In 1977, Sam and Zlata Savich opened their first storefront, where they showcased pastries from their native Yugoslavia alongside international delicacies picked up throughout their baking careers. These days, Sam and Zlata's pastry legacy continues to rise with an expanded menu that now features full breakfast and lunch alongside poppyseed danishes, Eastern European cookies known as kalochis, individual cheesecakes, and fudge brownies. They also make fresh bread by hand every day—without any preservatives—before transforming slices of their rustic sourdough or banana bread into pillowy servings of French Toast for breakfast or a mid-marathon snack.
Robins Nest Bakery merges frosting and cake combinations into tempting, tiny, innovative packages. Although the six to eight daily cupcake flavors vary, options can include classic carrot and red velvet, alongside more creative concoctions such as nutter butter, a chocolate-cake base with peanut-butter buttercream frosting and peanut-butter embellishments. Lady Godiva cupcakes gallop through the long display case atop a chocolate-cupcake steed, sheathed in chocolate-raspberry buttercream frosting. Orange-mimosa cupcakes topped with whipped champagne frosting and bananas-foster rum cupcakes crowned with banana-rum buttercream, banana pieces, and cinnamon sprout from fruit trees raised by a liquor cabinet.
If you ask someone what goes into frozen custard, they might say milk, sugar, fresh fruit, or chocolate—but probably not liquid nitrogen. Yet, liquid nitrogen is a vital part of every frosty dessert served at Sunset Sweets, a confectionery located at the Sun Cup Golf Center. Servers use the cryogen to freeze fresh frozen custard on the spot, mixing in a vast assortment of toppings as a cloud of vapor rises. For a taste of seasonal flavors, stop in this autumn for a pumpkin-spice frozen custard, reviewed by WinkNews.com, that uses real pumpkin.
Chester—a registered therapy dog—and Lucy greet Cape Dog & Cat customers with a wag of the tail and a lick on the hand. The pair of pups, along with Elmo the cat, help owners Anita and Lou Simmons make the shop a haven for healthy animal products and a welcoming place for pets and pet owners. The dogs help taste test products to determine what gets stocked and work alongside fellow canines Onyx and Minnie to find the most fun toys for Lou to put atop shelves. Chester and Lucy's contributions to the Cape Dog Bakery stock has led the shop to carry only healthy, quality foods, including Evo, Fromm, and Precise.
The confectioners at Send it Sweetly know the power of chocolate. They cover brownies and even Oreo cookies with fair-trade Belgium chocolate. They adorn chocolate bark with M&Ms, coconut shreds, and marshmallows. And they decorate chocolate pieces with painted swirls and polka dots. The sweet treats can be packaged and mailed as a gift to family, friends, or Supreme Court Judges. The staff also whips up 20 gourmet popcorn flavors, including salt and pepper, toffee pretzel crunch, and Chicago-style?buttery caramel mixed with cheddar cheese.
Inside Miz Catherine's A Dessert Cafe, polished wood and butter-yellow walls create an inviting ambience in which to sip cafe drinks and nibble baked goods. Visitors can take a seat at tables decorated with flowers in ceramic vases, or place to-go orders for goodies such as fruit pies, cake pops, and eggnog-flavored cupcakes.