At CuPcAkE! & other things you bake’s icing bar, master pastry chef and owner Stephanie Fields empowers sweet-toothed guests to take control of dessert time as they embellish their own oven-fresh treats with creamy fillings, frostings, and colorful toppings. In addition to the DIY icing bar, Stephanie also offers cake-decorating classes for bakers of all ages. Students learn to pipe out simple designs in introductory classes, while more advanced classes equip students to construct multitiered cakes sturdy enough to withstand bridesmaid stampedes. Those content to savor their dessert without participating in its creation can order custom cakes or nibble on baked treats in the store amid live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
Papa Murphy’s, the highest-ranking pizza chain in the 2010 Zagat Fast-Food Survey, serves up a tasty menu of handmade take 'n’ bake pizzas made from dough, cheese, meat, and veggies that are freshly prepared every day. After customers choose their pie, Papa Murphy's slice-slingers build the pizza in-store and package it for customers to bake at home in the oven, in a pottery kiln, or over a pile of burning cookbooks. Customers can select any family-sized signature pizza, including the Cowboy piled with pepperoni, italian sausage, mushrooms, and black olives, or the gourmet vegetarian, which bears an herbivorous cornucopia including spinach, zucchini, artichoke hearts, and more. A pound of cookie dough speckled with Hershey's chocolate chips blossoms into crisp melty discs in the oven, which can be munched on after dinner or tossed at neighborhood kids attempting to steal leftover pizza slices.
The Burrito Meal's comestible concocters use fresh rice, beans, and savory meats to assemble the gut-busting burgers and burritos that populate their menu. Each delectable handmade burrito prompts bounteous bites of savory chicken, chorizo, steak, or pastor fillings and is lovingly nested inside aluminum foil to lock in flavor and heat. The Burrito Meal's culinary revisionists also transform the traditional burrito into the Burgito––a grilled hamburger donning all the usual fixings wrapped in a tortilla. Couples or platonic pairs can share today's Groupon for two burgers or two burritos, while diners eating solo can devour one and place the other in unoccupied cargo-pants pockets.
Dishing out all-you-can-eat portions, Barnhill's Country Buffet provides families with a friendly place to feast, offering a spread of comfort cuisines designed to sate appetites both big and bigger. Wander the sleek, spot-lit countertops to seek out servings of fried chicken, vegetable medleys, fresh seafood, hot bread, and homey biscuits, or skip straight to the dessert bar to make a sweet start and work backward to an entree ending. Vegetarians will find themselves in herbivore heaven at a salad bar stacked with 15 toppings, potato salad, and fresh fruit, and protein lovers can pull up a stool at the carved-meat bar to drown their sorrows in a slice of steak, a slab of ribs, or a tall glass of pot roast. With an ever-changing array of cuisines, including special themed-meal nights, Barnhill's creates an atmosphere where dining companions of many differing tastes can come together and bond over their mutual disdain for leftovers.
Harvey’s South Street Comedy Club provides a rotating variety of comedic talent for energetic crowds. Depending on their party size and fear of chairs, customers can relax at a table or a booth, where they can sit back and enjoy an evening of professional comedy. Weekend shows feature nationally touring comedians such as Southern charmer Matt Mitchell, who performs Friday, May 27.