Cofounders Susanne and Kay are on a mission: to improve the lives of their customers by supplying natural, healthy options for eating, drinking, and other daily routines. A range of dietary supplements, vegan wares, bath products, and homeopathic remedies stocks the shop's shelves, as do wholesome perishables such as free-range eggs and gluten-free bread. To bolster healthy practices, the team at Eterna Health Food Store also offers personal coaching and Doritos-removal services while customers are away at work.
Chef Wendy conjures up a daily menu of delectable cakes and post-dinner delights from scratch, slathering silken ribbons of frosting onto standard and premium cake flavors. Decorated with rose-shaped whirls of cream cheese or butter-cream icing, dozens or half dozens of cupcakes make delicious substitutes for inedible flower bouquets. Works of art alight on custom cakes to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions, and cream-topped pies yearn to be scooped up or thrown in faces. Warm light bathes the bakery's charming interior, where bright furniture contrasts with earth-toned walls that pay homage to Mother Nature’s bounty of sugarcane and cupcake-bearing shrubs.
Inside Yogurt Zone, staff serve up a mix of classic and unique frozen yogurt flavors, such as non-fat birthday cake and low-fat Heath toffee crunch. These frozen creations can also sport a range of toppings, from Fruit Loops and Oreos to cheese cake pieces and yogurt raisins. In addition to dispensing dessert, the shop focuses on reducing and recycling its waste to leave a smaller environmental footprint.
Pirate Coffee Company roasts specialized coffee blends in house and serves them alongside delectable café treats. Every day, caffeinated captains roast beans the classic way, sending flavorful nodules through a gas-heated drum roaster while moving in a counter-clockwise rain dance. Start with a 16-ounce cup of the house blend coffee ($1.75), and use subsequently perked-up senses to peruse the firmer food modules. Banish hunger with The Jolly Roger, a potato-bread sandwich of turkey, bacon, and avocado known to strike hunger into sailors when flown aloft from a ship's mast ($4.75). Alternately, quiet a power-tripping tooth’s sucrose song with a blueberry muffin, cinnamon roll, or cookie fresh from the bakery.
Fat Daddy's 18,000-square-foot interior leaves patrons enough space to comfortably explore the lively sports- and music-centered environment and stick their elbows out while grasping a massive menu of sports-bar fare. Start stomach engines with jalapeño cheese sticks paired with homemade ranch dressing ($5.99) or applewood bacon-wrapped shrimp sidekicked with a zesty remoulade sauce ($6.99). Jam on the culinary accelerator with Frankie's 12-ounce sirloin ($17.95) or a half-pound Texas chili burger crowned with secret recipe Texas chili, jalapeños, and shredded jack and cheddar cheese ($8.49). For a meal coda, confuse a tongue's internal thermometer with a hot-fudge brownie sundae topped with strawberries and cream ($4.95).
Early every morning at Frosted Pink Cake Company, bakers blend bowls of fresh eggs, Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans, rich chocolates, and fruit to create a variety of small-batch cakes and cake pastries. The company was founded by pastry chef Tonja Jefferson, who decided to trade in her corporate career to follow a lifelong passion for baking. This passion shines through in her cakes, topped with custom hand-drawn designs and layered in flavors that include banana chocolate chip and black and white raspberry. On a similarly sweet branch of the family tree, the cakes’ little cupcake cousins come in classic and deluxe flavors that rotate daily and always integrate the bakery’s signature swirl of cream-cheese or buttercream frosting. Some of the more elaborate flavors include a mimicked candy bar—a chocolate cupcake filled with homemade caramel—and an italian cream cake that tops a vanilla cake with mascarpone-cream-cheese frosting, toasted coconut, and walnuts.