Ben & Jerry’s has double-handedly transformed ice cream from a dreary and dreaded after-dinner chore into a dazzling treat that can be easily stored in pants pockets. The shops offer a variety of frozen confections, from milkshakes to large ice-cream cups and cones, hot-fudge sundaes, and signature pints. Spoon the cuddly depths of Ben & Jerry’s famous original flavors, such as Cake Batter, Cherry Garcia, Imagine Whirled Peace, Triple Caramel Chunk, Peanut Brittle, Chunky Monkey, Half Baked, Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz, New York Super Fudge Chunk, and more.
Lucky Dog Grille's inviting environs serve up a menu of flavorful pub fare in comfortable noshing quarters for the whole family. Their plump, aromatic Big Dog wings send tongues aflutter, being slathered in one of your choice of 14 sauces and served with a side of palate-cooling ranch or blue cheese sauce ($5.49 for an order of six, $10.49 for 12, $15.99 for 18). Sample the lightly breaded fried pickles, golden brown and sidekicked with ranch ($5.49), or prove the conservative cheese forecast wrong with crispy, skin-on potato skin flats ($6.99). A host of handy handhelds like the spicy feta wrap ($7.99) and BBQ bacon steak Philly sandwich ($8.99) are equally capable of quelling vicious hunger pangs, or doubling as makeshift melee weapons during unexpected Plesiosaur attacks.
The coffee connoisseurs at The Sunsprite Café conjure warm cups of brew, refreshing smoothies, and delicious desserts to enjoy while viewing local art and live performances, including poetry slams, open-mic nights, jam circles, and espresso-chugging contests. Beverage offerings include New Orleans chicory-blend coffee ($1.55–$1.95) and red rooibus tea ($1.95–$2.45). Sunsprite also carries caffeine creations from the local roasters at Star City Coffee Company, such as the medium and dark roasts of Sumatra or the custom-made Brown's Blend. Patrons can pair those with pastries and treats such as muffins ($1.55) and biscotti ($1.95), which enrapture taste buds with dulcet notes of flavor, and enjoy homemade cups of soup ($3.50), which warm esophagi. Walls peppered with the wares of local artists exhibit creativity, and free WiFi allows customers to entertain themselves with podcasts, news, and their favorite samovar's online journal.
Previous business owners and fellow church-goers Kathy and Jennifer decided to combine their experience and favorite recipes to create K & J’s Café. The joint serves a mixture of diner food and soul food, from all-beef hot dogs slathered in chili and onions to weeknight specials such as meatloaf or baked spaghetti. They also cater off-site events, trucking around steaming hot trays of signature meats, seasonal fruit displays, and homemade designer cupcakes.