An emporium of edible excess, Avenue Restaurant dishes up a palate-pleasing menu of seafood, meaty sandwiches, fried chicken, and other homemade goodies. Launch an edible expedition with a mound of fried pickles ($4.50) or a cup of savory shrimp-and-corn bisque ($3.50). Entree-seekers can dive tongue-first into the country-fried steak ($8.95) to wade with mashed potatoes and vegetables in a pool of gravy. Chomp into a Cajun au gratin stuffed potato ($8.95), an overfed tuber bloated with fried shrimp, mozzarella cheese, and butter with a crab-meat au gratin cloak. Scrumptious bread pudding ($2.75) and slices of creamy cheesecake ($2.75) activate sweet teeth and long-dormant sugar sensors. Avenue Restaurant serves up daily specials in a quaint eatery shaded by luscious trees and hovering spacecrafts.
Mattress Direct culls a variety of mattresses in textures ranging from firm to plush from brands such as Tempur-Pedic and Serta. Serta's iComfort, for example, evenly distributes support across the body with microsupport gel capsules nestled in its memory foam; a specialized material prevents overheating and the resulting unpleasant lava-chase nightmares. Mattress Direct's stock of bed frames, bed linens, and pillows allow patrons to assemble complete bedroom sets in one trip, and an express delivery service prevents the hassle of renting a moving truck or outfitting each leg of a new bed with a rollerblade.
Long hailed for a mastery of ham far beyond the skills of mere mortal meat cookers, the meat mavens at HoneyBaked Ham have discovered the secret to cooking succulent, flavorful breasts of turkey (2.5 lbs. each). This juicy bird-based breakthrough is 90% fat-free and serves six to eight ravenous guests, making it a scrumptious centerpiece for family gatherings and game day parties. HoneyBaked Ham's suggested recipes increase turkey cooker IQs, helping stymied chefs explore new dishes such as smoked-turkey pizza and turkey tetrazzini, and saying sayonara to default entrees such as squashing the turkey meat into the shape of a racecar.
Orient Expressed populates its jam-packed shelves with everything from antiques to memorable gifts, as well as its own line of hand-smocked children’s clothing. Resulting from a complex process of fabric design, pattern creation, and actual smocking, which can take up to 20 hours per piece, a wide range of heirloom-quality smocked dresses, such as the checked lavender sundress with flowers ($56), class up special events and imaginary tea parties. A customizable burp cloth ($8.50, additional $10 for monogram and design) stands out on a shower-gift table and a pair of monogrammed boys' plaid shortalls ($40) toe the line between dressy and casual, like a flannel tuxedo.