Bellatorianna's owner and baker, Mary Jo Marsh, makes 17 flavors of gourmet cupcakes. S'mores cupcakes tap into nostalgia for nights spent around an Antarctica campfire, with chocolate cake and tentworthy toppings including chocolate frosting, marshmallow, and graham cracker. Citrusy flavors, including Orange Blossom and Lemon Blossom, top vanilla frosting with their namesakes' zests, and cookies 'n' cream smothers chocolate cake in oreo-infused vanilla frosting. The chocolate-strawberry flavor allows easy enjoyment of the berry without having to bribe the leprechauns that guard most strawberry patches. Inside the cupcakery, festive pink walls evoke the bright peaks of fluffy frostings, hugging speckled café tables, and bright, frosted cupcakes pop through a glass display case. Cupcake charm spills all over the interior, which is decked out with birthday decorations, a crystal chandelier, and a gumball machine that helps teeth practice before biting into a decadent cupcake.
Every day, Orange Leaf’s self-serve fountains dispense fresh batches of nutritious frozen yogurt in more than 60 varieties. In the sprightly lime-green and burnt-orange parlor, customers fill their bowls or bottomless magician hats with flavors ranging from pomegranate to caramel to wedding cake, laying a dulcet foundation for all manner of toppings from the buffet. There, they adorn their creamy treats with fresh fruits, nuts, and syrups. Unlike other ice creameries that try to confuse health-conscious customers by listing nutrition information in arcane units of measurement, such as "a smidge of calories" or "an earful of saturated fat," Orange Leaf prominently displays its yogurt’s impressive low-fat, low-sugar stats.
The chefs at HuHot Mongolian Grill stand around a giant, round grill, preparing sizzling heaps of stir-fry. Unlike at other restaurants, every serving is different because, instead of the kitchen staff, the customer preps each bowl. The bowls may be brimming with chopped vegetables, seafood, and noodles, or they may be composed entirely of water chestnuts. The spice level of each dish varies based on the eater's preferences; MSG-free sauces range from barbecue to sweet teriyaki to five-alarm Kung Pao Yow! Since HuHot Mongolian Grill is an all-you-can-eat affair, diners get the chance to mix and match different ingredients with each trip to the grill.
A procession of blips and blinks marches through Planet X's arcade room. The noise and neon spills over and accents the facility's surroundings, where guests can zap their least favorite cousins during laser tag, release pent-up road rage in bumper cars, or just stand, flabbergasted by the number of activities available. Though interactive entertainment is its bread and butter, Planet X also features a sports lounge with flat-screen TVs, beer, wine, and views of the kitchen staff tossing pizzas by hand.
The cooks at Scott's Family Restaurant specialize in home-style food that comforts and satisfies, earning them multiple nods from KCRG's A-List. In the morning, they griddle omelets and load skillets with seasoned potatoes, ham, bacon, and shredded cheese. Hot sandwiches come layered with house-made meatloaf and beef gravy, and hefty cuts of New York strip steaks cover dinner plates. Children can devour kid-friendly portions of popcorn chicken or macaroni and cheese served with wholesome sides such as mashed potatoes.
The mood is festive and the decor is tropical at The Thirsty Turtle Tavern, where DJs spin lively beats and bartenders whip up a colorful array of fruity cocktails. To complement icy Blue Turtles, creamy Honolulu Hummingbirds, and frosty pints of draft beer, the kitchen provides an array of Hawaiian-inspired eats, including tangy stuffed wings and deliciously messy burgers topped with a fried egg and bacon. To keep guests entertained, the lively pub features music performances, open mics, and karaoke nights.