The donut-makers at Donut D-Light roll, shape, and bake their sweet pastries by hand each day, filling the small café's glass display cases with colorful rounds and rolls. They fashion 12 styles of cake and glazed donuts, infusing them with rich chocolate or more eclectic varieties such as banana chocolate chip and apple spice. Bakers also assemble 20 types of specialty donuts and pastries, such as cookies and cream, bacon-maple bars, and cinnamon rolls the size of an attractive man's face, allegedly. Baristas dole out soft drinks and pour brewed coffee by Lakota Coffee Company to help wash down bites.
Chefs ladle clear, hot beef broth over rice noodles for bowls of vietnamese pho, which is just one of many traditional soups available at Saigon Bistro. Thailand’s tom yum is also among the soup options, loaded with spices, shrimp, mushrooms, and vegetables. Rice and noodle dishes also abound, building on appetizers such as crab wontons. The dining area, lined with hardwood floors and tall, matching wooden booths, floods with the aromas of curry spices, lemon grass, and shrimp cooking in clay pots. To complement the savory perfume, diners can sit back and relax while sniffing a pint of imported beer.
Mad Cow likes to keep things simple, serving up juicy, ground-beef burgers adorned with a colorful cache of toppings. Customers make an initial decision between one or two patties before opting to augment their beef with wavy strips of bacon, melted cheese, or both. Sautéed mushrooms and onions add a soft and savory crunch, and peppers and jalapeños give a spicy kick. Staff compliment meals with frothy fountain sodas or orders of crispy fries and can include the fabled Mad Cow sauce upon request.
Pretzelmaker draws its inspiration from fifth-century German monks, who are credited with inventing the first pretzels to reward children’s good deeds. Today, freshly baked pretzels and pretzel bites, seasoned with flavors ranging from iced cinnamon-swirl to barbecue chipotle, along with the old standby salt, reward any craving. To enhance the scrumptious experience, Pretzelmaker offers a selection of dipping sauces, including cheddar and caramel.
Seven robust flavors coat the wings at Woody's Pub and Grub, which has been filling the bellies of diners with hearty pub food for over a decade. After sampling the buffalo, mesquite, or raspberry hot wings, the menu's make-your-own salads, walking tacos, and pub burgers appear at the table, ready to be devoured and washed down with an cold, frothy beer.
Cafe Berlin fills its kitchen with vegetables, coffee, dairy, free-range eggs, and other natural and organic foods from local farms, including Patchwork Family Farms, Green Hills Harvest Dairy, and Lakota Coffee Company. Breakfast, which is served all day, includes dishes such as Turkish-style eggs, french toast, and pancake burritos—a large pancake that enfolds two scrambled eggs and Patchwork bacon, served with maple syrup. Black-bean quesadillas, burgers with local, organic beef, and housemade soups crown the lunch menu and pair with an array of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.
Plastic dinosaurs and Godzilla figures dot the sunny dining room, where they hang from the rafters, sit on the counter, and gnaw on table legs. Patrons can gaze at the eclectic decor while listening to live music or tales from the Porch Light storytelling series.