The confectionery artisans of Sweet Memories Ice Cream & Cupcakes nurse nostalgia with ice cream, cupcakes, and other sweet treats in their quaint cottage-style shop. Daintily perch at one of the bistro tables within the brightly hued environs to enjoy an ever-changing array of gourmet cupcakes ($2.50) including chocolate-raspberry truffle, black forest, and pink lemonade varieties. Treat friends with a pack of four rotating flavors ($9.50), or placate enemies with a pack of 12 ($26). Fans of frozen treats can happily lap 24 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream from Sweet Memories' large front porch, or enjoy them from within the tastier embrace of a homemade waffle cone. Ice cream ($1.75–$3.15) can also be stirred into the frenzy of a delicious milkshake ($4.99) or soften in the lazy river of a root-beer float ($4.50).
The passionate batter stirrers at Cake Daddy Cakes lovingly craft fluffy confections from scratch using fresh ingredients ($30+ per dozen). Cake Daddy specializes in customers' custom design ideas when creating their artful cake canvases, and each frosting engineer revels in the freedom to taste-bomb palates with secretly developed flavor fusions. Feel free to gift a sports fan with a baseball-themed pastry, or adorn a naked holiday fir with 12 sparkly, sugary pastry ornaments.
Inspired by her upbringing in a proud, Italian-American household, the owner of Carmelinas On The Go applies long-standing family traditions to her food truck’s house-made cuisine. Like the odds of rain dissolving a toupee made of sugar cubes, the truck’s menu varies from day to day, though italian beef sandwiches, creamy potato salad, and street tacos are regular contributors. For dessert, the mobile eatery drizzles house-made bread pudding with amaretto sauce and assembles dessert nachos from crisp tortillas, chocolate syrup, and fruit compote.
Beyond the white-picket fence that surrounds the porch of her homey Pace salon, owner Rosalinda Fowell has corralled a selection of spa services, jewelry, and brand-name perfumes. Shellac french manicures and pedicures offer an indulgent way to decorate and protect fingernails, and kids’ mani-pedis give youngsters their first taste of spa life. After enjoying a lavish nail treatment or enduring an eyebrow or lip wax, guests can celebrate their new, chic looks with a new rhinestone bracelet, cocktail ring, or sparkling brooch, or gift themselves a bottle of their favorite fragrance, whether it be Ralph by Ralph Lauren, Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker, or Cheeseburger by John Goodman.
Soft, colored light beams out from beneath the elegant sushi bar at Mandarin Moon, where skilled sushi chefs prepare traditional and specialty rolls. Lobster tail, spicy tuna, and salmon inhabit the gleaming glass case alongside more unexpected ingredients, such as duck and grilled steak. Between mouthfuls of sushi and sashimi, diners at the dark-wood tables and chairs can feast on classic Thai dishes, Chinese food favorites, or the envy of guests who didn't order the crab rangoon.