In 1947, Don Kilwin struck upon the perfect method for making candies and chocolates—and when you discover perfection, you don't abandon it. That's why almost 70 years later, the chefs at their dozens and dozens of locations across the country still use old-fashioned copper kettles, marble slabs, and Howdy Doody puppets. And guests can see the proof of that: the glass-walled kitchens afford a clear view of the delectable goings-on as the dreamweavers conjure cashew brittle, caramel apples, fudge, and 40 flavors of ice cream. A steaming mug of coffee, hot chocolate, or cider pairs perfectly with these sweet treats.
The hookah's natural habitat is not a nightclub with crashing music and empty drinks slamming against tables. The hookah experience, according to Kimm Smith of Hookah House, should be unrushed and mellow. "It's very meditative," she says, "and should be shared with people you care about." This was the atmosphere in which co-owner Zo spent his childhood in Algeria, where people would spend long hours gathering with friends and families in hookah lounges. He and his Bostonian wife, Michelle, wanted to bring that aspect of Algerian culture to the United States, both to spread a feeling of community and as an homage to the marriage of their distinct backgrounds.
As the fruit-tinged smoke of shisha rises from between murmuring visitors, it passes rich fabrics, which drape the exposed-brick walls, and bright lanterns dangling from a marigold ceiling. Stories seem to overflow from the furniture and textiles, gathered during the couple’s travels in Algeria or preserved from Zo's former life as a sommelier in Paris. This is where patrons linger, resting shoeless feet on bright cushions and pillows as they converse or check email on the free wireless internet. Atop inlaid tables, servers place Turkish coffee, house blends of Moroccan tea, and small plates of Mediterranean-inspired dishes.
On some weekend evenings, live jazz stirs guests to twist among tendrils of smoke before a DJ steps up to spin a range of music, from Earth, Wind & Fire to Jimi Hendrix. Belly dancers, with bells and scarves for all to borrow, demonstrate to patrons how to pass lie-detector tests with just their hips. A psychic-in-residence reads coffee grounds most nights, translating the earthy onyx shapes into predictions about the drinker's future.
Don’t be fooled by the spotless white and powder blue walls that frame DIY Frozen Yogurt’s self-serve pumps—in spite of this sleek aesthetic, a rugged do-it-yourself ethic has found its way into the shop’s desserts. Customers take control of their own destinies as they choose from 14 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt and more 30 fruit, cereal, and candy toppings. Creamy swirls of low-fat yogurt are sold by the ounce, so feel free to pile as much into your cup as you need to fill your appetite or the gas tank of a sworn enemy’s sports car.
Go Yo!’s rotating lineup of more than 12 frozen-yogurt flavors gives sweet teeth a cool respite from the heat, earning the snack haven the distinction as Palm Beach’s favorite frozen yogurt spot by the Palm Beach Post ’s reader poll. After visitors walk, saunter, or teleport into the bright and airy eatery, they’re greeted with instructions on how to build their perfect palate pleaser. Kick things off by furnishing a cup with your choice of yogurt ($0.46 / oz.), which could include such flavors as cake batter, reese’s peanut butter, hershey's kisses chocolate, thin mint cookies, or french vanilla. Then adorn your frosty delectable with more than 40 toppings from a mélange of fresh fruits, candies, and tasty morsels—including mangos, nutella, cookie-dough chunks, and gummi worms—for an edible construction more lickable than a Winston Churchill sculpture made from lollipops. The dessert diner also proffers fat-free and no-sugar-added yogurts, as well as sorbets.
Been serving the Palm Beach communities since 1998. We serve over 16 flavors of frozent yogurt daily and over 40 flavors of supreme ice cream. We take pride in providing the best product to our customers along with exceptional customer service.
Husband-and-wife dessertier duo Mickey and Rosemary Tynski translate the language of love into moist morsels from the confection-covered confines of their bakery. With all pastries baked from scratch daily using gourmet ingredients, hunger-havers can rest assured that their palates are being punched with only the finest sweet treats. Placate protesting sweet teeth with one dozen cupcakes in sizes conducive to either polite nibbles or decorum-ignoring chomps. A palette-popping array of flavors twirls together sweet staples including chocolate, strawberry, and coconut, and the house favorite red velvet’s silky cream cheese frosting combines serious taste with sweet presentation better than a debate on yarn subsidies in Kitten Congress.