Apple Crate’s amply stocked nutrition centers abound with healthy goods and specialty products, including organic foodstuffs, vegan and vegetarian staples, and vitamins and minerals to keep bodies nourished and in good condition. Herbivores can bulk up on organic produce, grains, and spices, and those beset by gluten allergies or flaxseed mania can find products to meet their dietary needs. Shelves also brim with health products and body products, including master cleanse ingredients and skincare items ($13–$40) such as MyChelle face cream ($20). Stock up on coconut waters for the coming palm-tree apocalypse, or jumpstart immune systems with a dose of multivitamins ($16–$25) such as the MegaFood Women’s One Daily ($22). In its commitment to the environment, Apple Crate recycles nearly 100% of its waste and requires staff members to take hourly tree-hugging breaks. Both the stores and Apple Crate's website also offer a veritable library of healthy recipes.
Village Coffee House sates caffeine cravings and silences grumbling tummies with a wide selection of gourmet java drinks, fresh baked goods, and café fare. Much like when a bumblebee gets trapped in one's ear canal, Village Coffee House’s long list of espresso beverages generate an invigorating buzz that stays all day. Start your day off with a café mocha ($3.39/$3.99), caramel macchiato ($3.58/$4.58), or the featured coffee ($1.89/$2.09), made with a carefully selected blend of coffee beans from around the world. Though both locations serve coffee and pastries, the South Peak location offers eight breakfast combos, including a ham-and-egg omelet ($4.49), biscuits and sausage gravy ($3.99), and a BLT sandwich ($3.49), providing the nourishing sustenance needed to withstand a taxing day of typing, stapling, and capturing the pesky office alligator. Noontime noshers can refuel with a grilled or fried chicken salad ($6.99), bacon cheeseburger ($7.99), or fried bologna sandwich ($5.99). With hardwood and tile floors, warm hues, and a cozy selection of tables, couches, and oversized chairs, Village Coffee House provides a relaxing environment for visitors to sip on espresso and surf the free WiFi.
Main Garden is a Chinese style buffet with hundreds of items to choose from! We were voted "Best place for Asian food" in the local 2010 Readers Choice Awards. We have a range of tummy pleasers, ranging from shrimp to sushi to an abundance of chicken dishes. A salad bar and dessert bar are also available! Come and enjoy!
For the past 20 years, the chefs at Sammios Italian have been perfecting a luscious meat-sauce recipe. The rich tomato gravy studded with tender, savory meat arrives at tables over platters of noodles—spaghetti, lasagna, and ziti, to be specific. In addition to pasta, the chefs marinate pork chops in their own seasoning blend and bread eggplant before smothering it with parmesan cheese. In addition to the dining room, meals are also served amid fresh air on the patio. There, servers continue to roll out dishes such as rib-eye steaks stamped with the USDA’s seal of approval—the outline of a cow waving a white flag.
Led by owner and head chef Liz Varnedoe, Bella Villa’s culinary wizards continue their nearly quarter-century-long tradition of crafting made-to-order Sicilian dishes, which populate a fresh, ever-evolving menu. Warm up digestive engines with a scale re-creation of Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood log cabin constructed of Italian cheese sticks ($5.95) before diving into eggplant parmigiana ($8.95) or meat-laden gnocchi bolognese ($9.95). Specialty pizzas include the protein-packed Bella Villa Special, loaded with pepperoni, meatballs, and sausage ($16 for a large), and the cheesivore-pleasing white pizza topped with ricotta and mozzarella ($12 for a large). The eatery’s affinity for its clientele is reflected in menu selections suggested by and named after loyal customers, including Lee’s lobster ravioli ($14.95) and Wallace’s complimentary glass of water.