Mrs. Fields' sugary delectables have lifted the spirits of mall shoppers and fortified dessert-deprived food courts for more than 30 years. Icing artists wield a full spectrum of frosting hues to customize a 16" circle cookie cake with borders, artwork, or a personalized birthday message that makes up for last year's barely edible diamond ring. The 16-inch disk serves 13–16 people to fill in as a viable substitute for traditional group-dessert options such as regular cake or regular cake with sprinkles. Choose from flavors such as the signature semisweet chocolate chip, sugar butter, or white chunk macadamia.
An outpost of made-from-scratch Mexican staples, Cafe Garcia assuages grumbling bellies with multitudinous menu items and a fresh salsa bar. Guests can order up a small bowl of guacamole ($5.50) along with a chimichanga—a large burrito packed with chicken or beef, deep fried and topped with cheese sauce and sour cream ($6.75). Fill an empty belly with a stomach-sized green-chili burrito, which tucks roasted pork sautéed in a mild green-chili sauce into a tortilla blanket ($6.75). Indecisive diners can opt for a combination plate, each served with lagoons of beans and rice. After the camarones ala diabla combo, with grilled and sautéed shrimp in spicy chili-garlic sauce ($9.99), or the chile relleno and onion enchilada combo plate ($8.25), tone-deaf taste buds find themselves serenading incisors with John Fogerty lyrics. In addition to whipping up breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Cafe Garcia boasts a kids' menu, with little nibbles such as a quesadilla with french fries ($3.99) or one ground-beef crispy taco with beans and rice ($3.99) for diners ages 12 and younger. Cafe Garcia also offers restaurant-goers an outdoor patio.
As evidenced by their shop’s name, the staff at Pioneer Dream Cheesecakery loves making good, creamy cheesecake. But the pastry chefs also have other baking tricks up their sleeves, using their skills to create decadently frosted cupcakes, fudgy brownies, and spicy jars of habanero jelly in festive mason jars. Most of their menu is made up of cupcake flavors, with the rotating weekly selection often including options such as cherry limeade, black forest, and cappuccino with espresso-infused caramel. Alongside their treats, the staff offers a range of teas and Soda Steve’s mission blend coffee.
Guthrie Haunts Haunted House crams every corridor with things that go bump in the night, frightening the brave souls who dare to wander its dark passages. Open on weekends for the entirety of October, the spooky spot elicits screams with depraved characters, props inspired by the supernatural, and Teddy Kreuger—the mangled sociopath whose crimes include everything but copyright infringement.
Guthrie Haunts will also be offering an alternative for children, Spookys Mishap Manor. This kids haunt is available for children 3 to 10 and costs an additional $5.
Gage's Steak House executive chef Rob Ferris has crafted a stout menu of gourmet meats, seafood delicacies, and mouthwatering desserts to feed his salivating patrons. Initiate the meat-meeting mayhem with a hearty bread-bowl of sooner steak soup ($5.95), or share an order of southern-seasoned deep-fried tobacco onions ($4.95). For the main course, plump-portion predators can sink their teeth into the Kansas City strip steak, a slow-aged strip loin topped with steak butter ($22.95). For red-meat refrainers, the menu boasts a number of pasta, chicken and seafood entrees, including pecan-crusted chicken breast ($16.95) and a grilled, chili-rubbed salmon filet ($17.95). Desserts include the likes of strawberry romanoff, quartered strawberries crested with brandied cream, whipped cream, and a trio of Russian leg dancers ($3).
The flicker of gas lanterns. The flounce of petticoats. Weekends at country mansions. The spirit of the Victorian era lives on in the imagination and across the grounds of The Stone Lion Inn. Here, leaded glass still lines the bookcases and the tubs all have claw feet. Built in 1907, the secluded mansion's corridors seem like something out of a mayhem, murder mystery—and they frequently are during its regular whodunits.
For all its Victorian-style trappings, guests are still free to eat breakfast at the 200-year-old French table. French-press coffee pairs with a different quiche each day and fresh berries in rum cream. From there, guests might spend the day reading in the library, practicing their pageant walk down the sweeping staircase, or gazebing in the gazebo until they're plum gazebed out.