The friendly-family owners behind The Olive Tree whip up a diverse menu of fresh, authentic Mediterranean dishes. The tangy signature hummus ($4.50) tickles tongues either slathered alone atop a fresh, warm pita or surrounded by fava beans, garlic, lemon, and cilantro in the nutritious hummus ful ($7.50). The machmusa ($4.95), or sautéed eggplant, bursts with flavor and concealed fireworks, which plant-partial palates can pleasantly pair with the piquant tabouli salad ($4.50 small, $6.50 large). The spicy gyro’s ($10.95) thin lamb slices sizzle with a zesty house-made hot sauce, and the chicken shawarma ($9.95) struts around in a sultry blend of Middle Eastern spices, green peppers, and rhinestone bellbottoms. For a dish even more authentically Greek than Mexican American actor Anthony Quinn, face-plant into a plate of moussaka ($12.95) and chase it with a dessert of baklava ($2.95) or homemade rice pudding ($2.95). In accordance with Mediterranean restaurant laws, you can legally light any dish on fire so long as you shout "Opa!"
The family behind Crumbz Cakery always loved baking together. With the creation of Crumbz Cakery, they now share their tasty family recipes with outsiders: gooey fudge brownies, cinnamon crunch muffins, and homemade buttercream frosting, to name a few. They also make specialty cakes, perfect for a family birthday, baby shower, or when you realize the baby can't make his own cakes yet. Cakes come in a range of flavors, from yellow and white to red velvet and german chocolate. All can be topped with signature icings, such as chocolate buttercream or coconut pecan.
Customers face two difficult choices at Hashtag Froyo. First, guests peruse a veritable bounty of frozen yogurts and sorbets?including non-fat and no-added-sugar options. The self-serve stations churn out everything from five different varieties of vanilla to maple-bacon donut and tangy pomegranate-raspberry. From there, customers come face to face with their second challenge: choosing toppings from a freshly stocked bar chocked full of more than 60 sauces, candies, nuts, fruits, and sprinkles. When folks have finally made the hard choices, they can take a little breather at the shop's bistro-style tables and bubblegum-pink seats.
Husband-and-wife team Rosario and Taura Auddino, founded Auddinos Bakery & Cafe in 2012, pouring their love of baked goods and a family tradition of Italian cooking into their treats. In the morning, the scent of crispy artisanal loaves and soft sandwich bread wafts out onto the street. The pastry case contains rows of sweet iced pastries including glazed and cake donuts, muffins, and canollis, while the freezer displays rows of tempting gelato flavors. The bakery also tackles savory meals with breakfast and lunch sandwiches including meatball subs, egg and ham croissants, and roma turkey sandwiches, along with 7-, 10-, and 14-inch pizzas baked onsite with a dozen toppings to choose from, or raw pizza dough available for making your own creation at home.