Papa Murphy’s serves up a tasty menu of handmade "take ‘n’ bake" pizzas created using dough, cheeses, meats, and veggies that are freshly prepared every day (prices listed below are average; actual prices vary by location). After customers choose their pie, Papa Murphy's personable pizza fashioners will build the pizza in-store and then package it for customers to bake at home in the oven. Customers can select one of Papa Murphy's signature pizzas or customize their pie to a more specific taste, culling from the four sauces, three crusts, and more than 20 toppings available. Watch as Papa Murphy’s pizza professionals corral the ingredients of a signature pizza such as the cowboy ($14.99 for the 16” family size), complete with pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, and black olives. Or request a Chicago-style stuffed pizza ($16.99 for the family size), packed with onions, mozzarella, four kinds of meat, and one of the most efficient public-transit systems in America. Thin-crust fans can opt for an herb chicken Mediterranean deLITE ($11.99 for a large), smothered with feta cheese, olive oil, and spinach. And veggievores can avail themselves of Papa Murphy’s gourmet vegetarian option ($15.99 for the family size), which comes saturated with a creamy garlic sauce. Side your pizza with an order of cheesy bread ($3.99) or a two-liter soda ($2.09).
Mama Nita's Pizza tantalizes taste buds with savory pizzas, crafted from hand-tossed dough, topped with a selection of more than a dozen toppings, and baked in huge ovens until gooey and golden. Within the eatery's charming green walls, more than 20 specialty pizzas buckle under the weight of mouthwatering combinations such as the Mama's World pie festooned with ham and hamburger or the breakfast pizza topped with an eye-opening mélange of sausage, bacon, onions, maple syrup, and a special blend of yawn-flavored spices. Noncircular meals delight diners in the form of calzones, pastas, and more than 24 sub sandwiches.
At The Coffee Brake Company, the wafting aromas of fresh coffee do not deceive: the staff freshly roasts beans onsite. They select local and artisan beans to blend into java drinks that can be served hot, cold, or by a dance crew from a nearby movie set.
The Post Road Recreation Center provides fun-seekers with a multifaceted diversionary depot full of family-friendly activities and eerie entertainment. Stumble through Slaughterhaus's more than 6,000 square feet of repellent real estate, and then enter the haunted woods for a shadowy game of high-tech tag sure to distract laser-loving poltergeists from their subdued cribbage tournaments. Full-throttled speed-wheeling for up to two hours can be spent cruising with unlimited 10-minute rides on an indoor slick track from behind the wheel of a Deuce Coupe kart, navigating the twists and turns of an outdoor street track in a Formula K racer, or (with VIP passes only) setting off a symphony of sonic booms on an outdoor fast track with the help of a pep-powered Fast Kart.
The Grill’s culinary pros craft an expansive menu of contemporary pub fare served in a racing-centric atmosphere bedecked in Indy 500 memorabilia and HD televisions. To avoid stomach sprains, guests can warm up by bench-pressing beer-battered mozzarella sticks ($5.99) before diving mouth-first into a hand-breaded tenderloin sandwich ($8.79) that spans the circumference of the plate. Main-course meals such as the 8-ounce sirloin steak ($10.99) or barbecue baby back ribs ($14.99/$17.99) come with a choice of two sides, and nine massive half- and full-pound burgers ($6.99¬–$8.99) challenge the Hamburglar's pickpocketing skills. The Grill also boasts a full bar and a jam-packed schedule of live music, which tickles patrons’ cochleae on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
Where the air was once filled with the pounding of hammers and the smell of hot iron, the sizzle of burgers and the scent of maple syrup now reign. Cafe Audrey resides in a historic former blacksmith’s shop whose interior delivers just about what the quaint brick building promises: white-painted wooden chairs and tables, lamps that resemble old kerosene lanterns, and walls lined with vintage photographs. There, families start the day or take a lunch break with soul-food staples such as shrimp po' boys and plates of broaster chicken—named with a portmanteau of “broken” and “toaster”—dipped in crisp, fluffy batter. On the all-day breakfast menu, huevos rancheros and chicken quesadillas add a touch of spice to the morning.
The Post-Tribune highlighted Cafe Audrey as part of the resurgence of the Fort Ben area. Owner Tammy Cunningham didn’t land there by accident: “I wanted a local feel. I wanted to be a part of the community,” she told the paper, adding that the café has built a fan base of “a lot of great word-of-mouth customers” since its 2011 opening.