Great American Cookies freshly bakes a wide range of dentist-defying goodies, including a variety of fresh-baked brownies and cookies such as white chunk macadamia, M&Ms, pecan supreme, and snickerdoodle. Relive the wonderment of being a wide-eyed youngster without being zapped by a shrinking ray gun by frisbeeing a Big Bite ($0.89) or Double Doozie ($1.99) cookie right into the kisser. Pick up a half dozen regular cookies ($7.99) or hone gift-giving skills before the holidays with a heart-shaped tin ($16.99) of cookie creations. Quench sweetly inspired thirst with a regular 20 oz. fountain soda ($1.59) or a nice tall glass of even more cookies.
Though fourth-generation dairy farmer Jim King and his wife, Angel, craft the artisanal cheeses at Blue Jacket Dairy, it?s fair to say that the creamery is a fifth-generation family business. The youngest members of the King clan are already hard at work sticking labels on finished wedges of cheddar, quark, and mozzarella. The King family uses small-scale equipment to produce both fresh and aged cheeses, including its signature Gretna Grilling?a semisoft, halloumi-style cheese made with pasteurized whole milk. In addition to ch?vre, mozzarella, and feta cheeses, Blue Jacket?s team makes small batches of Fresh Cheddar Curds, which it prepares plain or flavored with dill, chipotle, garlic, or ranch.
The team of seasoned chiselers at Ice Creations, helmed by master artisan Chad Hartson, sculpts frozen masterpieces designed to heat up aesthetic thermostats at weddings, holidays, or corporate events. Using state-of-the-art computer technology, these ice finaglers summon intricate sculptures, functional centerpieces, and replicas of corporate logos from impassive blocks of frozen Paul Bunyan tears. Their retina-regaling ice displays artistically flaunt food items, such as shrimp and caviar, while simultaneously keeping them chilled. Serve drinks in style at a formal soiree with a basic ice luge ($90) or ice bowl ($90), or appease a king glacier at his birthday bash with a personalized single-block sculpture fashioned from the bodies of his fallen enemies ($270). Patrons must provide Ice Creations with a 5-gallon bucket, an electrical outlet, and the promise of a site-wide ban on high-powered hair-dryers.
Isaac Mizrahi's family ate a lot of frozen yogurt. During one of many trips to the fro-yo shop with his kids, Isaac decided to cut out the middle man and open his own store. He cut the ribbon on his first Groovy Spoon location in Tarzana, California, where swarms of yogurt enthusiasts crowded around self-serve stations built into modern avocado-green walls. The success of that shop, which has been featured on Khloé & Lamar, led to more locations in California and Ohio, each slinging a rotation of more than 20 yogurt flavors, including sugar-, gluten-, and dairy-free options. Cheesecake, Oreo cookie, and pomegranate varieties lay the groundwork for a bevy of healthy and decadent toppings, such as fruit and candy in the form of chunks, tidbits, and 20-sided dice.
In as little as 12 minutes, patrons can bronze their bodies in Tanning Haven’s Matrix bed. It is outfitted with more than 22,000 watts and six facial tanners. Less intense tanning options, such as base beds and standup beds, are also available and allow clients to relax for up to 25 minutes each session. For those wanting a glow sans UV rays, an airbrush tan or dip in a bath of melted pennies does the trick.