The chefs at Carolyn's Cuisine allow each season?s crop of vegetables and fruits to dictate their menu?s ingredients. Of course, this requires a little more effort and ingenuity, but they take pride in frequently visiting local farmers' markets to find new flavors for their classic Southern dishes. The regulars certainly appreciate it, as it means a constantly rotating menu of daily specials that may include everything from turkey meatloaf to chicken-fried steak in white gravy. Every meal is made entirely from scratch, including those catered to large gatherings.
Located at a counter inside Muscle Maker Grill, Yo Luv It dispenses colorful cups of rich frozen yogurt. Many offerings are lactose-free, but all are made without gluten or soy and are infused with four active probiotic cultures. A variety of flavors?including vanilla bean, original, and dark ghirardelli chocolate?are available on their own or packed into a range of healthy parfaits and smoothies. More than 40 toppings allow for total dessert customization.
It all started with a patty. When Ephraim and Mavis Hawthorne would prepare their family's recipe for the traditional Jamaican meal in their St. Andrew's bakery, their son Lowell would follow along. He would watch studiously as his parents filled golden pastry pockets with steamy mouthfuls of jerk chicken, spicy beef, curried shrimp, soy, or veggies, memorizing the feel and consistency of the patties and the mouthwatering smell gradually filling the warm kitchen. Lowell and his siblings crafted a well-rounded menu from their family’s still-secret recipes and took it to the Bronx, where they opened the first Golden Krust restaurant in 1989. Since then, the popular Caribbean chain has spread over nine states, and Lowell's business savvy has earned him recognition, including an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and a thumbs-ups from every Fortune magazine in his doctor’s office. The Hawthorne siblings have shared their success with both the American and Caribbean communities, creating a foundation in honor of their parents that grants college scholarships and sponsors educational programs.