Although some franchised eateries lose sight of tradition, the cooks at each Godfather’s Pizza locale stick to a 30-year-old practice of slathering thick, original-recipe crusts with vine-ripened-tomato sauce and quality cheese. Not all pizzas begin on robust foundations, however. The cooks also prep golden, buttery, pan-style crusts as well as thin and crispy crusts that allow toppings—such as such as green peppers, artichoke hearts, and seasoned chicken—to take the spotlight. Many Godfather's Pizza locations even offer gluten-free crusts, and a few locations serve pizzas in boxes that are weatherproofed so that they can be reused as sleds.
The 2012 FirstEnergy MAC Tournament pits the top-rated men's and women's basketball teams in the Mid-American Conference against one another to determine who will advance to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Kicking off on Wednesday, March 7, the first three days see the eight quarterfinal teams winnowed down to two remaining squads on Saturday. On the women's side, the Bowling Green Falcons look to claim their third consecutive title, and the men's league's Akron Zips hope for a repeat of last year's triumph over Kent State.
It was 1978. A college dropout and a failed medical-school applicant had just brought together their combined life savings to rent an old gas station. Their plan was to resurrect the empty station and open their own restaurant. Their specialty—ice cream. So begins the story of legendary entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who are better known across the globe as Ben & Jerry. Their small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor eventually became a Burlington, Vermont, favorite, and before long, shops popped up all over the United States and in 25 other countries. Their brand easily attracted customers—homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, natural ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Buzz. Since infusing their first rich and creamy batches of ice cream with natural chunks of fruit, nuts, candies, and cookies, Ben & Jerry's has also operated with a commitment to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. The company practices sustainable food production and business practices that respect the earth and environment. Ben & Jerry’s cartons are made from FSC-certified paper, which comes from forests that are managed for the protection of wildlife, and waste from its plants generates energy to power farms. The company works tirelessly to reduce its carbon emissions; it strongly encourages customers to eat their ice cream in the darkest dark.
When Ronn Teitelbaum opened the first Johnny Rockets location in 1986, his goal was to create a restaurant where people could escape the postmodern blues of everyday life and experience a taste of time-honored Americana. The name itself is a nod to this ideal—it combines the star of a classic American fable, Johnny Appleseed, and a classic car, Oldsmobile’s beefy Rocket 88. The chain now makes itself at home in America's cultural landmarks, including Yankee Stadium and the Flamingo Hotel.
During dinners at the famous burger joints, you’ll see signs of simpler times, starting with the cooks and servers—dressed head to toe in white, including white paper hats, they look like they’ve fallen out of a wormhole from the 1950s ready to sling shakes and cook up some eats. Behind a stainless-steel bar lined with red leather stools they tend to their traditional diner fare, including burgers and melts with sides such as chili-cheese fries and onion rings. Riding sidecar to each meal is a collection of hand-dipped and hand-spun floats, shakes, and malts topped with whipped cream.
With hits such as "I Love This Bar" and "I Like Girls That Drink Beer" packed under his cowboy hat, country music star Toby Keith is nothing if not straightforward. The food at his restaurant inside Harrah's Las Vegas takes on a similar frankness: it's classic, down-home Southern cooking with nary a hint of ambiguity. The menu is populated by Southern favorites, including catfish po' boys, fried Twinkies, and a fried bologna sandwich topped with Miracle Whip dressing and served on Texas Toast. For families with giant appetites or a stressed grizzly bear having a "me day", there's the Big Dog Daddy: a 100-ounce burger teamed up with a pound of fries, a quart of beer, and of course, an order of Twinkies. Individual's brave enough to finish all that receive a t-shirt and a spot on the restaurant's wall of fame.
Hi Point is an eclectic mixture of great coffee, homemade pastries, breakfast and lunch, beer and wine. Fun stuff for the kids, great events, free book exchange and more. There's a lot to experience at Hi Point that goes beyond a delicious latte!