At PJ's Paesan's Pizza, cooks turn every hunk of dough into one of two pizzas. There's a hand-tossed New York–style thin crust for East Coast enthusiasts and a deep-dish pie that awaits midwestern palates. Atop either, cooks sprinkle custom medleys of more than 15 toppings, ranging from classics like green peppers to more creative fixings like pulled pork. To supplement those pies, the culinary team crafts plenty of other pizzeria favorites, including garlic bread laced with gooey cheese and subs filled with pepperoni and salami.
Even World War II couldn't stop Mark Honeywell. It just slowed him down a little. After establishing himself in the business world by founding a Fortune 500 company, Honeywell committed to the creation of the Honeywell Memorial Community Center, dedicated to his late wife Olive and his parents. Construction began a year later, but the material and labor demands of the war did take a toll, stretching the process out over a decade. When the center was finally completed in 1952, it was obvious that community was at its heart: a roller rink and gymnasium gave residents a chance to bust out their skates and sneakers, and the lounge afforded grown-ups a place to play cards or talk about decoration schemes for their new nuclear-fallout shelters. More recent years have seen the addition of a 1,500 seat theater, a restaurant, and an art gallery.
While some barbecue chefs take sides on the age-old debate about the best cuts and sauces, the grill masters at Jefferson Street BBQ are happy to just serve all of them. They smoke cuts of pulled pork, beef brisket, and slabs of baby back ribs, pairing them with housemade sides such as potato salad, green beans with bacon, and jalapeño corn bread. Their barbecue defines almost every dish, gracing sandwiches, nachos, baked potatoes, even salads. The pulled pork nacho platter, for example, features smoked bacon, nacho cheese, jalapeños, avocados, and your choice of barbecue sauce.
On Sunday mornings, chefs put away the menus and instead stock their buffet table with brunch favorites such as gravy-drizzled biscuits, fried Yukon potatoes, smoked bacon, and waffles. At the omelet station, they cook eggs to order so guests can customize dishes without sending scans of their taste buds to the kitchen before meals.
An abundant number of recreational activities fill the space at Purple Planet 3-D Mini Golf. With black lights illuminating patches of neon paints, the indoor and always air-conditioned cooled mini-golf course bends the mind with challenging greens and mind-bending visuals such as aliens and floating satellites. As they navigate the course’s vortex tunnel and fog-filled corridors, golfers wear 3-D glasses, making obstacles appear to pop out and transforming every hole into an even deeper hole. Purple Planet visitors can also hone their billiards skills with games of pool or try their hand at the games at an on-site arcade.