The enormous menu at Frogeez Frozen Yogurt gives visitors a lot of choices. Luckily, almost all of them are practically guilt-free thanks to recipes that require little to no fat. Inventive flavors include sea salt caramel pretzel, gluten free options, dairy free options, as well as a variety of sugar-free sorbets. After customers swirl their preferred flavor into a cup, they can head to the toppings bar to load up on sweet accessories, such as fresh, local fruit, a wide selection of sauces, boba pearls or chocolate galore.
Thames River Greenery unites the fineries of several artisans in the New London community to festoon patrons' lines of vision with an intricate blend of floral arrangements and gifts. Brighten rooms and nourish pet honeybees with floral bouquets such as the spring oasis ($50+), which brings together tulips, hot-pink spray roses, purple mokara orchids, and seafoam statice in a glass cylinder vase. Boxed chocolates ($9.99+) and stuffed animals($9.99+) can be added to arrangements to provide flowers with comfort and sustenance during car rides to their new homes. In addition to plush and prismatic gifts, Thames River carries its own line of wine and spirits ($10+) as well as an array of imported cheeses ($8+). To complement meals with new and interesting flavors, customers can take home a tote of Stonewall Kitchen specialty sauces ($29.95+), including wasabi-ginger sauce, coffee-caramel sauce, and sun-dried tomato-and-olive relish.
The staffers at The Fresh Cow love when people experiment with crazy combinations of frozen yogurt and toppings and promise to never judge a single cup. They also know that it can be hard to know when to stop filling your cup, so in addition to the typical self-serve fro-yo, they offer a flat-rate cup. Those craving another treat besides fro-yo can spoon gelato and sorbet into their mouths.
The Fresh Cow sends party planners home with pies, cakes, and cookie packs for special occasions, and it can cater various special events, including weddings, school functions, and the birthday of that guy who once high-fived the lady on Murder, She Wrote.?The Fresh Cow also happily hosts birthday parties for kids inside the clean, inviting shop with bright blue chairs and blond-colored wood tables.
You might say the pastries at Trixie?s Bakery & Cafe are even better than homemade since you can enjoy them without turning on an oven or scouring local windowsills for pies. Each treat from Trixie's kitchen is prepared from scratch using organic ingredients and sustainable products. So you can feel even better about biting into an apple turnover, bear claw, or peanut butter cupcake, knowing it was made with the utmost care with the well-being of the local community and environment in mind. To offset all that sweetness, Trixie's also serves a number of savory items such as rosemary onion focaccia or roasted veggie quiche, all of which pair well with an espresso drink or fruit smoothie.
At Extreme Freeze/Del's of Richmond, guests treat their taste buds to more than 20 flavors of Gifford's hard- and soft-serve ice cream. In addition to cooling off with sweet, creamy desserts, visitors chow down on crispy fries, fried dough, and any flavor of Del's frozen lemonade.
Rich Hicks and Todd Istre are the masterminds behind many a national food concept?from Rich's southwestern taco at Tin Star to Todd's spicy seafood dishes at Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen. When the duo joined forces to create Mooyah, however, they cleared the tortillas and crawdads from their mind in order to focus on formulating a quintessential American burger.
Today, within scores of Mooyah locations throughout the nation, chefs bustle behind counters, grilling up burgers in accordance to Todd and Rich's formula. Cooks pile beef, turkey, and veggie patties onto white or wheat buns before loading on cheeses and toppings of bacon, fried onion, and avocado. Meanwhile, freshly cut potatoes simmer in fryers, and blenders whirl with ice-cream shakes. Out in the dining room, tabletops and booths sit atop checkered floors beneath walls of chalkboards, where customers can write messages or draw portraits of what they wished they looked like, could they only grow a beard.