The taste-bud pleasers at Dairy Queen Orange Julius whip up classic ice-cream treats and real-fruit smoothies. The signature Blizzard's chunky charms are as inescapable as ever, with classic candies and other flavor options blended to unmatched thickness with creamy soft-serve ($3.69+). The waffle-bowl sundae slathers vanilla ice cream in fudge for an appealingly layered delight ($4.99+), and the milkshake puts spoons to shame with its refreshing strawability ($4.39+). Staffers also coax a bevy of delectable fruits from their rinds and blend them into sweet, frozen smoothies ($3.19+).
Before Andrew Krull opened Zest Cafe on the corner of South Wadsworth and West Yale, he spent several years scouting the location. That's because he grew up right across the street. Today?in his home slightly away from his home?Krull creates contemporary American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Feast on pan-seared beef tips, roasted vegetables over beds of quinoa, or pizzas crowned with smoked salmon. In the evenings, sip coffee or glasses of wine at the bar, or dine al fresco on the umbrella-forested outdoor patio.
Proprietor Larry Davis's 43 years of experience in the meat industry lends to the selection of high-quality meats at Gourmet Meat & Sausage Shop. The meat masters age the tender selections for five weeks before hand-cutting them according to each grumbling stomach’s order. Tastily top an empty dining-room table with one of eight different types of sausage, a variety of natural, hormone-free pork and poultry, or a cut of elk, buffalo, or lamb. The Red Bird natural boneless chicken breast ($4.99/pound) proffers a savory centerpiece for any meal, and the marinated fillet sirloin steak ($7.99/pound) is so tender it could be cut through with chopping motions from a persistent tongue. Embrace Saturday morning with thick-sliced hickory-smoked bacon ($6.29/pound) or celebrate a hefty rise with the hearty all-natural pork chops ($3.99/pound).