At Bee Coffee Roasters, a team of knowledgeable baristas brew up single-serving cups of rich, aromatic coffee. Each sip excites the senses with the flavors and scents of small-batch, locally roasted beans, whether in drip-brew, cappuccino, or espresso form.
The Paw Patch Veterinary Hospital teems with dogs and cats visiting for check-ups and grooming from a team of expert vet technicians, assistants, and doctors. They perform a host of services that range from surgery and microchipping to senior care and wellness exams. The expert groomers wash hides and trim nails, or invite guests to bring their pooch to self-serve wash stations, which supply owners with plenty of shampoo to wash off the thick coat of mud, seeds, and sagebrush that accumulates on pets.
The first thing you want to do with a hot pizza is dig in, but if you're so inclined, go ahead and count the pepperoni first. Donatos promises that every pepperoni pizza, sized large or larger, will have at least 100 slices of lean pepperoni spread across the pie. That's just one of the many flourishes that Donatos, founded in 1963, has used to distinguish itself from the rest. There's also its Edge to Edge promise: a guarantee that every pie will be loaded from one end to the other with toppings, from said pepperoni slices to family-recipe sausage to fresh, hand-cut veggies. Donatos' formula seems to have worked, as the once small Italian eatery now spans the nation with more than 150 locations.
Beyond its classic pizzas, Donatos offers many specialty pies, including its chicken spinach mozzarella and Mariachi beef. Each is framed with naturally smoked, aged provolone cheese on top and cornmeal-encrusted dough, from a 50-year old recipe, below. Donatos even offers gluten-free pizzas on its signature Udi's crust. For those searching out other Italian fare, the menu features robust stromboli stuffed with meats and cheeses, and hearty subs. And for dessert, Donatos creates its warm cinnamon brick-street bread, an oven-baked loaf of artisan pull-apart bread with cinnamon spread, streusel, and vanilla icing.
A plate of chicken, jollof rice, and fried plantains is just one of the authentic Nigerian dishes at Beautiful Shades Restaurant & Event Center. The culinary team also sates appetites with meat-topped asaro (AKA yam porridge), fried jalape?o stew, and classics from Efo riro to Whipped Okra. Per the eatery's name, it also boasts a banquet hall, complete with chairs adorned in satin bows and a hardwood-floored stage.
Mohammed Jiallo's culinary roots stretch back more than a century. At age 12, he worked at his father and grandfather's restaurant in Guinea. The establishment, according to the Indianapolis Star, has now been open for more than 100 years. From his post in the kitchen, he continuously added to the mental catalog of African and Caribbean platters that he now re-creates at his own American business.
At Jiallo's African-Caribbean Cuisine, Mohammed is the owner, chef, and resident inventor, testing items that aren't on the menu by ferrying them to tables as samples instead of hiding them in giant after-dinner mints. His staple entrees include oxtail and jerk chicken as well as Senegal's national dish, tiebdjen, fried fish with cabbage and red rice. Housemade hibiscus and ginger drinks balance the food's plentiful seasonings, including those found in the curry chicken featured on IndyStyle.tv.
OMD Family Dining's menu of southern-influenced comfort food adds a comfortable, at-home feeling to the contemporary dining room. Specialties include Jackie's imported pan-fried Louisiana catfish, and GSU Tiger wings doused in a special sauce.