At the cozy eatery of Cravings Bakery & Cafe, founder Barbie Baumler satisfies jonesings for sweet pick-me-ups and hearty meals alike. Cupcakes ranging from rose-hued strawberry champagne to sumptuous devil?s chocolate share the glass-fronted display case with chocolate truffles and pie. Alternatively, complete breakfasts, lunches, and dinners incorporate the greatest hits of American diners, filling rumbling stomachs with waffles, fried catfish, and pizzas with unconventional toppings, such as the bacon cheeseburger pie. For nuptials and other events?including football Sundays?Cravings? inventive caterers can craft custom spreads, from artfully frosted wedding cakes to cookies that stand in for cymbals during rock concerts.
On nearly every wall at The 5th Down Bar & Grill hangs at least one flat screen TV, beaming in all manner of sports to give revelers their fill of up-to-the-minute scores, triumphs, and defeats. As they hunker down to decimate orders of hand-breaded appetizers or big plates of wings, diners can lock horns over games of Keno or enjoy their pub favorites on the outdoor patio.
Since 1939, Country Kitchen's menu of all-day breakfast staples, hearty dinner options, and farm-fresh fare has sated honest appetites with down-home flavor. Start mornings right or throw dinner off the tracks with breakfast choices such as the Country's Best Skillet—a bed of diced potatoes cushioning scrambled eggs, diced ham, crumbled bacon, and sausage links, all wreathed with laurels of bacon ($8.99). Light, fluffy pancakes are delivered to tables au naturel or with a variety of sweet and fruity toppers. To craft country fried dinner steaks, Country Kitchen's cooks fry breaded, seasoned beef to golden-brown crispness, then pour on a peppered country gravy ($9.99), and the Big Bad Bacon burger loads four strips of cherrywood-smoked bacon onto a dual-patty beef truck, along with traditional burger fixins and a smothering of barbecue sauce ($9.99). Pair a hearty meal with a similarly substantial dessert, such as a hand-scooped shake or malt flavored with Oreos, caramel, or any of the neapolitan three and served in a sizeable tin ($4.95).
With its multitudes of flat-screen TVs, mouthwatering appetizers, onsite sand volleyball pit, and front and rear outdoor patios, it's safe to say that Tiger Club is a sports haven. The 20-year-old bar was recently remodeled, and guests can saddle up to the brand new bar to catch the game or grab a slice of thin-crust pizza. Outside, volleyball teams fight for the championship and their parents’ approval as guests gather at the tables surrounding the court, enjoying cold beers and cocktails. Back inside the bar, the party rages on as friendly patrons create what the staff has dubbed “a Cheers-like atmosphere.”
As Quiznos toasted subs emerge slowly from the oven, guests first sense a toasty aroma, followed by a glimpse of artisan bread crisped to a golden brown, with cheese bubbling over meat such as all-natural chicken, tender prime rib, and italian meatballs. Next, sandwich-smiths layer on fresh veggies and top culinary creations with pestos, sauces, and premium spreads.The menu's first-rate ingredients form a fleet of classic and signature subs, including the baja chicken, which comes adorned with bacon, cheddar, onions, and a drizzle of sweet and spicy sauces. Savory grilled flatbreads and sub sliders extend options beyond the standard sub, and vegetable and meat combinations form fresh salads, which staffers can easily metamorphose into wraps by cocooning them inside Italian-herb tortillas. Customers can stop in for lunch, dash in and out to enjoy a park-bench dinner, or bring their unicycle to juggle their meal home.
Seated among framed photos and wood wainscoting, visitors to The Gathering Place Café munch on hearty servings of daily specials that range from beef burritos to chicken-fried steaks. Serving up kansas city strip steaks every Saturday night and biscuits and gravy each morning, The Gathering Place continuously satiates diners with all local beef and farm-fresh, free-range eggs that wander into the kitchen.