At Double Shots Coffee Roasters, a team of espresso conjurers roasts energy-boosting beans on-site and fills mouths with warm and iced beverages. Kick-start mornings with a 20-ounce coffee of the day ($1.80), whose expansive aromas set caffeine receptors buzzing in anticipation, or sip 16-ounce blended frappes in vanilla ($3.15), caramel ($3.45), and mocha ($3.15) flavors, which can also be used to fuel most talking cars. Extra shots of concentrated caffeine can invigorate eight espressos, and handfuls of fruit enrich four fruit smoothies, such as the 12-ounce Strawberry Pink Freeze ($3.20). Double Shots’ Internet bar and wireless access allow patrons to browse the day’s news streaming fresh coffee down their throats.
Ted E's Burgers & More's cooks load more than 19 burgers, signature sandwiches, and salads with fresh ingredients. Guests can indulge in housemade buttermilk biscuits during breakfasts on the weekends, or hand-spun shakes in creative flavors such as cobbler, mint chocolate chip, and deserts like homemade banana pudding, strawberry shortcake, and homemade cobbler.
If Noodles @ BTH strikes visitors as welcoming and familiar, the reason may be that the Vietnamese restaurant?s owners share more than a dedication to fine boba teas?all three of them are sisters. They have merged steamy Vietnamese dishes with milky teas in a casual, laid-back setting. Noodles @ BTH opened in 2013 as a spinoff of the original Fort Worth location, which opened in 2007, serving mostly the same menu with a focus on convenience and walk-up ordering.
Bowls of the restaurant?s signature pho?a Vietnamese noodle soup?line tables alongside spring rolls filled with charbroiled chicken. Piles of rice share plates with marinated grilled pork, beef, and spicy lemongrass chicken, straws fish for treasure in boba teas, whose watermelon, papaya, and green-jasmine-flavored waters brim with chewy pearls of tapioca.
Coconut. Passion fruit. Mango. The flavors of the tropics conjure images of sun-kissed beaches, lapping waves, and the airfare required to get there. That is, unless you visit a Bahama Buck's. At more than 30 locations throughout the Southwest, customers find relief from heat and hum-drum desserts with frosty treats including smoothies and sodas. Most of them come for the shop's signature treat?the shaved ice. After piling cups high with snow-like ice, employees drizzle the whole thing with one of dozens of flavors, which range from cherry and grape to birthday cake and bubblegum.
Bahama Buck's dedication to island living doesn't end with the treats. Each shop embraces the same relaxing tropical atmosphere: palm trees stand proudly next to tiki torches, bamboo trim lines the walls, and a smoke monster floats through the parking lot every day at noon.
The Salad Bowl understands that a person cannot wallpaper his or her stomach lining with artsy leaf rubbings without handy access to a multitude of media. Get creative as you customize a salad by selecting greens and toppings from The Salad Bowl's extensive list of more than 50 ingredients ($7–$9). After choosing a mix of lettuce, veggies, and protein, garnish the greens with an assortment of nuts, croutons, and dressing.
Cooks at Xena Pizza top housemade dough with fresh ingredients such as bacon, red peppers, and mushrooms to craft their Seattle–style pies. Customers may build their own pizzas, choosing from 16 different toppings, or opt for a signature pie such as the bacon-cheeseburger deluxe with hamburger and cheddar cheese.