Phoenicia dishes out an extensive menu of traditional eastern Mediterranean cuisine that ranges from baba gannouj to baklava during three-course meals. Duets and quartets of diners can synchronize pita swabs of fire-roasted eggplant baba gannouj, or sample other savory appetizers such as spiced armenian sausage sautéed with onions and tomatoes. Marinated, char-broiled kebabs or lamb or jumbo shrimp are served with rice, vegetables, and treatises on primordial man's cooking tactics, and entrees of beef shawarma strut to tables accompanied by pureed garlic sauce, pickles, onions, and pita bread. A lineup of vegetarian entrees includes hand-rolled grape leaves stuffed with rice, vegetables, lemon, and traditional spices, served with a cucumber-yogurt sauce. Disbelievers in the Tooth Fairy's sweet nature can browse the desserts to cull from an edible ensemble of baklava, double chocolate layer cake, tiramisu, and cheesecake.
Mothers Bar & Grille kidnaps familiar pub cuisine and takes it on a creative joyride. Fuse the best of breakfast and barbecue with the Mothers burger ($9.99), which lands a fried egg squarely on top of a bacon cheeseburger helipad. Mothers famous wings ($7.99 for 12) arrive sweetly slathered in one of six dipping sauces, including Mothers' notorious suicide sauce. Vegetarians can take refuge in the fresh-mozzarella-and-tomato salad ($6.99), or the garlic fries ($4.99), which splash amid thick puddles of Mothers' homemade garlic sauce. Though brick walls and a lacquered wood bar sweat out classic pub ambience, Mothers is also family friendly, with a kids’ menu of five special dishes free of Lego stacked sandwiches. Under the direction of brothers Phil, Joe, Tony, and Michael Simonetta, patrons working on their synchronized chewing routines are regularly greeted by live local bands weekly, poker tournaments, and even salsa-dancing classes.
The waterpark's family-friendly layout is set up with 16 waterslides, a one-million-gallon wave pool, stately palm trees, a water playground, and water. The park's newest attractions, Pirates' Plummet and Walk the Plank, are covered/open-air 200-foot-long flowing slides that end with a 50-foot photo-worthy plunge into the depths of a pool below. Go tubular in the Runaway Bay Wave Pool or the whitewater Jungle Falls. The Hurricane, a swirling slide that is under rising pressure until a final drop dumps you in a pool, is the perfect place to test if sewing your passport into your appendix keeps it safe.
Valenca’s Mediterranean-inspired menu cossets diners’ taste buds, and the restaurant's rustic décor of dark-wood tables and stone brick walls please the remaining senses. Indulge your palate with a savory pasta serving of chorizo penne sautéed with fresh chorizo, white beans, and roasted red onions ($16.50), or opt for a plate of roasted marinated chicken atop a throne of smoked spinach and crowned with tomato, capers, and kalamata olives ($21.50). Steak on the stone, a stone-grilled filet mignon served with spanish potatoes and finished tableside ($28.50), is a Mediterranean treat said to be infinitely more flavorful than pied moss seared on concrete.
The cuisine crafters at 3rd Street Cafe compose a hearty and healthy menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, served alongside gourmet coffee brewed from fresh ground beans. Bowls brim with the homemade soup of the day ($2.75/cup, $3.75/bowl), which has included such ladle-worthy offerings as butternut squash and apple. For the barbecue signature sandwich ($6.95), chefs tuck in sweet and spicy pulled pork on a kaiser roll garnished with a side of cool, crisp coleslaw. Meanwhile, the café veggie wrap ($5.95) snuggles fresh veggies, cheese, and hummus in a whole-wheat wrap that retains its youthful glow with the help of Vidalia-onion dipping sauce and regular deep pore cleansings. A moist slice of sweet-potato cake ($2.75) stands by to reward taste buds with a jubilant finale. For vegetarian guests or those with food allergies, 3rd Street Cafe's sandwich savants can adapt several items on the menu to meet their various gastronomic needs. Outdoor courtyard seating beckons patrons to take the air as they dine or give uppity clouds the what-for. The venue also occasionally hosts events involving live music and poetry by candlelight.
Newly opened Trattoria de Simonetta borrows its name from cofounder Phillip Simonetta, previously known for making some of the best sandwiches in Philadelphia. Simonetta has brought his hoagie prowess home with a menu ripe with substantial subs built atop a foundation of fresh bread delivered daily from New York. Representative beasts include the cuban–a toasted alliance of ham, swiss, pickle, sliced pork, and mayo that holds a one party rule over your mouth ($5.25 for 6", $7.25 for 12"). Pizzas allow diners to stockpile toppings like pepperoni, sausage, and bacon ($9.99 for 16", toppings $1.50 each), and the homemade minicannoli moonlights as a refreshingly conspicuous spyglass ($1.50). Hoagies and other deli delights can be consumed in the trattoria's comfortable seating area or ordered for takeout or delivery.
The Architects Golf Club is a semi-private, 6863-yard par 71 course that honors golf greats at each hole, including such names as Robert Trent Jones & A.W. Tillinghast.
Thyme Restaurant and Bar is located inside the clubhouse. The menu consists of classic American cuisine and is open daily for lunch and dinner.