From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spatulas to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers? exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location?s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.
A team of local best friends opened this cozy neighborhood spot to serve up artisanal java and tasty baked treats. Cups of joe brewed from locally roasted beans fuel early morning think tanks ($1.50–$3). Placate sophisticated palates while prodding sluggish brain parts with a selection of espresso beverages ($3.50–$5.50), or bypass lattes in favor of their nutritious, primordial eggs with a bag of espresso beans in chocolate shells ($2.50). Dessert-seeking diners can choose from sweet eats such as scones ($2.25) and biscotti ($1.25).
Green Bean takes its eco-conscious philosophy seriously, using compostable and corn-based paper products and serving 100% organic and fair-trade coffee and tea. Grab a beany beverage for buzzy satisfaction from the café’s extensive menu of specialty coffee drinks, such as the macchiato, breve, Americano, and café au lait. A host of organic flavored teas will satisfy more serene caffeine cravers, while a bevy of delicious real-fruit smoothies entices those who were raised to believe they could not eat their fruit until finishing their dessert.
Lisa's expert framers have been showcasing all manner of memorabilia in creative custom cages for nearly 30 years, and they have the experience to face any framing challenge with a variety of artistic outlines and long-lasting techniques. Immortalize important decisions by framing your humanities degree or showcase your sentimental mementos—such as actual hard copies of your sentiments—in a shadowbox frame. Because every matte-worthy Matisse or frameable Fig Newton is put under glass on-site, you can relax with the knowledge that your keepsakes are kept safe under the watchful gaze of the framers.
The team of culinary connoisseurs at Fig Cafe & Grill quells hunger and thirst with delectable eclectic cuisine and refreshing fruit- and coffee-based beverages. Guests can appease apprehensive appetites with a caprese panini, which is chock-full of fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, and vowels ($6.69). Or opt for the pesto melt, a chicken breast sandwich topped with tomato, romaine lettuce, pesto spread, and gooey goat cheese ($7.95). Pair any stomach-sating entree with a gullet-gratifying specialty Turkish coffee ($2.49 for a medium) or a smoothie ($3.59) such as mango fusion, strawberry sensation, sour green apple, superfruit antioxidant, or banana strawberry. Though not part of today's deal, Fig Cafe doubles as a hookah lounge, where fruity tobaccos can be smoked through a hollowed-out baseball bat.