––perfect for fulfilling a meat deficiency or bringing a blind date with a boar to an abrupt close. A mouthwatering, pulled-pork sandwich is ideal for devouring with two hands ($4.09), leaving feet free to juggle take-home bottles of Pitt Boss’s five flavors of sauce, including sweet and spicy original and zesty East Carolina ($8).
The staff at Yogurt Cafe fills self-serve yogurt machines with a menu of flavors that rotate every 10 days. Guests sculpt smooth, spiraling hillocks of frozen yogurt ($0.45/ounce) in flavors such as carrot cake, classic vanilla or chocolate, and mango tango and heap on ornaments from a range of more than 50 toppings. Fresh fruit, candy corn, and butterscotch sauce help hide snowy yogurt peaks from scorned skiers, and the aromas of roasting Caribou coffee ($1.50–$1.70) drift in earthy clouds over mochas ($4.25), which warm up frozen windpipes and sluggish neurons. Sweet teeth sink into baked delights such as raspberry- walnut pastries ($1.99 for three) and blueberry scones ($2.25) to quiet tummies grumbling like Smokey the Bear touring a fireworks factory, and patrons check emails on Yogurt Cafe's free WiFi.
Begun as a means to help young families save money, KidsDineFree.net lets kids aged 11 and younger eat for free at hundreds of participating restaurants across Virginia and South Florida. Each 90-day card works at participating local and chain restaurants and entitles the holder to one complimentary kids' meal with the purchase of a full-price adult entree. Families can use the cards an unlimited number of times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but, like a studio-apartment playhouse, each card is only good for one child.
Each Bloop Frozen Yogurt location keeps a lineup of frozen yogurt machines churning out 10–16 rotating flavors in nonfat, low-fat, and no-sugar-added forms—not to mention nondairy sorbet options such as watermelon and pink lemonade. Cups pile high with Godiva dark chocolate, cake batter, and real strawberry yogurt and a wide array of toppings such as M&Ms, gummy worms, and seasonal fruits. The frozen treat innovators encourage enthusiasts to submit their own outrageous flavor ideas in hopes that one day, wishes for a yogurt inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey can finally be fulfilled. Every Bloop cup of yogurt purchased provides a cup of clean drinking water to areas in need through the A Cup 4 A Cup initiative. So far, the Bloop chain has donated more than 42,000 cups, and a goal for each new store is to provide a new drinking well to a needy community.