Shake's delights sweet teeth with its gourmet frozen custard—a creamier, smoother, and preservative-free alternative to ice cream—as well as a bevy of desserts and drinks. The frost-coated menu features traditional custard flavors and mountains of toppings prepared to pile themselves into a cup, cone ($1.54–$2.62), or sundae ($3.97–$4.44). Scale the butterscotch-drizzled circumference of the Heavenly Angel, swathed in Heath bar chunks and crowned with a cherry ($4.44), or sample the Pink Poodle, a fruity fountain of pineapple, strawberry, and banana ($4.44). Custard connoisseurs looking to mix up their velvety-smooth routine can scoop up one of the shop's Concretes ($3.04–$4.91), a blended confection of custard plus candy, cookie dough, or nuts whipped in a tornado-simulation machine before being used to pave half of the city's sidewalks. To celebrate events of greater importance, such as birthdays or yesterdays, choose one of the four styles of custard-infused cakes ($19.99–$24.99).
At Back Alley Bistro, breakfast begins in the early morning and doesn't end until well past noon. Skilled chefs bustle about the kitchen, sizzling up housemade corned-beef hash, battering french toast, and topping buttermilk waffles with fresh fruit, nuts, and chocolate chips. But the versatile chefs don't limit themselves to breakfast food—come lunchtime, they add juicy Prime Angus burgers and crispy subs to their repertoire. While they enjoy their repast, diners perch at tabletops in the sunny dining room, sipping old-fashioned Coca-Cola and freshly squeezed lemonade.
Exercise detective skills and untested telepathic abilities at the two-hour murder-mystery dinner, an evening of mock murder and faux fatalities unfolding over a three-course meal from Tutto Bene. In between an introductory salad and a cannoli epilogue, guests can nosh on their choice of Tutto Bene's famous lasagna, fettuccini alfredo, or pene vodka pasta. As mouths occupy themselves, the comic mystery begins with a murder, with a detective arriving on the scene to locate the perpetrator in the audience. Work with tablemates to clear your good name, slyly sleuthing and sorting out clues while sketching out blueprints for a deer-stalker hat with integrated deer radar.
A massive big-screen television casts a festive glow across Wing City’s dining room. Pitchers of beer slosh atop tables next to sizzling plates of finger food, including wings doused in 20 types of sauce. Specialty sandwiches, such as classic burgers and philly cheesesteaks, provide filling meals or tasty footballs in case patrons are inspired to go long.
Doctor of Chiropractic Joe Burnham and a team of massage therapists help keep spines in line with custom chiropractic services tailored to treat a variety of ailments. The staff also softens creaky joints, increases mobility, and boosts circulation with deep-tissue massages doled out in 60-, and 90-minute sessions. Dr. Burnham is available for appointments on Mondays 1:30 to 7:30 p.m, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. as well as Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
Pasta Market Italian Restaurant’s executive chef has been cooking Italian cuisine since 1976, crafting the spot’s made-from-scratch sauces, fresh seafood, and hand-tossed pizzas with a seasoned touch. He populates the menu with traditional Italian favorites, from chicken marsala to veal parmigiana to spinach cannelloni. The chefs also adorn plates with seafood, topping pasta in shrimp and steaming clams by the dozen. During lunch hours, the staff guarantees orders will be up in 15 minutes or fewer, and in the meantime, diners can use the free WiFi to stay connected to their work or bone up on techniques for trapping ravioli in the wild.