The rotating selection of 100% natural yogurts, colorful toppings bar, and freshly roasted coffee at Yo! Frozen Yogurt Lounge joined forces to help it earn the 2011 _Fort Worth Weekly_’s Critic’s Choice award for Best Frozen Yogurt. Inside a space lined with booths, tables, and flat-screen TV’s, ribbons of yogurt transform under toppings into fro-yo sundaes of fresh fruit or Oreo. High in protein, calcium, and potassium, the rotating yogurts contain live cultures to help promote digestion, boost the immune system, and diversify tummies with art, music, and language.
Though it sounds like the name of a delicious new swamp-fruit, Frogberry actually refers to a fro-yo shop where you can enjoy a cold treat and dream about the flavors of the future. Every day, four fat-free yogurt flavors are selected from a list of 24 that includes options such as mango, peanut butter, cake batter, and blueberry. Toppings are equally plentiful—you could sprinkle on gummy frogs, strawberries, granola, and chocolate chips, as well as healthful mix-ins such as protein powder, açai berry extract, and energy booster made from the gunk inside AA batteries. And it's all served in compostable cups, which come in three sizes—Newt (4 oz.), Tadpole (6 oz.), and Frogberry (10 oz.).
In addition to fro-yo, Frogberry offers smoothies and shaved ice snow cones. And it opens self-serve cereal and coffee bars as early as 9 a.m. for the morning crowd. Cushy chairs and concave stools invite guests to lounge around, check email, or post pictures to their yogurt review site of choice.
Park Hill Cafe's dining room is homey, not only because of the comfortable, casual atmosphere, but also of the food itself, fixed simply with fresh ingredients to evoke homemade feasts. Sunday brunches include classic dishes such as eggs benedict with a spicy hollandaise sauce. All week, lunches feature ingredients such as Pimiento cheese and all-white albacore tuna sandwiched between your choice of seven-grain bread, ciabatta, or a croissant.
Glistening silver casks line the shelves of The Virgin Olive Oiler, dispensing certified extra-virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the globe. Owner Charles Flach serves as the store's primary flavor scout, tasting and importing oils from countries with ideal olive-growing climates, including Portugal, Australia, Chile, and Narnia. Working in tandem with an enthusiastic staff, Flach stands by to answer customer questions and facilitate unlimited complimentary tastings. Each oil and vinegar, including those in a selection of 62 currently on tap, incorporates its own bouquet of aromas. A selection of more than 20 sea salts hails from Hawaiian, Australian, and Himalayan mountain homelands, and more than a dozen types of cane sugars fuse with cinnamon, ginger, and habanero. The company, which is located within the South Hulen Shopping Center, can customize products with labels made from photographs of loved ones or prized houseplants.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt satiates health-conscious sugar fixes through self-serve frozen-yogurt stations supplying any of the more than 100 rotating flavors into the cups of culinary creators. Tasty foundations ($0.44/oz.) such as new york cheesecake, Heath bar, and low-carb pumpkin can speed date with any combination of 70 rotating toppings such as old-fashioned granola and fat-free brownies. Options for kosher and gluten-free dining abound on Menchie’s menu, as do no-sugar-added spins on boysenberry and french vanilla along with four dairy-free sorbets. Each culinary creation is crafted by the patron that devours it, allowing for a sweet treat more personalized than dark-chocolate business cards.