Kettle & Kernel channels corner candy stores of old, handcrafting each gourmet-popcorn creation and decadent confection with care. The popcorn roster ranges from cozy favorites, such as kettle corn ($1–$20), cheddar cheese ($3–$12), and caramel ($3–$12), to newcomers like root beer, amaretto, and a variegated array of fruit flavors ($3–$12). Luscious fudge ($12 per pound) lures biters into a satisfied lull, allowing a bombardment of sweet, salty popcorn balls ($1–$3) and a hail of hand-wrapped caramels ($12). Kettle & Kernel's Horsey Munch ($6–$36) bridges the gap between dinner and dessert with toasted cashews, pecans, and caramel corn drenched with white chocolate.
Each morning, the cooks at Mary's Cuban Kitchen & Bakery bake fresh pastries filled with ham, cheese, and guava, and grill breakfast sandwiches to serve with café con leche or freshly squeezed orange juice. Later in the day, they stack Cuban-style sandwiches with ham, cheese, and crunchy pickles. There's a different specialty on each weekday: Fridays, for example, bring a tender oxtail stew.
Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. As the shop’s reputation grew, so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&Ms, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies, and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real show-stoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.
Did you know that Coffee loses up to 70% of its flavor and aroma just 14-21 days after it's roasted. Experience the difference of fresh, roasted to order, gourmet coffee. Not only is it fresh roasted, it is also competitively priced with retail coffee that have an unknown shelf life.
Inducing bouts of gratifying brain freeze since 2000, Ollie's Frozen Custard treats overheated pipes to nectarous invigoration with freshly crafted sundaes, milkshakes, and basins of creamy custard. On-the-move snackers can choose to stack cones and dishes with one, two, or three scoops of custard ($2.24–$3.25), and milkshakes and malts provide convenience in a cup with flavors such as chocolate, strawberry, and peanut butter ($3.49). Confectionery decorators adorn a regular sundae with the customer’s choice of toppings, including chocolate chips, blueberries, pineapple, and an optional set of throw pillows ($3.99). Spoon paladins can tame temperamental tongues with pacifying bites of a banana split ($4.49). Or experience the preferred drink of whippersnappers with a drug-store-style soda that floods mouths with sudsy carbonation to the tune of Perry Como’s greatest hits ($3.49).