A Latte Fun Indoor Playground and Café brims with happy chatter, which drifts from regular classes, special events, and open playtime seven days a week.
Children frolic across multicolored carpeted floors in a 6,000-square-foot playroom, exploring climbing structures, foam pits, and a floor-level trampoline that is kept safe by rounded edges, extensive padding, and declawed teddy bears. The playground eschews video games, prize games, and violent toys, instead letting older children don animal costumes in the dress-up area, while toddlers younger than 2 romp in their own play pit and toy bins. Cool zephyrs of air conditioning sweep contented sighs away from zebra-print sofas or onyx-hued wooden tables, where adults peruse a gourmet café menu. A boutique toy store extends the center's positive attitude toward play into homes with a slew of unique gifts and rare and eclectic toys.
A private room reverberates with the youthful energy of A Latte Fun Indoor Playground and Café's classes, formal functions, and parties, which staff members provide with refreshments, cake, and decorations. At least two assistants remain on hand at kids’ events to provide full setup, cleanup, and supervision to ward off squabbles that arise when imaginary friends show up wearing the same outfits.
Perfect Game Sports Bar regales diners with a menu of beef, chicken, and turkey burgers as patrons seek active or passive sports amusement courtesy of multitudinous TVs and a pool table. Chefs pile 8-ounce hunks of sirloin with accessories such as the hickory burger's bacon and barbecue sauce ($7.95) or the black and blue's Cajun spices and blue cheese ($6.95). Alternative bun dwellers include grilled, blackened, or mocked chicken breast ($8.95) and seasoned patties of ground turkey ($7.95). Domestic drafts such as Budweiser, Miller Light, and Coors Light reflect the light of flat-panel TVs that surround the bar. Within the warmly lit interior, friendly competition unfurls at the air hockey and pool tables, while some patrons opt to step outside onto the fenced-in patio for moonlit waltzes with beloved patties.
Hand-select one dozen bagels from The Breakfast Joint's 32 varieties. Bagels are freshly baked in house and come in all the traditional varieties, as well as interesting flavors such as french toast, jalapeño, olive, apple pie, banana split, and pumpkin. Though not included in this Groupon, The Breakfast Joint also offers many classic and creative cream-cheese toppers, from vegetable to cinnamon ($1.99).
The grilled cheese is the most basic sandwich: two slices of buttered bread and a few slices of melted cheese in the middle. Yet, the chefs at A'Dam Good Bar & Grill'd make it sing—using this simple template as a springboard, rather than a static recipe. The result is a selection of 10 gourmet grilled-cheese sandwiches that incorporate ingredients such as teriyaki glaze, grilled bratwurst, or wilted garlic-spinach.
The restaurant also offers three skinny sandwiches, which pack veggies, lean meats, and low-fat cheeses between slices of low-calorie bread. To quell an insatiable appetite, diners can take up the A'Dam Good Challenge, which dares them to consume 5 pounds of meat, cheese, bread, cole slaw, and french fries without leaving the table or using their second mouth. Those who conquer the hearty platter receive a T-shirt and their picture on the restaurant's Wall-O-Fame.
Indecision is a virtue at CG Burgers. It gives diners more time to peruse the menu of build-your-own burgers and design a mental blueprint of the perfect meal. The patties of certified Angus beef, all-natural turkey, or bison begin as blank canvases before diners adorn them with as many as 17 complimentary toppings and condiments. The cooks can also load down burgers with 15 premium fixings, such as avocado or a tiny gold crown. Made using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, the menu of all-American classics also distinguishes itself by including a vegetarian burger patty, zucchini fries, and silken gelato milk shakes. Even the fire-roasted wings present a bit of a spin on the original: they may arrive in a traditional buffalo sauce or glazed with a mixture of olive oil, garlic, herbs, and crushed red peppers.
Within the tropical green walls of La Parrilla Rotisserie & Grill, cooks caringly squeeze lemon and lime wedges over fresh shrimp and octopus morsels before passing the plates off to servers who run the tangy ceviche to awaiting diners. The cooks then turn toward their flame grill where they flay tender pork to join with juicy whole chickens that they slid off the rotisserie only moments ago. Their traditional Peruvian and Dominican dishes usually hit the table alongside fluffy yellow rice, plantains, and garlic potatoes.