The team of fruit mixologists at Planet Smoothie has nothing to hide when it comes to making its cold creations. Whether blending a weight-loss smoothie or a protein shake, the team knows exactly what's going into each of its concoctions—which consist primarily of fresh fruit and yogurt. They’ll even happily recite the all-natural ingredients list at customers' behest or unprompted in the middle of the night as they try in vain for slumber. Customers can choose from the shop’s list of smoothie combinations or come up with their own custom mixes with ingredients such as mango and açaí or add-ins such as oatmeal or super greens.
This commitment to healthy, no-nonsense smoothies started at a single store in Atlanta in 1995 and has fueled Planet Smoothie's constant pursuit of healthier and tastier ingredients to add to its list, which includes the newer addition of a low-calorie sweetener made from the extracts of stevia, agave, and the tears of Strawberry Shortcake.
With locations across Kentucky and Florida, Bearno's treats legions of loyal customers to homey, savory Italian pizzeria fare, from baked lasagna bubbling with mozzarella cheese, to spicy chicken wings and thin-crust pizzas topped with sausage, pepperoni, and veggies. Guests build their own pies with toppings such as link sausage, chicken, anchovy, fresh mushroom, and olives, or select from ready-made recipes such as the top-selling Mama Bearno's or the zesty BBQ chicken pizza. A host of Italian sandwiches make for hearty meals or messy paper weights with savory sauces and fillings, such as the stromboli steak filled with chopped sirloin, or the submarine gondola, filled with lean ham, salami, mozzarella, and cheddar.
For the chefs at "The Rock", crafting the house menu isn't hard—they just make things they like to eat themselves. And what they like is a menu jam-packed with meaty favorites, from the signature corned beef simmered in a special brine to the honey-cured Virginia ham. They specialize in homestyle dishes, such as turkey sliced off the bone and flaky shepherd's pie. No matter the time of day, meals should end with a slice of death-by-chocolate cake, which is rich enough for your sweet teeth to cash out and retire early.