Beginning with nothing more than a modest storefront equipped with a set of custard machines built in 1910, Pav’s Creamery has anointed a bevy of cups and cones with sweet scoops throughout its more than 30-year history. The shop still churns out the old-timey confections with the same machines, and staffers carry on the tradition by scooping loads of flavors into brownie bowls, banana splits, and milk shakes, which travel up straws and human-size hummingbird beaks in a range of creative flavors.
Inspired by the sugar-cane-surrounded Mexican municipality of Jojutlas and its culinary traditions, Jojutlas Mexican Grill re-creates recipes from the region and across Mexico. Housemade tortillas envelop locally sourced ingredients in dishes such as fish tacos with jicama-radish slaw, beef taquitos, and chimichangas prepared with conventional or organic chicken. The kitchen also whips up some entrees in a traditional adobo oven, whose composition of organic clay, earth, and straw imbues dishes with a uniquely authentic flavor. To sate sweet teeth, guests can indulge in sopapillas and strawberry-stuffed churros for dessert. Jojutlas invites frequent patrons to join the Mi Amigo Club, which bestows members with birthday and anniversary treats, as well as a promise to always be picked first for kickball.
Party planners at Maximum Events specialize in decking out dessert tables in delicious sweets personalized with eye-pleasing icing. A changing selection of cupcakes may include such tasty classics such as vanilla cake with buttercream frosting or chocolate cake with chocolate ganache. Unlike black velvet, which makes for a great bathrobe but tastes like fabric, the red-velvet cupcake makes for a poor bathrobe but delights diners with a rich red crumb and a velvety cap of cream cheese. Selecting a variety of inventive flavors such as the raspberry champagne or coconut-pineapple meringue treats taste buds to sweetness and the best kind of spice—variety.
At Yummy’s Bakery, visitors browse house-made baked goods oscillating from flavored fudge confections to savory yeast breads, complete with gluten- and sugar-free options. Eight flavored fudges such as chocolate peanut butter, maple walnut, and blueberry cheesecake keep classic chocolate fudge company in the display case. Meanwhile, chocolate-chip and oatmeal-raisin cookies ($8/dozen) consort with peanut-butter blossoms and gingersnaps ($7/dozen) fresh from the oven. Jalapeño-cheddar rolls ($2) and asiago bread ($5.50) temper the shop's sweetness, and unleavened orange-cranberry bread ($6) and pumpkin-walnut bread ($6) sneak produce past the grainy sentinels of the sugar cabal. Clients may also order cakes such as the Yule log ($8/half, $15/whole), a rolled pastry that customers can eat during the holiday season or burn in the fireplace to lure carolers and harvest their valuable sheet music.
In the late 1960s, seeking a remedy for his allergies and low blood sugar, Smoothie King founder Steve Kuhnau began mixing fruits, nutrients, and proteins in his home blender. The positive impact that followed inspired Steve to share his concoctions and open the first Smoothie King in 1973. Today, with more than 600 locations scattered across the United States and Korea, Smoothie King presides over 90 different flavors, all made with real fruit, natural juices, and specialized enhancers. The business keeps its ever-growing selection of slurp-worthy drinks categorized by their nutritional function, including Trim Down, Get Energy, and Indulge.
For more than 35 years, Reeves Cake Shop has provided northeast Ohio with unique cakes and delectable edibles for all occasions. Its bakers craft elegant wedding cakes in flavors such as marble, carrot, and italian cream, as well as custom-designed cakes in a variety of 3D styles that commemorate birthdays, graduations, and bridal showers. They also bake miniature treats and handheld delights that range from gourmet cupcakes and almond macaroons to chocolate-dipped butter logs, blondies, and apple squares.
For more than 25 years, the master confectioners at Deliciously Different Fudge have been handcrafting gooey slabs of sweetness in more than 30 different varieties, each conjured from scratch in a traditional copper kettle. Calm cravings with flavorful favorites such as peanut butter, coconut, chocolate nut, or maple nut. Classicists will find rich memories in mouthfuls of classic chocolate fudge, and thrill-seeking tongues find blended bliss in taste combinations including strawberry cheesecake, recognized by its pink marbling; cin-a-bun, sweet-roll inspired and swirled with pecans; or chocolate mint madness, known for its creamy-cool taste and ownership of at least 16 copies of Catcher in the Rye.