How do you best channel Elvis Presley?s spirit into a sundae? If you?re the ice cream experts at The Soda Fountain, you forgo the usual bananas in favor of Nutella ice cream topped with caramel sauce, peanut butter sauce, and candied bacon bits. Like the eatery?s other rotating flavors, such as salted caramel and pumpkin pie, each scoop of Nutella ice cream is locally made. In addition to sundaes, ice cream flavors adorn everything from sugar cones to tasty drinks, including egg creams and ice cream floats. As its name suggests, The Soda Fountain also specializes in handcrafted sodas, including three seasonal flavors crafted in house.
You Say When Yogurt Shoppe was designed to give customers that necessary balance between healthy and delicious when they wanted to indulge in something sweet. Rotating flavors for frozen yogurt include creamsicle, boysenberry, and gingerbread yogurt, while smoothies are packed with nutritious flavors like or strawberry, mango, and mojito. Both options provide a refreshing taste and nutritious vitamins and minerals. The frozen yogurt also comes packed with live and active cultures that aid in digestion and give self-guided tours of your stomach.
At 11 a.m. each day, the scents of fresh-brewed coffee and blueberry french toast begin to shift to those of homemade meatloaf and mashed potatoes at Café Perks. The quaint, country-style eatery churns out hearty meals to keep bellies warm and pleasantly stuffed all the way up until dinner, with egg and cheese sandwiches and platters of biscuits and gravy preceding lunch options such as club sandwiches and pork chops. Six types of salads satisfy lighter cravings.
Although Pinkberry boasts more than 170 locations across four continents, every store demonstrates a similar commitment to re-creating the same highly guarded recipe. Beginning with nonfat, hormone-free milk, the frozen-yogurt artisans incorporate live and active cultures into the mixture, creating a frosty kosher treat with a pleasant yet natural tang. This original yogurt is always available, but staffers also concoct new seasonal flavors throughout the year. Additionally, they allow customers to accessorize the tightly swirled servings of yogurt by adding gourmet toppings from the selection of more than 30 possibilities, which includes natural honey-almond granola and italian caramel as well as seasonal fruits, which are cut fresh every day.
Logan's laid-back atmosphere conceals its deliciously hearty brunch, lunch, and dinner options with a thin veneer of mustache and baguette. Eventide eaters can begin their flavorful unraveling of this delectable mystery with an appetizer of crispy oysters with dill remoulade ($12) before delving deeper. The lobster bisque will satisfy light eaters who hanker for creamily concocted crustacean ($5.50), while manly man-mouths cry out for the beefy heft of Logan's pot roast, slow-braised chuck chocked with savory herbs, garlic, onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, and extract of bicep served over Yukon mashed potatoes ($18.50). Split the difference with a satisfying helping of southern-style shrimp and grits, featuring a flavorful duet of a half-dozen shrimp and house-made chorizo ($20), and you'll have room for dessert—a triple-chocolate red velvet layer cake with chocolate mousse and ganache ($8).
Gwen Willhite founded Cookies by Design in 1983, when an unsatisfying brainstorming session about gift ideas led her to ponder one question: why should flowers and sweets remain separate? Her solution was to design the cookie bouquet, where custom, hand-decorated cookies are displayed on sticks and arranged like flowers in gift baskets. Her invention quickly became a popular gift among locals, particularly those allergic to real blooms or too bashful to look at naked cookies.
Twenty-five years later, there are more than 200 Cookies by Design locations across the country. Each shop's team of bakers creates cookie baskets with a degree of care that matches Willhite's original vision, decorating and arranging sweet shapes for birthdays, holidays, and any other special occasion.