Demolition Coffee’s menu of gourmet ground coffee, freshly baked pastries, and specialty sandwiches delights patrons and has caught the attention of reporters from the Progress-Index and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The acclaim is due to expertly brewed espresso beverages, sandwiches featuring freshly baked bread, and salads accented with original toppings, such as caribbean chicken. Additionally, Progress-Index reporter F.M. Wiggins lauds the spacious café’s interior as “unique,” with recycled materials “that carry over the 'demolition' theme and the community atmosphere.” Beneath high wooden ceilings and surrounded by refurbished brick walls, wooden tabletops are scattered about the WiFi–saturated seating area to invite leisurely sipping, and regular live music provides entertainment for workaday-coffee cups.
The Flaming Pit II is now under new management and has been since July of 2010. The new owner is Ronette Landry. She offers a varity of different foods here at the resturant. Our specialty is BBQ but Ronette also likes to bring some of her home town cooking of Baton Rouge, LA to all of her customers.
Tropical Smoothie Café's wholesome smoothies are filled to the gills with fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, chocolate, nuts, and healthful supplements, minimizing the crushing guilt of dessert consumption to a soft heartbeat emanating from the floorboards. Puréed potions such as pomegranate plunge (pomegranate, banana, strawberries, and cranberry; $4.79) are stuffed with super fruit, and low-fat options, such as mango magic (mango, pineapples, and non-fat yogurt; $4.29), trick gullible taste buds into believing that they are traversing a candy factory full of whipped-cream lollipops. Supercharged smoothies are stocked with a healthy dose of supplements, such as the kiwi citrus green tea's antioxidant-laden matcha charge or the muscle blaster's whey or soy protein ($4.79 each). Individual supplements can also be added to any other smoothie ($0.79 extra), boosting its magic points by +10.
Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been delighting audiences with theatrical productions since 1965. Housed in what is believed one of the oldest grist mills in America, Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents well known musicals, dramas and comedies for families and adults. A buffet dinner is available.
Hokkaido Steak House's chefs draw inspiration from centuries of Japanese culinary tradition, recreating familiar recipes and relying on time-honored preparation techniques. Pillars of flame occasionally erupt from the tableside hibachi grills, which sear vegetables, filet mignon, and scallops directly in front of diners while the chefs entertain the crowd with dexterous knife skills. The sushi chefs avoid the sizzling grill tops and the winged creatures of Hades that fuel them as they roll fresh, specialty maki with premium fillings of lobster tempura, mango, or cilantro from the safety of the sushi bar.
Joe Helbing captained Howlett's tavern for 13 years before deciding to explore a new career path, only to discover he missed the clink of beer glasses and the chatter of happy guests. Having reaffirmed his passion for the restaurant biz, Joe reopened his restaurant, where he continues to serve the original Howlett's memorable menu of steak-house favorites.
Deep in the kitchen, chefs grill a variety of hand-cut steaks, ribs, and fresh seafood dishes. To craft their signature crab cakes, they season fresh lump crab with a savory rémoulade. Come lunchtime, they turn their attention to making thick paninis and hearty burgers and shaking their fists at the relentless midday sun. Guests linger over last sips of cocktails and final bites of housemade pecan pie at tables that speckle the spacious dining room.