Igloo Italian Ice and Ice Cream serves frozen yogurt, creamy ice cream, and homemade italian ice into delightfully chilly combinations. Traditional ice flavors such as cherry and lemon mingle with newfangled sour green apple, oreo, and peanut butter, all of which can be layered atop ice cream or frozen yogurt for an Igloo Ice Breaker ($3.50+). Creamy shakes ($4.50) and smoothies ($4.95) disappear up straws, and custom blends of soft serve or frozen yogurt ($3.95+) let freezer artisans mix their own palate of tastes such as orange creamsicle, mango, or forgiveness.
At Cinnabon, the aroma of scrumptious baked goods wafts through the air as chilled beverages help sate the snack appetites of weary mallwalkers. Munch on a variety of cinnamon-infused treats, such as the Cinnabon classic roll, temptingly filled with Cinnabon’s famous makara cinnamon ($3.49), or the caramel Pecanbon, topped with an edible medley of luscious caramel and tasty pecans ($3.79). An assortment of goodies can be toted home for hungry broods in one of the stores’ regular Cinnapacks ($11.99 for four, $16.99 for six), and a 15-pack Minibon box ($18.99) is perfect for a sparsely attended reunion of former Power Rangers. After snacking, revitalize taste buds with a cup of iced coffee ($2.49–$3.49) or the chocolate-augmented, frosty Mochalatta Chill ($3.49–$4.19), a more refreshing way to cool down than a game of patty-cake against a polar bear.
Founded by ice-cream enthusiasts Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone Creamery has grown to more than 1,400 locations across North America. Each day, the shop's scoopers mix up fresh batches of ice cream and sorbet, which are served by the scoop, piled high in sundaes, and blended into shakes. After customers choose their desired flavor, the staff toss the chilly sustenance upon a slab of frozen granite, and fold in a smorgasbord of candy and nuts to achieve the ideal ice-cream-to-add-in ratio. Customer’s can dream up their own creations or opt for a signature masterpiece, sampling one of more than 11.5 million possible flavor combinations, which still await a brave conqueror to unlock them all. To accommodate sweets cravings at celebrations, the staff also dish out premade treats, such as ice-cream cakes and baked goods.
A waterfall bubbles into a rippling fishpond, its surface reflecting the colorful string lights on a sprouting tree. Around the rest of the dining room, lattice-style wooden dividers arc and bend beside traditional Japanese screens and the green wisps of plants. To pair with these decorative touches, Takara mingles traditional cooking methods from several Japanese regions in a menu of tabletop hibachi, teriyaki, and delicately wrapped sushi.
Wall sconces cast an orange glow on sashimi and maki rolls of tuna, scallop, and yellowtail, and tableside hibachi chefs slice and mince salmon, lobster, and filet mignon on a heated grill. After scooping up udon noodles from a steaming, kitchen-prepared hot pot, guests can catch the game on several high-definition flat-screen TVs, or test the bartender by asking for the little-known drink "Water on the Rocks."
Before supplying a single item, the proprietors of Eagle Specialty Coffee spent an entire year sampling coffees, juices, pastries, and other goodies. That meticulous search resulted in the shop's 13 private-label coffee varieties, which range from Brazilian Santos to Kenyan AA, all prepared with with the classic pour-over method. Eagle's espresso based drinks have been finely tuned to consistently deliver top quality espresso, cappuccino, latte and other espresso based drinks. For caffeine alternatives, highly trained baristas make freshly extracted juice onsite, blend fruit smoothies and frappes in six different flavors, and steep full-leaf teas. To complement your beverage, Eagle Specialty Coffee offers bagels with homemade tuna salad, delicious blueberry muffins, classic cranberry orange scones, and other fine pastries.