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.
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.
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.
Jasmin Bradley knew that her mother, Maria, had a longtime dream of owning her own restaurant. So, after serving in the US military for seven years, Jasmin opened Maria's Island Restaurant in her honor. In the restaurant's kitchen, Maria prepares dishes that she remembers from her childhood in the Dominican Republic: tender, meaty oxtail, rich dominican beef stew, and mofongo—a dish of garlicky mashed plantains and pork or shrimp—are a few specialties. After relishing the savory courses, diners can end meals on a sweet note with spoonfuls of flan or sips of morir soñando—a sweet beverage made with milk and orange juice.