The Acorn Restaurant came to fruition in the fall of 2008 inside Red Oak Manor, a family-owned-and-operated bed and breakfast. Prior to its transformation, however, the house in which The Acorn resides was a private dwelling, built in 1880, and known locally as both the home and office of the neighborhood physician. Today, the restaurant extends as one of Red Oak's many services, plating up breakfast biscuits at 6:30 a.m. sharp and dishing out deli-style sandwiches for lunch. It also hosts frequent special events, including weddings and bimonthly chef competitions and live music.
Domino's recently reformulated its pizza recipe, which puts the buyer in command of a plentitude of pie-personalizing possibilities. Test the sturdiness of a hand-tossed thin crust with mounds of hearty marinara, ham, chicken, green peppers, black olives, and spinach, or fill a deep-dish foundation with alfredo sauce, bacon, onions, jalapeños, fresh mushrooms, and banana peppers. While delicious design options stretch into infinity like a taffy pull in a black hole, the eatery's specialty pizzas make choosing more manageable. Peruse pies like the MeatZZa Feast, which is piled high with pepperoni, ham, italian sausage, beef, and extra mozzarella, and the Pacific Veggie, a flashy West Coast–concoction of roasted red peppers, spinach, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, black olives, feta, mozzarella, and provolone.
Modeled after an old English sporting estate, British American Sporting Club sates recreational needs with a variety of historic pursuits and modern amusements. Amateur outdoorspeople can learn the basics of freestyle sporting clays on a mile-wide course mimicking upland bird fields, outfitted with discreet target throwers and multiple shooting pegs. With 25 cartridges and clays, as well as a gun rental and appropriate protection for delicate sensory receptors, you can establish a solid base upon which to build long distance apple-coring skills. Bird enthusiasts and hunting buffs alike will enjoy the one to two-hour falconry flight show, where master falconer Mitchell Dickey outlines the history of this noble sport. Marvel at a feathered ensemble including a red-tailed hawk, a peregrine falcon, and a harris hawk, taking to the air for flight demonstrations and miniaturized skywriting sessions. The falcon show is followed by a complimentary English tea service in the club's pub-styled Tudor Rose.
The maritime chefs at Crab King of Augusta populate their savory menu with fresh seafood and a celebrated garlic dipping sauce. Start off with 1- or 2-pounds of shrimp bathed in steam and seasoning blends, recalling a jacuzzi party hosted by Mrs. Dash. Toothsome morsels of bacon-wrapped scallops and fried oysters infiltrate muzzles after increasing their allure with a bath in Crab King's signature garlic dipping sauce. Tea and soft drinks add refreshment throughout the meal, while a pair or quartet of Sara Lee strawberry shortcake cups provides a better finale than eating a The Cosby Show season eight boxed set.
If tuna and yellowtail are part of your plans for the evening, check out Zen Sushi Lounge in Miami's Brickell neighborhood. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Zen Sushi Lounge, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Zen Sushi Lounge, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). The perfect place for a large party, Zen Sushi Lounge will comfortably host your friends and family. During the summer months, don't miss out on Zen Sushi Lounge's outdoor patio seating.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Zen Sushi Lounge patrons come in casual attire. If you need to feed a big crowd, Zen Sushi Lounge also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. If dining out is not on the agenda, Zen Sushi Lounge offers delivery and pickup, too.
Don't forget to tip the valet — Zen Sushi Lounge's South Miami Avenue location provides a parking service.
Checks are bigger than average at the sushi spot, so prepare your wallet.
Offering flavors containing two grams of fat or fewer, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt showers customers with a slew of healthy dessert options that scoop and customize for themselves. Rows of self-serve machines wait for inquisitive hands to release an eclectic mix of flavors—such as vanilla, brownie batter, eggnog, chocolate mint, and gingerbread—into waiting cups below. Customers become maestros at work as they conduct a symphony of sweet and candied toppings, dusting heaps of soft-serve with wisps of coconut, mochi, or cocoa pebbles. After finishing their masterpieces, customers can decamp to seating set between the shop's neon-lime walls to eat away, read over the detailed nutritional information of their favorite flavors, and build replicas of the Sydney Opera House out of discarded spoons.