Sugar n’ Spice first opened its doors in 1941, and its breakfast, lunch, and now dinner offerings haven't changed much since. Steven Frankel, the restaurant's new owner, and fifth overall, attributes this consistency to the unstoppable allure of signature items such as wispy-thin pancakes ($4 for four), and also to the hysterical, screeching silly-putty riots that broke out the last time the menu underwent a significant change. Feast on inventive, recipe-guarded dishes such as the spinach and mozzarella Popeye omelet ($6.25) and the two-egg, sausage-bacon-and-more platter known as the slaughterhouse five ($10.25), a favorite among Ohio's expanding Tralfamadorian population. Lunch at Sugar n' Spice sees a close clique of sandwiched meats sitting in the menu's coolest spots; the muffin burger ($4.75) is a quarter-pound beef patty set on a toasted English muffin with grilled onions and cheese, while the chicken not-so-little ($5.75), six ounces of teriyaki-grilled chicken breast, finally grows out of its melodramatic "sky is falling" phase via the life transition of getting devoured.
Despite the shop’s short menu–just frozen yogurt and yogurt-based treats–no two trips to Yagööt are alike. Every few months, the shop shakes up its frozen-yogurt lineup, swapping in two new seasonal flavors to complement the Original and Strawberry yogurts available year-round. So, while one visit may have yielded a sweet cup of fresh raspberries and Strawberry fro-yo, the next could treat taste buds to an entirely different experience, perhaps caramel-drizzled Italian Cocoa or Oreos crumbled over Pomegranate yogurt.
Wake up with dishes from Giminetti's breakfast menu. Fork through a fluffy stack of syrup-drenched pancakes ($3.50 for stack of three) or opt for a cheesy omelette ($4) with melted sharp cheddar. Brownies ($2), white-chocolate macadamia-nut cookies ($0.75), and monstrous Danishes ($1.50) tempt sweet teeth. For midday meals, try the vedgewich ($5.50), an array of tempting veggies (grilled onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, tomatoes, sprouts, cucumbers) and savory provolone plopped between slices of multigrain rustica and slathered with a liberal dose of horseradish mayo. Subs, hoagies, burgers, and paninis appease meatier palates.
Whole Foods Market's commitment to the interdependent network of sustainable farms and organic producers can be seen in its carefully selected product lines. Their homegrown 365 Everyday Value brand makes it easy to eat naturally, organically, and economically. It features an array of items from all product categories, including groceries, vitamins, household items, and more—each manufactured to meet the rigorous quality standards woven into the fabric of Whole Foods Market, which itself is made from 100% alpaca.
Maribelle’s Tavern provides by-the-glass wine, drinks, and hearty tavern food that’s also fresh, sustainably sourced, and friendly to vegetarians and omnivores alike. Pull up to a menu and consider a starter such as the lamb sliders, topped with goat cheese, roma tomato, romaine, and house pickles on brioche ($11). Try out a sustainably produced dish to alleviate the environmental burdens of a growling appetite with a hormone-free and antibiotic-free beef burger, crowned with lettuce, tomato, and onion ($11), or have a vegetarian dish of brie polenta with roasted seasonal vegetables ($15) and avoid the debate entirely. A glass of Spanish grenache ($7) goes admirably well with Maple Leaf duck, served with shiitake cornbread, eggplant, blackberry and orange demi, and a side such as the cheddar-jalapeño grits with cream ($25), or eat light with a Scottish salmon salad, which is hooked together with a tartan pattern of romaine, tomato, red onion, egg, fried caper, and creamy parmesan (half $11, full $14).
Opened in 1978 and nestled into the first floor of an 1870s-era edifice, The Brew House extinguishes hunger fires with hearty burgers made from beef ground fresh every day. A regular hamburger or cheeseburger (a $4.50 value) comes charbroiled with your choice of basic toppings, and sided with a heap of french fries (a $2 value). An included drink, such as iced tea, fruit juice, milk, coffee, or a fountain soda (a $2 value), washes down meal remnants, while free WiFi lets diners instantly transmit pictures of their favorite bites to meat-themed chatrooms.