Though founder and head chef Sami gave Sugar & Spice’s sweet side top billing, spice plays an equally important role in the restaurant-bakery’s fusion of Italian, French, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern influences. In the home-style kitchen, Sami’s team of bakers prepares desserts the freshest way possible, putting housemade chocolate chip cookies, flaky baklava, and maple pecan squares in the oven as soon as they’re ordered. Before desserts come out, diners wrap their mitts around casual, upscale lunch items such as the pesto chicken Panini on focaccia bread or chicken shawarma served atop a bed of rice. The menu’s Greek wrap with feta, peppers, and olives presents a combination of ingredients that are both fresh and vegetarian-friendly, much like rap songs about mint plants.
Cuisine Type: Mediterranean/i>
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11-18
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Chicken kabob
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Try our freshly baked pita with jalape?o hummus
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Our name, Yalla, commonly means "let's do it," as in "Yalla, let's eat!"
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Fresh, healthy, and tasty Mediterranean food at reasonable prices.
Just weeks before his wedding in 2006, Vaughan Lazar sat down with his college friend Michael Gordon. They weren’t fine-tuning toasts or planning the bachelor party, but rather intently discussing what they could do to make a difference in the lives of others. After a round of brainstorming, they realized that there was a lack of organic restaurants with quick dine-in, pickup, or delivery options, and thus, Pizza Fusion was born. Their menu features pizzas with regular, multigrain, and gluten-free crusts made from scratch and crowned with local produce, free-range chicken, and vegan toppings. Wine, gluten-free beer, and all-natural soft drinks from Honest Tea and Boylan accompany salads tossed with pear and gorgonzola or sandwiches stacked with portobello mushrooms and pesto. In addition to their organic pantry, the restaurant franchise keeps the environment clean, taking measures such as supplying a fleet of hybrid delivery cars for each store, constructing LEED-certified buildings, and purchasing renewable energy certificates to offset 100% of its power consumption. The pizza place is also home to the Organic Kids Club, which teaches children lessons in basic organics and rewards them with Pizza Fusion diplomas and early registration privleges for future semesters.
At Elements Therapeutic Massage, studio manager Susan Comer's team of massage therapists draws upon a wealth of knowledge amassed through international training experience and massage-therapy-school stints. Stationed inside earth-toned massage rooms with dim lighting, soft music, and the calming presence of a dozen cooing doves, therapists prod knots and release tension using four pressure levels, exercising massage techniques such as deep tissue, prenatal, and Swedish. Post massage, the staff eases clients out of their relaxation reveries and as bodies rehydrate and develop a feeling of overall restoration.
Nothing Bundt Cakes mixes fresh eggs, genuine butter, and real cream cheese into rounded risers worthy of slapping up on Mom's fridge. Choose from several moistened cake flavors such as ravishingly rich red velvet or swirlishly scrawled marble. Lemon bundt cake goes particularly well with tea parties attended largely by rabbits, mice, eccentric haberdashers, and confused British girls, and raging chocoholics can get a day’s worth of fixes with the moist and decadent chocolate chocolate chip. Every cake, from the pineapple-studded carrot cake to the streusel-like pecan praline, comes topped with thick petals of Nothing Bundt’s signature cream-cheese frosting. Sizes start as small as a single serving (wee bundtlets are $3.99 each, $45 per dozen) and go all the way up to a two-tiered cake ($65, serves about 26) that resembles a frosted snowman and is perfect for any autonomous ice monster's first birthday.