Island Mix's menu flings two distinctive food personalities together in a buddy comedy of comestibility. Initiate ingestion sequences with a fried plantain ($2), fish cake ($3.50), or bowl of shrimp wonton soup (from $4.50) and relax in Island Mix's comfortable lounge environment. Entrees including duck curry ($18.75), jerk chicken fried rice ($9.50), and stewed king fish ($9.45) tempt tempestuous torsos into edible elopement. Dine on Wednesday and enjoy free pool games all day, or challenge dining companions to guess which side of your mouth the cue ball is hidden in.
Hy Tea's experienced beverage brewers invite pairs to relax in their teahouse for Hy-Tea Time, an experience based on British High Tea that blends hot beverages with a variety of edibles. Light flickers across patrons' faces as they chat by the main room's fireplace, where hands warm around cups filled with gourmet blends of tea or the rich flavours of strong americano coffee. Blooming tea, a 100% natural green tea, warms esophagi; chocolate-mint tea is reminiscent of an after-dinner-duel mint. Between sips, couples share buttery scones paired with cheeses, jam, and cream. Digits delight at the sight of finger sandwiches, and teeth sink like a defeated battleship into various sweets and fruits. Customers can venture outside during warm weather to sip drinks on the patio, which offers views of Frenchman's Bay Village and the sun's daily strobe-light shows. Call to make reservations for Hy Tea Time, which is offered at any time.
Crème Brûlée's boutique bakery and café offers a multifaceted menu of sweet and savoury eats and treats catering to various dietary restrictions, with an array of delectable dishes available in sugar-free, low-fat, organic, flour-less, gluten-free, and egg- and dairy-free formats. Striving for freshness and straying from preservatives, the organic jerk chicken quesadilla ($7.89 for a half order) and the spicy tuna melt crepe with jalapeños ($8.25) measure up to these standards with the eagerness of an overachieving sibling (but with none of the parental love-hogging). The Paris dessert crepe ($9.25), filled with hazelnut, banana, chocolate, ice cream, whipped cream, and a splash of Chanel No. 5, provides patrons with the crème de la crème, and a slew of hot drinks including espresso, café mocha, and cappuccino add an energetic jolt to a healthy meal à la mode.
A Canadian chicken depot for more than 40 years, Chick-N-Joy emphasizes fresh ingredients and a homemade approach to chicken dinners. All chicken is sourced from inspected farms, hand-processed (never frozen), lightly seasoned, tenderized with Shiatsu massage, and pressure-cooked in trans-fat-free Canola oil. The three-piece chicken dinner (a $7.90 value with tax) pairs pieces of rib, thigh, and leg with fresh-cut fries and gravy. A salad and buttermilk biscuit, both made fresh daily, complete the posse. A small soft drink (a $1.18 value including tax) seals victory over humanly hunger and thirst, freeing the sated to walk the streets without salivating on lampposts.
As you don an apron and look around the SupperWorks kitchen, you might wonder if you've stepped into the body of a gourmet chef?sous-chefs unseen have chopped and sliced every ingredient imaginable, and now it's up to you to bring each entree to life. The epicurean fantasy continues as staff members begin leading you from station to station on a quest to create 6, 9, or 12 entrees. Each is perfect for freezing and cooking later when you're pressed for time.
SupperWorks' recipes change from month to month?entrees could include pork tenderloin and prosciutto in puff pastry, beef-and-mushroom goulash, and veggie-packed chili. But one thing doesn't change: the easy meal assembly.
All of the planning, shopping, washing, and prepping is done in advance, and the staff cleans up each station as dishes are completed. When the session ends after an hour or two, they'll send you home with easy-to-follow cooking instructions. SupperWorks also keeps prepared meals on hand for patrons to pop in and pick up at a moment's notice.