Chef Eric Olsen oversees a menu of delectably stacked dough disks and hearty Mediterranean and American fare. Strip a kebab skewer of savory chicken parmesan ($7) before slaying the artichoke-hearted minotaurs and olive-eyed gorgons of the feta-topped Mediterranean pizza ($23). Transfer years of Lego love to the dinner table by building custom pizzas or pasta dishes, piling eclectic toppings ($1.50–$2) atop an array of crusts, including honey thin ($12–$16), pan ($13–$17), and stuffed ($15–$19). Veggie-laden soups and salads round out full-fledged feasts, and a children's menu caters to mini mouths with options such as mac 'n' cheese and 8-inch pizzas ($5 each, including beverage).
FoxFire Salon & Spa's bay windows, eggshell walls, and floral furnishings blend classic beauty with modern flourishes, and the spa’s staff enhance patrons’ own classic beauty with Aveda plant- and mineral-based products. Aestheticians tailor Elemental Nature treatments to suit each client, choosing signature aromas to soothe nostrils and selecting massage styles such as Swedish, deep tissue, or acupressure to calm old snowboarding injuries that still sting whenever a snowman is near. A Perfecting Plant Peel add-on aims to gently exfoliate and erase fine lines. Finally, a salt glow scrub exfoliates and moisturizes bodies tired of unsatisfying pepper scrubs.
Blending exotic spices, artisan sea salts, and organic garlic, Galena Garlic Company equips stockpots and spice racks with a wealth of flavorful seasoning selections. Grown in Galena, various varieties of whole garlic ($12/pound, available starting mid-July), including german white and music, are ideal for sautéing or broiling. Seasoning savants blend aromatic spices in small batches to help cooks create dishes free of frantic, last-minute spice-trade journeys to India or Texas with seasonings such as BB Que rub ($7). An arsenal of more than 14 fresh olive oils, such as the antioxidant-rich Arbequina extra-virgin olive oil ($17), pair exquisitely with a variety of flavored balsamic and wine ($17) vinegars to create consummate bread dips, salad dressings, and treats for neighborhood tin men.
Denisa's Crepes & Fondues packs fresh, seasonal ingredients into its menu of authentic swiss and french crepes in sweet and savory flavors, plus a mélange of soups, quiche, and salad. Like a location of a haunted mansion’s exit, the featured quiche flavor changes daily ($6), and sweet crepes get their charm from tasty fillings such as lingonberry jam ($5.25), honey ($5.40), and dark chocolate with coconut ($6.80). Savory buckwheat crepes toughen up their doughy exterior by morphing into a diverse lineup of full-meal galettes, including fish au cognac, a Parisian playground where peas and raisins play tag with white fish doused with wine and cognac sauce ($14.75 for lunch, $17.75 for dinner). Sweet dessert crepes decked out with caramelized apples flambé in rum send stomachs into the world gurgling happily ($8.90). Diners imbibe in the restaurant's cozy dining room, covered with hardwood floors, sconce-style lighting, and tabletop flower bouquets that translate all conversations into French.
Anointed as one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2005, Moveable Feast's Deeply Fudgey brownies smother biters' bicuspids in moist, rich dark chocolate. The shop's husband-and-wife duo invented the recipe after hundreds of experiments, some of which resulted in mutant turtle-brownie hybrids who still slowly crawl the earth, surprising children at birthday parties and periodically bathing themselves in cups of milk.