For four decades, Fischer's has delighted both novice and professional sweets savants with instruction and supplies for delectable decorations. Learn the fundamentals of dessert decoration over the course of a two-hour express session. Bakers-to-be will receive all supplies necessary for confectionary creation, aided by savvy instruction from Fischer's dedicated staff. Topics include lessons on cake improvement, such as how to deftly ice and smooth away rough edges, adorn tops with frilly dollops of buttercream, and teach elocution lessons in advance of fancy-dress balls.
Specializing in the delicate art of custard freezing, Doozle's Frozen Custard prepares an extensive menu of deliciously icy treats. Served in the time-honored flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and chocolate-vanilla twist, old-fashioned custard forms the mainstay of the shop's variety of mouth-cooling deserts. Crisp cake cones ($1.69–$2.69) prop up stratospheric piles of pillowy custard, and fudge-slathered sundaes ($2.29–$3.29), gooey banana splits ($4.79), and thick shakes ($3.69–$4.59) facilitate all manner of rude slurping noises and emergency napkin runs. A generous selection of candy and nut toppings can embellish any cold treat, making it an even more delicious way to chill a tongue heated from pungent spices or a rap battle among auctioneers. For a healthy twist, patrons can opt to have any of Doozle's cool treats made with "Lite," a 98% fat-free alternative with half the calories of standard frozen custard.
It’s the classic conundrum: an intense craving for cookies, but not enough time, motivation, or bribe money for the Keebler Elf syndicate to satisfy the yearning. Dough to Door has discovered a way to satiate this craving without forcing busy civilians to slave over an oven for hours or spend precious gas driving to the store; they whip up batches of custom cookies themselves and deliver them right to customers' doorsteps. Patrons choose from bases of five types of dough—including oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate—before opting to add mix-ins of dried fruit, crumbled candy bars, eight types of chips, and nuts. Ready-made cookies are also available to take away the pressures of decision-making.
Kung fu has passed through 33 generations to arrive at Ohana Martial Arts. One of the instructors, Sigung Vincent Cabais, is the sole lineage holder to the ancient style of shaolin lohan pai kung fu. Comprised of a cavalry of other martial-arts experts, the Ohana team also specializes in other unique martial-arts forms including san shou kickboxing, Bruce Lee jeet kune do, and kajukenbo—a Hawaiian style that combines karate, judo, jujitsu, kenpo, and kung fu. Fifth-degree black belt Jim Greenwood also specializes in kyusho jitsu, which uses acupressure points on the body as a form of self-defense.
The Fountain On Locust has earned accolades such as St. Louis Magazine's award for Best Restaurant On a Budget in 2012 and an honorable mention as one of Sauce Magazine's favorite restaurants to impress out-of-towners. Described as "luscious" by Sauce Magazine reviewers, the café's ice-cream creations skew toward adults. They may be topped with hand-crafted sauces or blended into champagne floats and eclectic ice-cream martinis. On the menu, these sweets converge with a panoply of vintage cocktails and playful café dishes that include hot roast-beef melts and a turkey BLT "so good you might cry."
The retro cuisine meshes perfectly with the vintage-inspired decor, highlighted by walls of hand-painted midnight-blue murals. Black and white tile floors spread out from a wooden bar lit with art deco-style hanging lamps, much like the kind F. Scott Fitzgerald described in his unpublished novella about Gatsby's electrician. And yet the restaurant's eclectic design isn't limited to the dining space—The Fountain won Cintas' America's Best Restroom Award in 2010.