The Amish Cheese House culls cheeses, meats, and more from Amish communities in the local area, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to fill mouths and appease appetites. Titillate taste buds with a collection of more than 40 cheese varieties, such as american, habanero jalapeño, southwestern salsa, lacey swiss, and extra-sharp cheddar. Peruse a display case brimming with deli meats from local sources before picking up an enticing pound of liverwurst or using a sample of cajun turkey wrapped in a layer of lebanon bologna to convince a live bear to act as a living room rug for a day. Patrons can also choose from a selection of gift boxes and a collection of miscellaneous goods, including locally made jellies, old-fashioned candies, granola, pastas, coffee, and tea. Though prices vary as much as the ingredients used to make cheese-in-a-can, cheeses start at $3 for a small slice and can range up to more than $25 for larger portions, Meats range from $7 to $20 per pound, and sugar-free chocolates start at $10.
The Pink House's elegant 1902 building charms both traditionalist tea devotees and regular lunch-timers, serving a plethora of loose-leaf liquids next to an extensive menu of homemade soups and sandwiches. With more than 50 flavors to choose from, traditional tea savorers can enjoy a pot of their favorite tea variety while extending the pinky finger, entire arm, or pincers of their choosing. Tea is customarily used as a demure alternative to Wild Turkey for reconnecting with friends, calming the mind, and curing stymied conversation boxes. Munch on homemade scones from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and order a pot whenever you wish. Sandwiches made from freshly baked bread include the Summer Garden ($6.99), with layers of cucumbers, alfalfa sprouts, avocado, and a crisis garden's worth of other vegetables. For dessert, chocolate radars will ecstatically short circuit when in close proximity to the shop's hot, gooey baked fudge ($3.89), decadently topped with a dollop of whipped cream.
Ruby Tuesday is in the business of quality—its recipes call for 100% USDA Choice beef, seasonal vegetables, and premium cheeses. The staff handcraft and cook burgers, slathering the patties in aged New York cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon, and barbecue sauce. They heap mountains of fresh greens atop the famed Garden Bar, where customers can construct their own salad. The bar is kept stocked with beers and liquors, as well. A resident mixologist whips up signature cocktails such as the Ruby Relaxer, a tension-banishing blend of vodka, rum, and peach schnapps topped with pineapple and cranberry juices.
El Puerto Mexican Restaurant's website entices customers in the most straightforward way possible—by listing every item available on the menu. It's an extensive collection. Cooks kick off the morning with huevos con chorizo before moving into lunchtime specials, such as spinach-and-mushroom enchiladas. Dinner involves heartier dishes, including tamales topped with chili con carne and El Pollo Loco, a baked chicken sleeping on a bed of rice beneath a layer of queso sauce. Diners can also enhance their meals with à la carte options, such as fish tacos and flautas.