Chefs at Dough Boys Pizzeria toss rounds of fresh dough every day to make the crusts of their 6”–16” pies. The kitchen names its specialty pizzas after music of yore, from the Al Green Veggie Lovers, to the Dolly Pardon with double cheese and pepperoni, to the Supremes, which keeps pepperoni, ham, sausage, and vegetables hangin' on. Dough Boys also doles out paninis named for celebrities such as the ham-and-bacon Rocky Balboa and all-beef hot dogs such as the Frank Sinatra with sauerkraut and spicy mustard. To wrap up meals, the chefs fry up orders of cinnabites, deep-fried dough balls tossed in butter, cinnamon, and sugar with a topping of vanilla icing.
Saxbys Coffee delights taste buds with coffees brewed from small-batch roasted beans. Green coffee beans journey from their country of origin to Saxbys' roasting facility, where the master roaster employs traditional European techniques to carefully roast each small batch of beans, giving them a light, medium, or dark flavor profile.
In-store baristas spice up cups of java with more than 200 flavorings, such as coconut and toasted marshmallow, that imbue brews with an extra kick. Saxbys Coffee is just as meticulous with the environment as it is with its beverages—all of the shop's lids, java jackets, napkins, and cups are 100% recyclable and 100% welcomed by billy goats attempting to curb their tin-can addictions.
Even though they cheekily dub their beverages Fancy Schmancy coffees, the baristas at Heather's Coffee and Café are serious about brewing flavorful java. To showcase their four drip styles, they concoct drinks such as the Dirty Chai, a blend of espresso and chai tea, and the Smore's, which mixes espresso and steamed milk with the three ingredients of the classic campfire snack.
The pours complement the cuisine of the café's chefs, who begin every morning by filling tortillas with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and a choice of bacon and ham. By lunchtime, the chefs' focus turns to salads, sandwiches, and pizzas, including the Yummo, a medley of garlic pesto, shredded chicken, and corn-and-black-bean relish. Meals unfold Monday–Friday; on Saturday and Sunday, the café closes for private events and baristas-only coffee-ground fights.
Bruno's dough-tossers create pies topped with fresh ingredients underneath a corrugated metal ceiling accented by shiny exposed ducts and suspended pizza-shaped decorations. Start with Bruno's signature Bruno dough, deep-fried doughy dollops tossed in garlic butter and sprinkled with parmesan, before taking on a large 14-inch cheese-covered creation. The pizza, made from the same recipe used at sister store Bruno's in Oxford, dresses to impress in a fine three-piece Italian suit of golden-crusted dough, savory sauce, and gooey cheese.
Committed to fresh café creations, Jumpstart Java's baristas lovingly craft coffee ($1.50+) espresso ($2.05+), and pastries ($1.25+) for fast-breaking patrons, with espresso artwork gracing the foam surface of select cups. In addition to the bean-brewed beverages, JumpStart also quenches liquid hunger with specialty drinks such as smoothies ($3.50+), tea ($1.50+), and hot-chocolate concoctions ($2.45+) made to order.
Lucky Dog Grille's inviting environs serve up a menu of flavorful pub fare in comfortable noshing quarters for the whole family. Their plump, aromatic Big Dog wings send tongues aflutter, being slathered in one of your choice of 14 sauces and served with a side of palate-cooling ranch or blue cheese sauce ($5.49 for an order of six, $10.49 for 12, $15.99 for 18). Sample the lightly breaded fried pickles, golden brown and sidekicked with ranch ($5.49), or prove the conservative cheese forecast wrong with crispy, skin-on potato skin flats ($6.99). A host of handy handhelds like the spicy feta wrap ($7.99) and BBQ bacon steak Philly sandwich ($8.99) are equally capable of quelling vicious hunger pangs, or doubling as makeshift melee weapons during unexpected Plesiosaur attacks.
Sammy's El Pueblo's culinary team oversees a savory marriage of Mexican delicacies and American classics served in a bright, relaxed atmosphere. After scanning the menu, table denizens can clutch one of 25 juicy burgers—the eatery's core stomach filler—such as the bourbon burger, an aptly christened patty of ground Angus beef slathered in bourbon sauce ($8.99). Nine hot dogs, such as the julienned-corned-beef Reuben dog ($5.99), form the yin to the burgers' yang on the American half of the menu, and can be used like notches to keep track of baseball innings or days left in solitary confinement. Guests can also explore the roster of Mexican fork targets, influenced by family recipes, that include enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, and specialties such as the carnitas dinner ($10.99)—tender roasted pork, fresh pico de gallo, rice, and beans served alongside flour tortillas as soft as a down pillow that overindulges its kids.