The clattering symphony of fallen pins plays on Sylvan Lanes Bowling Center’s 12 gleaming lanes, where competitors hurl resin-based orbs. Here, strike forces assemble for 10-frame mayhem, one-upping one another with stunning spare pickups and graceful pirouettes enabled by their supple-soled rental shoes. On their quest to roll the elusive 300, bowlers can sustain themselves with selections from the menu, such as burgers topped with blue cheese or pizzas adorned with barbecue sauce and chicken. Throughout the alley, plush leather sofas beckon bowlers, and a full-service bar lined with flat-screen TVs keeps guests abreast of contemporaneous sporting events.
Sylvan Lanes also has a private event room that holds over 100 people and can be used for just about any event including birthday parties, family reunions, and showers.
In woks at Bangkok Cuisine, snow peas, shrimp, napa cabbage, and scallops sizzle in a symphony of familiar sounds and tasty smells. Prepared by a chef with over 25 years of experience in Thai cooking, ingredients indigenous to Southeast Asia mingle in traditional Thai dishes, which also draw on the culinary traditions of the country?s neighbors. Catfish fillets marinate before chefs cover them in breading and garlic sauce, and shrimp, scallops, and squid evoke Thailand?s palm-tree-sprinkled coast. Chefs tailor each dish?s spiciness to individual palates, delighting daring diners with thai peppers that can taste mild or hotter than two astronauts making out on the surface of Venus. Fusion dishes include Chinese staples such as sweet ?n? sour sauce.
Piepers Pies plies empty stomachs with a menu of fresh salads, organic soups, and handheld savory pies made from natural ingredients without trans fat or MSG. Hurried hungers can select from 13 quickly prepared breakfast and all-day pie varieties, such as bacon, eggs, and cheese, original beef, spinach and cheese, or traditional chicken quesadilla ($3.39 each). Diners can offset the flaky stuffed-crust eats with the crisp crunch of a fresh salad, such as house vineyard, greek isle, or caesar roma ($5.29 each), while vegan garden-vegetable, homestyle chili, or chicken noodle soups drown landlubber tongues ($3.19 each). Piepers sweetie pies, with fillings of cinnamon, brown sugar, and walnut, cap off meals more sweetly than a cupcake doffing his frosting ($1.99).
The aroma of freshly made waffle-cone bowls wafts through the shop, beckoning customers to come in and top them with 14 self-serve frozen-yogurt and custard flavors. The bowls support frosty mounds of rotating flavors, such as Texas peanut butter, no-sugar-added mint chocolate chip, and watermelon frozen yogurt, or favorite standbys of vanilla and chocolate custard. All of the frozen yogurt and custard is kosher and gluten-free, and there is always a pair of vegan/dairy-free frozen yogurts in stock. A huge toppings bar stocked with more than 35 toppings⎯including cookie dough, gummy bears, and fresh fruit from nearby Hiller's Market⎯awaits the snowy peaks.
After customers have engineered their creations with as many flavors and toppings as they'd like, they pay by weight, just as new parents do with their babies. Customers can also combine their favorite frozen yogurt and topping flavors into a blended Storm, which has fewer calories and less fat than similar blended ice-cream treats offered elsewhere.
In the summertime, Just Peachy’s patio hums with activity. In colder weather, guests scurry inside to sip hot chocolate or organic coffee from Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.
Since the first Fuddruckers opened its doors in 1980, the eatery has unabashedly proclaimed its signature sandwich to be the world's greatest hamburger. Thirty years and 140 franchised stores later lend some real weight to that claim. Using 100% USDA all-American premium cut beef, freshly baked buns, and a garden's worth of crispy vegetables on each burger, Fuddruckers has revolutionized the hamburger in North, Central, and South America. Their menu also includes a slew of specialty burgers that have undeniably shunned the beaten path, with beef substitutes that include buffalo burgers. Furthermore, cooks can accompany these edible masterpieces with a hot batch of cooked-to-order fries.
Waiting in the wings stands a supporting cast of American mainstays, including their hand-blended milkshake and the hot dogzilla, and families tuck into the classic drive-in delights alongside a host of arcade games and sports memorabilia as classic tunes play over loudspeakers.
In a few short years, April and James Forbes have gone from humble dreamers to established-and-celebrated experts in their trade: the tasty-baked-goods trade. Before opening The Cakeria in 2010, the couple sold their home-baked treats at the Dixieland Flea Market, according to the Oakland Press. By 2012, their cupcakes had earned them the championship spot on Food Network's Cupcake Wars—wars in which the kitchen-clumsy Napoleon never would have stood a chance. The key to the couple’s success lies in from-scratch recipes and highly creative flavor concepts; they bake with herbs, oils, and real butter to make confections such as chocolate cupcakes soaked in cherry cola and topped with swiss-meringue buttercream. Their cookies, brownies, and french macarons obtain their distinctive tastes from exquisite ingredients such as tahitian vanilla, dutch cocoa powder, and stardust from the Andromeda galaxy.