One Flight Up's name refers to its shaded, dog-friendly balcony location, which overlooks the charming storefronts of Donnelly Street while cultivating relaxation with wind chimes and hanging plants. From 8:30 a.m. into the night, the café serves sandwiches, salads, desserts, and drinks suitable for each hour of the day. Breakfast begins with quiches, coffee, and espresso, and then lunchgoers can dig into tomato-basil bisque or a Harvest chicken-salad sandwich. At night, in addition to the food menu, the café's team cracks open beer bottles and pours wines that include Milton Park shiraz and Cortenova pinot grigio.
On weekend nights, live music wafts through the interior and out onto the balcony, twinkling with string lights. Mondays host open-mic performers, who demonstrate their abilities to take a microphone apart.
On a warm August day in 1938, a father and son unveiled the first sample of what was to become Dairy Queen, selling 1,600 samples on the first day, a feat as unheard of as a dragon that breathes ice. Its ensuing prolific expansion was fueled by its frozen treats, which propelled the dessert shop from 100 stores in 1947 to 1,446 in 1950. Today, their dessert recipes remain largely unchanged, and Dairy Queen has added hearty grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken to its menu. Dairy Queen's enormous dessert menu boasts treats ranging from soft-serve cones and blizzards filled with cookies to takeaway ice-cream sandwiches and cakes.
Sunlight filters through a canopy of green umbrellas, casting a verdant glow on the tables and plants lining Le Bistro de Vie!’s patio. It’s an ideal setting for an eatery that celebrates the farm-to-table freshness of earth-friendly organic fare. The bistro weaves free-range eggs, wild-caught tuna, and organic veggies into the menu of sandwiches, and salads. Stuffed with all manner of nutrients, organic juices and smoothies cool off palates alongside fair trade, organic coffee, which ensures that the workers who harvested the beans have been paid in an equitable amount of thumbs up. The eatery also promotes wholesome dining via an organic co-op, while their adjacent Om Bookstore lines the shelves with books that champion mindful living.
The creative culinarians at Fountain Café rely on fresh, locally sourced ingredients when possible to put a healthy spin on American home-style fare. Early rising diners can fuel up for a day of paper filing and minesweeping with a hearty full order of biscuits and gravy ($3.95) or a parfait of yogurt, granola, and fruit ($5.50). The cinnamon-infused french toast ($4.95) offers a sweet early morning surprise, like a litter of puppies sharing your bed. Silence the afternoon outcries of grumbling tummies with a Reuben sandwich ($6.95), grilled tomato and cheese ($3.25), or very veggie wrap ($4.95). Rotating daily lunch specials ($8.25), such as baked ziti, beef brisket, and stuffed peppers, celebrate the distinctiveness of individual weekdays often overlooked outside of calendar factories. Guests can also opt to swap in gluten-free bread (add $1) with most breakfast and lunch entrees.
Wine Cellars: Uncorked brims with grownup grape juice from around the globe complemented by a menu of light bistro fare. Patrons can order wine by the glass, bottle, or flight of three 2-ounce pours. Savor a glass of Wente chardonnay ($12) or tipple among three different potions in a flight of full-bodied reds ($13). Pair sips with house-crafted bites such as bruschetta with tomato and prosciutto ($4.50) or drunken figs with manchego cheese ($5.50) that croon a slurred but impassioned tune to appetites.