TRIO Cafe & Lounge is the brainchild of brothers Tony and Paul Rodrigues and their childhood friend, Brian Carvalho. The trio sought to replicate a European-style eatery and lounge in Massachusetts, complete with chic decor, contemporary cuisine, and innovative cocktails. Abstract art speckles the walls of each location's sleek space, where diners sit on cushy couches and clink glasses of sangria over raw oysters and peppercorn-encrusted steaks.
Innovative appetite quenchers doled out amidst flat screen TVs and casual pub environs bolster Rose Alley Ale House up the rungs of culinary greatness. The menu highlights self-proclaimed "Earth's best" wings—privately tested by an unbiased panel of baby Martians—available in a slew of sauces, such as the tongue-torching Lava, burn-soothing blue cheese, and thai peanut ($8.99 for 10). Rose Alley Ale House also hosts eclectic entrees, including Vavo's Hangover Cure, a hodgepodge of chicken and shrimp sautéed in Rozambique sauce atop a mountain of pub style chips ($10.99), guaranteed to erase memories of late-night dials to ex-imaginary friends.
The key to Zazzle.com’s success isn’t a 3,000-strong stock of T-shirts, phone cases, and accessories—it’s the fact that customers can express themselves on products before they're printed and shipped, generally within 24 hours. The website’s user-friendly design interface allows customers to affix their favorite pictures to messenger bags, scrawl personalized messages on coffee mugs, or insert their favorite movie character into family portraits. Zazzle.com also showcases designs from creative customers around the globe and big names such as Disney, Marvel, and The Who. Each product is made to order and bears a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
At Fruitzzy, customers create their own icy treats using as many flavors of frozen yogurt and toppings as they can fit into a cup. The shop rotates its approximately 80 yogurt flavors on a daily basis and stocks more than 40 edible adornments, including fruits, candies, and nuts. To appease as a wide a customer base as possible, the treat haven offers only certified gluten-free flavors and a range of nonfat options. In addition to free WiFi, Fruitzzy offers complimentary valet parking on Fridays and Saturdays, bypassing the need to find a spot or replace the ejector seat before going in.
Incognito is part restaurant, part nightlife destination, where culinary wizards conjure up Mediterranean flavors that energize diners to indulge in a night of music, drinks, and dancing. An appetizer of little neck clams foreshadows feasts of grilled bacon blue burgers, shrimp mozambique, and rotating specials, such as baked stuffed scrod drizzled in béchamel. After polishing off their dinners, revelers can sip on sangria, head to the dance floor, and move their bodies to the sounds of resident DJs, live music, and the clack of nearby diners inspired to play the spoons.