Toast Café’s dedication to top-notch service comes with a unique twist: Every server tends to every table in an effort to keep glasses filled and customer needs met. Meals are speedily fulfilled in the kitchen, as cooks crack pasteurized eggs into sizzling frying pans, whisk the golden yolks into classic flapjack batter, or prop uncracked shells up on high walls in an effort to re-create nursery rhymes. The café’s breakfast menu is populated with inventive offerings such as french toast stuffed with peanut butter and bananas, whereas lunchtime diners can dig into hearty selections including the meatloaf sandwich crowned with american cheese. The Davidson location also has a dinner menu each Wednesday through Saturday, featuring entrees such as walnut-crusted trout and chicken parmesan. Bartenders at both locations pour signature martinis and wines by the glass.
Fox's craftily delicious menu will sneak around in your backyard and overturn your recycling bins, so eat it quick. Load up with an appetizer such as the three-fourths of a pound of fresh breadsticks ($4.99, $1 extra for cheese) and a small deluxe stromboli (cheese, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions, $8.99), or banish hunger to the cold vacuum of outer space with a two-dozen-piece bucket of hot wings (buffalo, barbecue, Italian, or tequila-lime sauce, one sauce per dozen, $13.99). Hoagies and Wedgies ($7.99)—sandwiches served on a 9-inch pizza crust—are available for cravers of carbohydrate symmetry. To throw a celebration in style, order a gourmet Big Daddy pizza ($21.99) such as the pulled-pork pizza (barbecue sauce, pulled pork, onions, green peppers, and Fox's cheese blend), or mutate the veggie—your favorite five veggie toppings—into a pizzeria permutation of Peter Piper's Pepper Pie (sweet peppers, green peppers, jalapeño peppers, hot banana peppers, and black olives that you lie and tell your cousin are olive peppers).
Roppongi Sushi & Bar takes its name from the Roppongi district of Tokyo, home to a sprawling nightlife and international culture. The sushi bar strives to bring this atmosphere to its restaurant, inviting patrons to sit, revel, and enjoy a menu of sushi and Japanese cuisine. House rolls include combinations such as spicy and crunchy salmon topped with king crab, alongside fresh sashimi, udon noodles, and teriyaki entrees.
At meg-art pottery painting studio, visitors of all ages bring plain white clay to life with kaleidoscopic splashes of color. Upon entering the shop, guests can peruse the selection of more than 1,000 pieces of decorative pottery that owners Sherry and Scott George have hand selected, including cookie jars, ornaments, child and pet handprints, and piggy banks. Adult and kiddie visitors embarking on new painting projects can look to the gregarious proprietors for guidance, and the Meg-Art staff will gladly help them with each step of the painting process, from showing them how to use tools such as pencils, stamps, stencils, and idea books, to turning their clay pieces into shiny new vases or uncontrollable living golems. Visitors can make their painting sessions even more relaxing with tasty drinks and desserts from the in-house espresso bar, which serves tea, milk shakes, and java from Counter Culture Coffee. After guests are done putting the finishing touches on their pottery, the helpful staff will fire pieces in a kiln for no extra charge, and each item is available for pickup in 7-8 days.