Eating snow is usually unadvisable. At Easy Life Boba Tea, however, the snow is far sweeter than the kind you'd find on the ground or in the back of your enchanted wardrobe. That's because it's fluffy snow?paper-thin shaved ice infused with real fruit and piled into cups, where it's topped with more fruit and chewy tapioca. The velvety snow comes in several flavors, including mango and Thai tea. The rest of the menu is just as diverse, and features milk teas, iced teas, and fruit slushes dotted with boba, as well as crispy snacks such as popcorn chicken and shrimp balls.
In more than 1112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements’ expert fruit florists arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, Granny Smith apples, grapes, and juicy Albion strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Staff can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, or their own special peanut butter and chocolate blend. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate-wielders can personalize gift baskets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and Mylar balloons.
Roma Deli & Restaurant distills the flavors of Italy into its menu and its stores' shelves, which overflow with Old World--style pastas, sauces, and wines. As owner Giuseppe Consarino told the Las Vegas Review Journal in 2010, "a lot of people claim [to use] Grandma's recipes. We have our own grandma in the kitchen." He went on to describe the deli's passion for Italian culinary traditions, such as making sausages and mozzarella in-house and seeking out freshly baked loaves of bread. These ingredients lend rustic flavors to the assortment of hearty sandwiches, sauce-glazed pastas, and prosciutto-topped entrees on the menu.
Roma Deli & Restaurant's decor pays similar homage to Italian culture. A striped awning crowns the deli counter, and the walls sport Old World touches, such as vintage advertisements for Italian wines and a painted mural that commemorates the invention of Rome's first food blog.
Using organic ingredients and a kosher-certified dishes, Panini Café’s menu bursts with vegetarian sandwiches, homemade Mediterranean entrees, and traditional Jewish fare. Kick-start a day with the Israeli breakfast, which plates up two eggs cooked to customer specifications and sidled up to three kinds of cheese and an israeli salad ($9.99). Diners can awaken tummies with appetizers including the cheese-stuffed mushrooms ($5.99–$7.50) or the Greek Plant, which snuggles together feta cheese and pesto in an eggplant sleeping bag ($5.99). The halumi sandwich blends deep-fried halumi and cream cheese on ciabatta bread ($14.99), while the panini special fits emek cheese and tomato between bagels halves ($8.99). Those wishing to sample Mediterranean flavors without the hassle of stealing Socrates's lunchbox can bury faces into burekas, puff pastries stuffed with zesty cheese and vegetables ($8.99).
Jonathan Goldberg knew he wanted to be a small-business owner at a young age, but his original idea to sell creepy crawly bugs to his friends at the playground fell through. With age came wisdom, though his childhood did come into play with his business idea. Goldberg realized that Nevada was scant of the Italian ice and custard shops he frequented while growing up in Pennsylvania; shortly thereafter, CJ’s Italian Ice & Custard was born. Goldberg and his staff swirl frozen custard in flavors such as pumpkin, root beer, cheesecake, and mango. They top spoonfuls of Italian ice with their creamy custard to make a gelati. They also serve Italian ice on its own, sundaes, and concretes, which are custard with candy mix-ins.
Founded by ice-cream enthusiasts Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone Creamery has grown to more than 1,400 locations across North America. Each day, the shop's scoopers mix up fresh batches of ice cream and sorbet, which are served by the scoop, piled high in sundaes, and blended into shakes. After customers choose their desired flavor, the staffers toss the chilly sustenance upon a slab of frozen granite and fold in a smorgasbord of candy and nuts to achieve the ideal ice-cream-to-add-in ratio. Customers can dream up their own creations or opt for a signature masterpiece, sampling one of more than 11.5 million possible flavor combinations, which still await a brave conqueror to unlock them all. To accommodate sweets cravings at celebrations, staff members also dish out premade treats, such as ice-cream cakes and baked goods.