Owned by the same duo that operates Village Idiot Pizza, Yumilicious fills patrons up with a heaping helping of simultaneously palate-percolating and low-guilt frozen yogurt. Start by building a base from more than 40 flavors (14 of which are offered on any given day), including blueberry cheesecake, pomegranate, mango, cake batter, lychee, green tea, and acai berry. Next, top your tasty treat with an avalanche of fresh fruits such as cantaloupe and banana, as well as dry toppings such as almonds, Fruity Pebbles, Nilla Wafers, gummy bears, and live baby bears. Customers with dietary restrictions can likewise douse their own sweaty tongues in one of Yumilicious’s no-sugar-added flavors. Yogurt concoctions are self-serve and priced by weight ($0.45 per ounce).
Arsena's Sweets was named in honor of Arsena Bradley-English, who had a penchant for crafting delectable desserts. Her granddaughter Dionne carries on her legacy by baking made-from-scratch treats using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Her crafts include specialty cakes, gourmet cupcakes, and custom cakes decorated with fondant or sculpted into whimsical shapes. Dionne also caters events with customized dessert tables.
When she granted herself a doctorate in baking and opened the doors to The Cake Professor, a burgeoning cake designer transformed desserts from a passion into a successful career. Her business has since brought her closer to achieving her lifetime goal "to help others reach their dreams," which others learn about when reading her story.
The Cake Professor brings that same dedication to her desserts, whether baking exquisite cakes and cupcake batches for weddings, or sharing her talents with others during baking classes. She continues to call upon her experience in accounting, designing more than 12 flavors of cupcakes and more than 17 fillings to mesmerize even the most determined tax collectors.
The culinary artisans at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream craft all-American meals and more than 150 varieties of ice cream on-site using fresh, natural ingredients. Dining duos meander into the dairy-scented space to dig into a tubular twosome of Nathan’s hotdogs, which are encased in buns fluffy enough to make cumulus clouds weep with shame. Guests slurp down meaty morsels and fresh french fries with twin sodas before barreling into small cups of artisan ice cream. Frozen desserts tempt chill-receptors with dozens of flavors including sugar-free and fat-free options and seasonal selections such as rum raisin and deep-dish apple pie, a rich concoction of cinnamon vanilla cake crunches and apple swirls suspended in apple ice cream like a flavor-packed lava lamp.
Welcome to Groupon, Columbia! For our inaugural deal, you get $30 worth of dinner fare for $15, or $15 worth of lunch eats for $7 at Mr. Friendly’s New Southern Cafe. Since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
Swirl 5 Points churns out nine rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, their tangy peaks colorful under slices of fresh fruit, gobs of cookie dough, and pyramids made out of Sour Patch Kids. In addition to classic vanilla and chocolate, the menu includes less-common but still crowd-pleasing flavors such as cake batter and pistachio. Guests can also munch on crepes and sip bubble tea inside the pristine, white parlor or enjoy an invigorating combination of frozen treats and fresh air outside on the patio.
Foxfield Bar and Grille's flame wizards sizzle up locally grown ingredients to create sumptuous spreads, and professional pourers furnish chalices with a wide variety of cocktails, wines, and beers. A three-cheese panini ($6.50) swaddles a trifecta of provolone, cheddar, and swiss cheeses, and a plate of local shrimp and grits ($7.50) come crowned with house-made gravy—an even more delicious dressing than its cousin, garage-made gravy. A smoked salmon-and-cream-cheese bagel ($7.25) tenderly tackles appetites with the assistance of capers and red onions. In addition to specially selected wines, beers and sake, Foxfield's bartenders concoct a menu of classic and specialty cocktails such as the acai-spirit-based ave maria ($6) and the french kiss vodka martini ($7) made with Chambord and pineapple.