For 30 years, Cakes by Karen has graced gatherings with handmade cupcakes, tortes, and cakes culled from a tasty arsenal of flavors, fillings, and icings. The colorful, creative desserts pair with a variety of occasions, from multitiered wedding cakes decked out with elegant floral designs and smooth icing to fondant-capped tortes in the shape of powdered wigs for Presidents' Day. In addition to baking eye-catching treats, Cakes by Karen furnishes partiers and newlyweds with limousine packages replete with champagne, deluxe stereo systems, and luxurious stretch-limo transportation.
Minnie Beasley’s Cookie Company gratifies sugar seekers with a wide array of baked treats, candies, nuts, and other mouth magnets. Opt for the 6-ounce package and reap the contents of 10 almond lace gourmet cookie gift bags, or savor 16-ounce bundles of baked goods with five almond lace gourmet cookie tins. The cookies are available in both regular and dutch-chocolate flavors and all Minnie Beasley's tasteful temptations derive their scarfability from premium ingredients and can be made gluten-free. Gastro artisans handcraft each decadent morsel, and every order comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, ensuring customers can place their orders without fear of getting stuck with a mean-spirited carrot cake that taunts small children and family pets.
The minds behind COYO Coffee & Yogurt Lounge combined two opposite, yet complementary, cravings: hot drinks and cold snacks. Using locally roasted beans from Dazbog Coffee, baristas craft traditional, fat-free, and non-dairy lattes, as well as the Red Eye, a cup of joe amped up with three espresso shots and the threat of a big term paper. COYO also stocks a rotating selection of hot teas, which, like drip coffee, can be cooled down into iced versions.
Equally cool are COYO's 12-plus frozen yogurts, often made with local ingredients and free of dairy, gluten, and fat. The rotating flavors range from pink lemonade sorbet to chocolate obsession. Hand-swirled by each patron, yogurt treats can be eaten unadorned or smothered with a choice of 70 toppings, including candies and fresh fruits.
Creative customization is key at Yogurtini, where a rotating cast of frozen yogurt flavors meets a large list of toppings to create personalized self-serve desserts. Each day, frozen yogurt flavors such as "The House" plain tart, cookies and cream, and red velvet are culled from a sprawling list and presented for customer selection, with vegan and gluten-free options available. After customers fill their cups or insulated to-go containers with yogurt, they can amble over to the toppings bar, which showcases more than 65 choices including popular candies, cookies, and fruits. Once their frozen treat is complete, customers can relax in one of several sea-foam-green chairs and enjoy.
The chefs at Spanky's Roadhouse perform culinary gymnastics, flipping patties, tossing salads, shaking shakes, and teaching wings how to soar with flavor. Adventurous eaters can build their own burger out of beef ($8.95), buffalo ($10.95), or grilled chicken breast ($8.95), garnishing their meat choice with multifarious toppings ($0.75 each). Or, pad your uninsulated belly cabin with one of 12 signature burgers, such as the Spanky burger, which is assembled with jalapeno-jack cheese, bacon, guacamole, and onions sizzled to a saliva-worthy crisp ($9.95). The Breakfast burger keeps lonely buns company with bacon, cheddar, and a fried egg, and the Fat burger is crowned with a golden, beer-battered onion ring and slathered in barbecue sauce, bacon, and blue cheese. After dousing a burning burger desire before it spreads to nearby stomachs, guests can dig into one of three sliders, such as the piquant barbecue pulled pork ($7.95) or a dozen Roadhouse wings, which come in six flavors, including Chinese Hot, Atomic, and honey barbecue ($8.95).
High Point Creamery is the passion project of husband-wife team Erika Thomas and Chad Stutz?one that began simply with a shared love of ice cream. With the help of a team of seasoned ice cream makers and fresh, local ingredients, they share their passion for this treat with customers, offering dozens of flavor options, plus inventive ice cream flights, "bombes," and sundaes topped with housemade sauces like drizzled chocolate fudge.
Familiar flavors like vanilla bean, milk chocolate, and salted caramel are offered alongside more unusual tasty delights, such as: * Basil with blackberry swirl * Chocolate orange with marshmallows * Cucumber and pear with gin sorbet * Salty Dog chocolate * Earl Grey with shortbread cookies
It's the grownup version of an ice-cream cake, basically. A molded ice-cream dessert that originated in Victorian-era France, the ice-cream bombe consists of three layers of hardened ice cream that are set using an authentic copper mold from the '60s. Once it's frozen, it flies from the mold like a beautiful ice-cream butterfly and is sliced, cake-style, then topped with nuts and sauce.