Inside of a 62,000-square-foot arena, The Alley Indoor Entertainment orchestrates an endless labyrinth of entertainment options including 32 bowling lanes, an electric go-kart raceway, classic and modern arcade games, and billiards tables. The slick assortment of bowling boulevards includes eight cosmic lanes that stay aglow for 24 hours each day. The fume-free racing area spans 16,000 square feet of the facility, allowing racers to compete on a track as large as the average mansion of a Full House fan-fiction writer. In the Back Alley Sports Grill, bowlers, racers, and pool players gather under the glow of two 20-foot projection TVs in addition to flat-screen sets to enjoy concessions such as pizza and soft drinks.
The animal-loving owners of Tanganyika Wildlife Park know that in order to save endangered animals, humans must feel a strong connection to them. It is the park’s mission to foster this connection by putting visitors in close contact with its rare animals. Visitors can gaze at cheetahs and red pandas and feed reticulated giraffes and African spur-thighed tortoises, which are best known for their role in slow-motion Westerns. The park also safeguards endangered animals from extinction by breeding species such as clouded leopards and amur leopards.
A fully equipped and elegant entertainment space, aVenue Banquet Hall hosts corporate lunches, wedding receptions, holiday parties, and more. The five-hour shindig rental comes with the set-up and breakdown of tables and chairs, as well as the sound system's DIY DJ-friendly outputs for an iPod or wireless microphone. Party planners can invite up to 80 people, or 50–60 if opting for a dance-floor setup. Open catering and DJ policies let clients design custom theme parties such as a Hawaiian luau, sock hop, or I'm-glad-we-escaped-that-volcano celebration. Plentiful seating and hardwood floors proffer a solid foundation on which to build a classy wine tasting or a stirring seminar on the difference between stirring often and stirring frequently. Carousers can opt to rent linens, glassware, and silverware for an additional charge. The venue's alcohol policy requires that all alcohol be purchased from Auburn Spirits, which offers discounts for aVenue renters.
The sandwich masons at Toni D's, a mom-and-pop shop, cobble together carbs and cold cuts to cure lunchtime cravings. Diners can choose from more than a dozen sandwiches, all named after the individuals who first corralled the contents between parallel slices. Reuben the Great mingles corned beef, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut in a nod to German heritage on grilled rye ($4.19–$5.79). Chase's peanut butter on white warbles with childlike wonder, with classic jelly and its eponymous edible paste, also good for sticking napkin masterpieces on bathroom mirrors ($3.29–$4.69). Toni D's salad menu ditches gluten for greenery, as in the mandarin orange-green salad, a mix of toasted almonds, red onion, and green peppers in honey and orange dressing ($4.49–$5.99). Homemade chili toasts taste receptors cooled by cold cuts ($4.09–$5.59), while coleslaw ($1.69), tabouli ($1.99), and other sides flavor the main fare.
The Marble Slab Creamery sensory experience begins by just walking past the storefront, where the buttery scent of fresh-baked waffle cones drifts out into the air. Gourmet ice creams are freshly crafted on site from Marble Slab?s original recipe, enticing customer's eyes with a rainbow of colors. Once clients have made a flavor selection, they choose from a smorgasbord of mix-ins, from fresh fruit to nuts to candy and crumbled cookies, which an ice cream chef then hand-folds in atop a frosty marble slab before packing the finished custom-designed flavor masterpiece into a house-made waffle cone.
In addition to procuring hand-held treats, Marble Slab Creamery can send creations home in a variety of other formats, such as ice cream cakes, cupcakes, and hand-packed quarts, or in the capable hands of a catering team for sprucing up special events such a corporate get-togethers or school functions with portable marble slabs or sundae bars in tow.