Mamadou’s Restaurant satisfies visitors with a robust menu specializing in steak and seafood and boasting a healthy selection of soups, salads, and burgers. Diners can inaugurate the foodie festivities with an order of six crab-stuffed mushrooms topped with melted provolone cheese ($6.99) or opt for fried pickles or fried green beans ($6.99 each) to combine the nutrition of vegetables with the fashionableness of a breading jacket. Burgers and sandwiches such as the half-pound cheeseburger ($5.99), the catfish fillet ($6.99), and the classic turkey-club sandwich ($6.59) all come with seasoned fries, enabling eaters to pretend as though silverware has yet to be discovered. Satiate a desire for turf with an 8-ounce slow-roasted prime rib ($14.99, served Wednesday to Sunday) or for surf with a blackened spicy Cajun catfish ($10.99), or combine seafood and landfood with the steak and shrimp, an 8-ounce sirloin with five grilled shrimp reclining on a soft bed of rice ($21.99). All dinners come with a caesar salad or all-you-can-eat salad bar, a choice of starch, a dinner roll, and the vegetable of the day.
A flash of light transports party guests to the Wild West, a spooky pumpkin patch, or the interior of a rococo frame. But this isn't a teleportation device—it's a Mr. Smiles photo booth, which uses digital overlays and greenscreen technology to enhance snaps with backgrounds and scenery. Up to 10 people can pile into a frame at once, striking stately or silly poses for the high-definition lens, and photos print about 30 seconds after each flashbulb pops. Glossy edges tuck into guests' jacket pockets and a commemorative album for hosts, and guests can also browse the night's proofs online.
Inside Howe 2 Party's spacious photo booth, a professional-grade camera captures the grins, silly faces, and bunt signs broadcasted by up to 10 people. Unlimited black-and-white or color strips slide from the booth's lab-quality printer, which produces the results of each session within seconds. To ensure images aren't lost forever in wallets or after being used on Wanted ads, Howe 2 Party offers a scrapbooking service to preserve duplicate strips as well as high-resolution CD-ROMs stocked with all the pictures snapped during an event.
Chefs at Boston Avenue Grille toss salads and layer deli meats on a menu of American staples. Sweet and savory mingle in Boston’s signature salad ($6.35), which balances roasted chicken breast and bacon with cranberries and walnuts atop crisp romaine lettuce. Creamy horseradish sauce enlivens shaved-roast-beef-and-cheddar sandwiches ($6.35) with zesty limericks, and fresh pico de gallo crowns marinated chicken or beef in Boston’s signature burrito ($6.35).
Mister Photo Booth, LLC's friendly attendants arrive an hour before the start of each event to set up their photo booths in preparation for an onslaught of guests, who will flaunt smiles and pose with colorful props and costumes. Sessions inside the booth yield a pair of 2"x7.25" strips-one for revelers to superglue to their fridge and the other for them to paste inside a personalized guestbook for the hosts. The strips, which are printed with a custom logo, make great souvenirs for all sorts of occasions, from weddings and graduation parties to corporate events and trade shows. Although the attendants have seen as many as 10 subjects pile inside a single booth, the vessels are still private enough for solo snapshots or presidential portraits.
BounceU envelops kids in a colorful indoor playground populated with inflatable slides, tunnels, and jump houses. Kids can bounce and boomerang about the clean and monitored environment, which is also climate controlled to fend off the summer heat and a fleet of winter snowmen. Parents may reserve bounce rooms for private parties of up to 25 people. BounceU also hosts a variety of fun party package add-ons that include food and treats, as well as programs, classes, fundraisers, and team parties.