Jonesy's dishes up a grub-stuffed menu of salads and sandwiches while sating the more revelous hungers of post-work loungers with a walk-in humidor, golf simulator, and warm, communal atmosphere. Diners use putter-like sporks to scoop up the players salad, which bedecks emerald greens with crispy, fried chicken, veggies, buffalo sauce, and ranch dressing ($8.99), or triumphantly raise the Ryder Cup's proud panoply of chilled shrimp and cocktail sauce ($8.99). Paw-pleasing paninis include the Oakmont— roast beef and provolone melted between grilled bread ($8.99)—and the ham and salami-stuffed spyglass ($6.99), which can be readily rolled up to spot the origin of ominous looming smoke rings.
Hearty eats are on the menu at V & C Grill, including slow-cooked barbecue and authentic Caribbean eats such as oxtail and jerk chicken. There’s even a daily, all-you-can eat breakfast buffet with biscuits and gravy, grits, and other southern favorites. The restaurant has been serving up classic American, Caribbean, and soul food for more than 12 years, or approximately the length of time it takes an elephant to forget an old phone number.
The Tailgate-Music Valley Antiques Show and Vintage Marketplace have been going strong for more than 30 years and have offered inspiring design ideas to everyone from new homeowners to seasoned antiquers. The more than 140 vendors display a treasure trove of architectural and industrial items, fine and decorative art, furniture, and vintage and estate jewelry. On Saturday, February 16 at noon, expert designers will also host a hands-on decorating seminar. They'll share ways to incorporate vintage items into a traditional, contemporary, or industrial interior, such as pairing a modern coffee table with a 1920s-era lamp or stuffing a throw pillow with Federal Reserve bank notes.
With summer on its last legs, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up some spray paint for $3.49 or a utility knife for $4.99. Illuminate your bathroom with a 4-pack of Ace light bulbs ($1.79), the better to see by as you caulk ($2.29) your sink. If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. Get keys made, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine (rental prices vary). If you need help finding anything, Ace's knowledgeable staff is available to help get you in and out and on to your next project.
The French Shoppe allows customers to explore a wide selection of women’s specialty items without rummaging through their boss’s closet while she’s at spin class. A helpful staff assists fashion hunters in selecting sportswear and dresses from a variety of designers, including Muse, Melly M, 525 America, Three Dots, and Simon Sebbag Designs, with a bevy of accessories from Yellow Box, Hanky Panky, and Deux Lux spiffing up wardrobes much more effectively than a set of chrome rims. Opt for sunglasses ($10+), rain boots ($42+), tops ($45–$120), earrings ($15+), or summer scarves ($25+). Additionally, the Park Place Center location carries eveningwear that will undoubtedly turn heads at banquets and air-hockey tournaments.