The Pirate’s Booty whips up a veritable bounty of freshly prepared pirate-themed plates. The menu proffers delectable gems such as seasoned swords ($2.99) made from thick-cut, skin-on potatoes, and such specialties as the pirate hook ($1.75 each, or five for $7.99), a bacon-wrapped, deep-fried jalapeño stuffed with sausage and cheese. Tattoo a tongue with the specially seasoned Blackbeard’s burger ($6.99) or the Peg Leg chop ($7.95), a tender, batter-fried boneless pork chop. Patrons who sail in with the sunrise can tuck into breakfast plates, such as cinnamon french toast sprinkled with powdered sugar ($3.50) or the Jolly Roger ($2.25), a cheese-topped, oversized muffin filled with eggs and sausage, known to strike hunger into sailors when flown aloft from a ship's mast.
Framed art lines the walls at The Grey Goose, where whimsical paintings of geese and vintage light fixtures set the mood for food. But sight is just one of the senses treated to a feast. The aromas of freshly baked cookies and pastries waft through the dining area to supplant the equally pleasant scents of classic southern meals. Hearty offerings such as the pulled-pork barbecue sandwich meet lavash sandwiches in the form of the veggie burger served up on protein-packed, stone-ground flatbread. The husband-and-wife culinary team of Dana Clark Epstein and Phillip Epstein invite diners to take in a Dinnertainment show while supping at the establishment, where they can hum along to live music or become engrossed in a play while acting out the plotlines with their silverware—napkins make great curtains over a plate stage or a colleague’s face.
At Love In A Cup, frozen yogurt isn't just a dessert—it's a way of showing your body that you care. The shop's natural yogurt boosts bodies’ live, active cultures, which have been shown to bolster the immune system and protect the intestinal tract from the harmful bacteria that steals its lunch money. Eight frozen flavors swirl from self-serve machines, presenting taste buds with a continuum of sweet and tart tastes to explore. The toppings bar rolls out a smorgasbord of fresh fruit and candy to add crisp and crunchy textures to the mix, preventing diners from needing to head to the wilderness to forage for berries and discarded cookie crumbs.
The friendly staff at MaggieMoo's churns dozens of creamy flavors fresh each day before enhancing frozen creations with inventive mix-ins and toppings. They power through shivers to fold nuts, candy, and fruit into ice-cream varieties such as chocolate banana, and sprinkle sugary toppings over ice-cream pizzas, one of MaggieMoo's signature creations. Aside from other avant-garde dessert offerings—which include ice-cream cupcakes—the staff slings frozen favorites including cones, creamy milkshakes, and ice-cream cakes.
Occasional appearances by Miss Maggie Moo, the business's iconic cow, delight customers. She also lends her services to fundraising efforts for local schools and charities.
Ever since Baskin Robbins first began its dessert fashion show in 1953, more than 1,000 original flavors have sauntered across the nation's tongue runways, 31 at a time. With the ice creamery's iconic pink sampling spoons as your guide, taste-test as many as you like until you find the flavor that gives your soul a back rub, whether it's a classic flavor single scoop ($2.29 +) of rocky road or a seasonal scoop of Love Potion #31 (white chocolate and raspberry ice cream loaded with raspberry-filled chocolate hearts) and America's birthday cake. Otherwise, keep it simple and bury your face within the flavor of the month—Lucky Mint. The ice-alchemists at Baskin Robbins can also transmute their ice cream and sherbet into drinkable desserts such as floats, freezes, and shakes ($3.99 +). Noble chocolate chips donate their bodies to ice-cream-swirled science in the premium-churned chocolate chip shake, and custom floats let treatsters plunge scoops of their favorite ice cream into a fizzy soda-pop bath.
Melding the refreshing iciness of the polar ice caps with the sweet bounty of the fruit market, each cup of berrybody frozen yogurt takes taste buds on a globe-trekking journey of refreshment. Made only with natural ingredients and full of healthy nutrients and probiotics, berrybody yogurt is nonfat, contains less than 20 calories per ounce, and is much tastier than gnawing on a crabgrass salad or frozen crab-icicle. Visitors can savor original tart or green tea frozen-yogurt flavors available in small ($3.75), medium ($4.75), or large ($5.95) sizes. Crown your treat with three of 30 available toppings, such as watermelon, coconut, blueberries, and Oreos. New yogurt flavors are available every week for “Flavor Friday,” and patrons can also treat themselves to additional menu items such as the sippable blender ($6.95) or spoonable blast ($5.95).