It’s tempting to spoil your appetite at Le Petit Gourmet, where cinnamon and chocolate croissants, slices of carrot cake and cheesecake, and almond-palmier cookies are arrayed in a glass bakery case. Thankfully, nearby coolers also cradle hams, smoked turkey, and cheese bound for club sandwiches and reubens, served either cold or grilled until crisp. Cooks slip through the dining room, carrying boxed lunches, sandwich trays, and tacos, allowing patrons to cater parties or feed the lumberjack that perches on their sill each morning.
The culinary staff at Super Suppers strives to breathe life back into the American tradition of sitting down to a home-cooked meal. The handcrafted take ‘n’ bake items, which include entrees, sides, appetizers, and desserts, conveniently last in freezers for up to three months or until evicted to make room for hibernating snowmen. Ready-to-heat basil pork chops with caesar penne or bacon-wrapped chicken breasts with cream cheese save time on prep, and a variety of gluten-free, dairy-free, and heart-healthy items offer tasty meals that meet all sorts of dietary restrictions. Instructors also supply ingredients, gear, and know-how during Kids in the Kitchen and Taste of Super Suppers classes that teach participants how to create simple and tasty meals at home.
At Babycakes2go, the baker tends to tiny cakes in dozens of flavors, including chocolate-covered pretzel, chocolate-covered bacon, or chai-latte concoctions topped with a swirl of nutmeg whipped frosting. In addition to ready-to-go treats, a cakeologists can also layer their signature cakes, fillings, and frostings in deliciously down-home Babycakes2go jars, a quaint mason jar brimming with a sundae-like amalgamation meant to be enjoyed via spoons or old-fashioned country chopsticks. Orders are placed by phone and can be picked up at O-Deer Diner and Ice Cream Shop, or can be delivered.
Like any great Italian meal, made-from-scratch dishes at Spaghetti Warehouse are created from family recipes passed down for generations. Using fresh ingredients ranging from ricotta, romano, and mozzarella cheeses to house-made tomato sauce and Italian sausage, chefs labor for up to three days to prepare batches of their 15-layer signature lasagna from scratch. The menu also offers perfectly al dente pasta, bottomless soups, and 12-layer chocolate cakes to share with family and friends.
It?s that feeling of togetherness that people love about Spaghetti Warehouse, a feeling that is only enhanced when the drinks start flowing and the air is punctuated by the sounds of laughter as kids play retro games, such as The Claw prize-grabbing machine. To reach their table, guests commonly have to step through two doors: the front door of the restaurant and the door of the antique trolley parked inside. Since its inception in 1972, the Italian eatery has merged the functions of kitchen and museum. Artifacts such as grandfather clocks, factory flywheels, and circus billboards surround diners as they delve into Italian creations.
The Greater Toledo Auto Show cruises into SeaGate Convention Centre to showcase the latest models from some of the industry?s leading manufacturers, headlined by Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Harley-Davidson, and more. Amid the horsepower and engine revs, family-friendly attractions make the four-day event a gas for all ages, including mascot appearances, contests and giveaways.
The skilled chefs at Pasta Fina swirl 11 types of pasta with more than 15 sauces in their bustling kitchen, as well as prepare traditional Italian dishes, specialty pizzas, and Angus beef steaks. The bistro's wine list fills glasses with ambrosial red and white libations, and the free WiFi allows diners to check their mail or stay up to date on the latest spaghetti-stain fashions. The spacious dining room is also large enough to accommodate sizable fetes, such as board meetings and wedding receptions, with experienced staffers standing by to create custom catered menus comprising the restaurant's classic and contemporary fare.