Papa Murphy’s serves up a tasty menu of handmade "take ‘n’ bake" pizzas created using dough, cheeses, meats, and veggies that are freshly prepared every day (prices listed below are average; actual prices vary by location). After customers choose their pie, Papa Murphy's personable pizza fashioners will build the pizza in-store and then package it for customers to bake at home in the oven. Customers can select one of Papa Murphy's signature pizzas or customize their pie to a more specific taste, culling from the four sauces, three crusts, and more than 20 toppings available. Watch as Papa Murphy’s pizza professionals corral the ingredients of a signature pizza such as the cowboy ($14.99 for the 16” family size), complete with pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, and black olives. Or request a Chicago-style stuffed pizza ($16.99 for the family size), packed with onions, mozzarella, four kinds of meat, and one of the most efficient public-transit systems in America. Thin-crust fans can opt for an herb chicken Mediterranean deLITE ($11.99 for a large), smothered with feta cheese, olive oil, and spinach. And veggievores can avail themselves of Papa Murphy’s gourmet vegetarian option ($15.99 for the family size), which comes saturated with a creamy garlic sauce. Side your pizza with an order of cheesy bread ($3.99) or a two-liter soda ($2.09).
Eagle Creek Pizza roasts rollicking dough disks in a blazing brick oven, spinning out specialty and custom pies in a family-friendly atmosphere. A pesto, goat cheese, and olive concoction harnesses Mediterranean intensity ($14.99), and a filet mignon, caramelized onions, asparagus, and gorgonzola marvel moonlights as an entire bistro menu in its spare time ($24.99). Individualized edible-circumference options boast three toppings ($2/additional topping), from carnivore-friendly bacon and Italian sausage to vegetarian-worthy spinach and mushrooms ($14.99/regular, $18.99/large). Fervently embrace the adage that true flavor, like beauty, is baked inside a crust by nibbling on a calzone ($7.99) and a soft-sided panzarotti ($11.99), or tour the untossed-dough terrain of meatball-sub paninis ($8.99) and fettuccini alfredo ($9.99).
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 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.
Ritter's Frozen Custard satisfies sweet teeth with a menu of more than 90 rotating custard flavors and an array of sundaes, shakes, and smoothies. A Glacier, a custard cup served upside down to demonstrate its thickness, sends gustatory explorers trekking through a candied landscape studded with myriad toppings including nuts, fruit, and candy ($5.82 for a regular). Besides classic treats, such as banana splits ($6.49 for a regular) and milk shakes ($4.55 for a regular), the custard counter whips up decadent specialty blends including the Mud sundae ($5.82 for a regular), a mélange of chocolate custard, syrup, crushed Oreos, and a plop of real marshmallow that makes mouths feel richer than eating Scrooge McDuck à l'orange.
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.