Cupcaked folds locally sourced ingredients into more than 20 rotating flavors of moist and creamy creations in its freshly opened shop. Staples such as classic vanilla and chocolate chocolate satisfy commonplace cravings, and the Purple Velvet cloaks tongues in an updated version of its classic crimson ancestor. The bakery's signature key-lime-pie cupcake delivers a scurvy-curbing dose of lime and a dollop of meringue atop a foundation of crushed graham crackers.
Menchie’s streamlines the complicated art of frozen yogurt consumption into three simple steps: mix, weigh, and pay. Choose from a rotating menu of more than 100 flavors such as chocolate cake and pomegranate tart, and then accessorize your cup with the more than 60 toppings, including fresh fruit, sugary cereals, candies, decadent sauces, and cake and cookie crumbles. Crammed cups are weighed ($0.39 per ounce), scores are settled, and satisfied sweet teeth skip off to enjoy frosty spoonfuls. Health-conscious consumers can try nonfat, low-carb, nondairy, and no-sugar-added options. Dairy flavors are packed with live and active yogurt cultures, making each cup a Trojan horse of protein and calcium that can potentially lower cholesterol, boost wilting immune systems, and topple legendary walled empires.
At first it seemed like the only people who would ever hear about Patrick Caldwell's pies were his friends and family. Using a recipe born in North Carolina and passed down from his mother, he'd craft his specialty white-sweet-potato pie for every family gathering. But it was his mother-in-law who gave him the final push to turn his pie-making hobby into a full-time endeavor. Using the family recipe as a blueprint, Patrick began to tweak the formula to make it perfect, aging his white sweet potatoes in a wine cellar for nine months to enhance their natural sweetness and cure them of their fear of the dark. Before long, Patrick's Famous Pies were in high demand at area farmer's markets, where he still sells them today alongside other specialties like sweet-potato bread and peach cobbler.