In Sweet Piece Dessert's bustling kitchen, pastry-bag points dispense tufts of frosting that rest atop cakes shrouded in fondant or swirls of buttercream. Custom cakes match the color schemes and themes of their surroundings at weddings and birthdays, and character cupcakes resemble favorite kids entertainers, such as Hello Kitty and Henry Kissinger. Confectioners also daub apples and pretzels with layers of chocolate drizzle, peanut butter, cashews, and roasted macaroon coconut, and dip strawberries in rich candy coatings.
It's not every day that a dinner with friends risks a murder accusation. That's a good possibility for the guests of The Murder Mystery Company, who find themselves in the middle of a investigation for which any one of them could stand accused by a hapless detective. During each interactive dinner, the company's troupe of professional improv actors ignites the dining room with entertaining outbursts and hilarious one-liners in an effort to divulge clues and redirect guilt. Meanwhile, guests work together to sniff out the real culprit, which is definitely not the school janitor in a mask. Birthday parties, bachelorette celebrations, and corporate events can also get in on the interactive action by scheduling a private murder-mystery dinner.
Hummus Mediterranean Grill recalls traditional Lebanese hospitality with large portions of hummus, veggies, and grilled meats. Staffers squeeze the living bajeebies out of oranges, apples, and carrots at the raw-juice bar, a haven for vitamins and minerals to lounge in liquid form. Appetizers encourage the communal dining experience indicative of Middle Eastern cuisine, and sandwiches stuffed with chicken, lamb, and quail hush chatty stomachs.
When it comes to their menu, the cooks at Eastpointe Pub only have one thing on the mind, creating simple yet unique dishes. Starting at 7 a.m. six days a week, they top burgers with cheese and fried egg and fill burritos with scrambled eggs and a choice of ham or bacon. Similar treats carry over into the afternoon and evening, when the culinary team turns its attention to bar staples such as half-pound burgers, mini burritos, macaroni bites, and fried pickles.
Bartenders complement the kitchen's bites with a full selection of domestic drafts and well drinks, which, in turn, make perfect companions for watching sports on the bar's seven high-definition flat-screen TVs. That night's game can also serve as background fodder for patrons busy playing billiards or grooving and crooning to tri-weekly DJ sets and karaoke.
Stocked with all the stuff kids—and the young at heart—love, Z's Penny Candy is packed with candies, fresh popcorn, and pinatas. Inside the brightly-painted store, customers can explore the aisles to find boxes and bars of classics, from Snickers and Pez to bags of Big League Chew and jars stuffed with something your brother will just steal anyway. The staff also scoops up ice cream and keeps a slushie machine churning out cool treats for respite from the heat in the summertime.
At W.D.'s Gumbo Café, wax paper lines red baskets that bear gifts of Cajun chicken sandwiches and sweetwater cornbread, while open-mic crooners serenade parties as they enjoy Southern fare. The tempting menu is a showcase of colorful New Orleans culture, with feasts of chicken and sausage gumbo in a savory brown roux, complimented by more squares of sweetwater cornbread. While health-conscious diners opt for a selection of raw juices or healthy smoothies.