Bergey's Breadbasket, which originally opened as a dairy farm more than 75 years ago, continues a long-standing family tradition of serving homemade fare made with fresh, local ingredients via its bakery and its deli. Sup on bakery bites such as the sumptuous sticky-sweet cinnamon rolls ($1.99 each), warm chocolate-chip cookies ($1.49 each), and a red-velvet or carrot-cake cupcake ($2.49 each). Dessert-delighters can delve into a double dip of ice cream churned on site ($3.19) by lactose-lacking cows craving closeness to their pilfered dairy drink. For sandwichistas seeking sustenance, deli delectables include a homemade pork-barbecue sandwich ($6.95/whole, $4.19/half), the bacon, egg, and cheese quiche ($2.49/slice) is perfect for satisfying morning munchies and quiche addictions, and cups of homemade soup ($3.89) offer steaming soul satisfaction.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe's wholesome smoothies are filled to the gills with fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, chocolate, nuts, and healthful supplements, minimizing the guilt of dessert consumption to a soft heartbeat that emanates from the floorboards. Pomegranate Plunge (pomegranate, banana, strawberries, cranberry, $4.79) harnesses the nutritious hunger-fighting power of superfruit, and delectable low-fat elixirs such as Mango Magic (mango, pineapples, nonfat yogurt, $4.29) hoodwink gullible taste buds into believing they are traversing a candy factory full of whipped-cream lollipops.
In the kitchen of Zino's Italian-American Restaurant, chefs whip up a menu of more than 200 Italian and American classics—from cheesy homemade lasagna to tender sirloin steaks. The chefs top half-pound burgers with hearty toppings like chili and fried egg, and slather ribs in sweet St. Louis–style barbecue sauce. They shower fresh toppings onto homemade pizza crusts, which writers from the Virginian-Pilot lauded as "thick and chewy." Throughout the month, the lively eatery features special events, including karaoke and free-pool nights.
Seated between royal blue walls, guests at Tradition's Seafood & Grill can scan two menus: a permanent list of pub cuisine, and a dry-erase board decked out in specials. Either way, they can expect battered morsels of fish and chicken alongside helpings of crispy fries. The grill piles popcorn shrimp, chicken strips, and fried scallops into baskets as generously as it stacks burger patties and Italian sausage between sandwich buns. Meanwhile, hot dog and grilled cheese offerings for youngsters stand as a sign of the venue's inviting family atmosphere.
With hundreds of cake flavors and designs, the options are nearly endless at Pinky Sweets Cupcakes and Confections. A rotating selection of cupcakes delights taste buds with flavors such as chocolate salted caramel, chocolate turtle, lemon coconut, and red velvet. Pinky's bakers also design specialty cakes and cupcakes for weddings, and they can arrange cupcakes on custom displays.
Pinky's birthday-party packages, which have themes ranging from spa party to tea party to tax-filing party, allow kids to take on the cupcake-decorating responsibilities while munching on snacks. They often feature a professional photographer.