Hot Rod Cafe sets time-machine dials to an era of poodle skirts and manly pompadours, fueling nostalgic flights with a massive menu of scratch-made Americana. Set off with an order of spicy Hot Rod wings slowly braised and bathed in a house honey glaze ($8.99–$12.99), or start simply with Piston rings, beer-battered hoops of onion with thousand island and ranch dips ($6.99). With sturdy bindings and lamination, the menu manages to support more than 20 delectable hamburgers, such as the Glove Box burger, a hand-pressed half pound of charbroiled patty dolled up with classic veggie accouterments on a homemade bun ($8.75). For finer bites, the Miss Daisy burger presents a patty smothered in french brie, apple butter, dijon, and spinach, and fitted with french-fry spectacles ($9.95). For dessert, customers can slurp up one of seven tastational milk shakes, from pineapple to huckleberry ($2.99–$3.99).
Inside a cozy yellow house, Kari Turnbough keeps her grandmother's memory alive with hearty country cooking that's always homemade. She serves breakfast all day long, but she's especially famous for her Best Breakfast In Town—crispy hash browns topped with sausage gravy, an omelet, and hollandaise. Other favorites include her homemade pecan buns and pancakes dotted with baked apples.
The Copa’s hand-crafted menu explodes with down-home cooking from spaghetti and meatballs in red sauce to macaroni noodles submerged in four golden cheeses and truffle oil. The chefs also dip halibut in a microbrew batter and tempura-batter clusters of avocado, cashews, and pepper jack cheese. Pops of color in the dishes, such as red pepper alfredo slathered onto butternut squash raviolis, reflect the vibrant dining room with orange- and yellow-hued walls, blue tablecloths, and a glow from the fireplace that illuminates people roasting chestnuts from nearby couches.
Tim Mitchell’s not sure how the nickname “Jonesy” originated, only that it was given to him by his father. A joint venture of Mitchell and his wife, Erica, the eatery was named to celebrate family. Here, they welcome customers to make themselves at home as they dig into time-honored recipes of hearty comfort food.
Jonesy’s concept is simple: food made-from-scratch and in bountiful portions. Daily breakfast promises steaming egg scrambles and waffles dolloped with apple slices and powdered sugar. Into the afternoon, the kitchen unloads third-pound burgers topped with onion straws and avocado and the comfort staples of country-fried steak and center-cut pork chops. Also doing justice to the Mitchells’ catering prowess is a large banquet room with seats for up to 50 people or 100 acrobats willing to sit atop one another’s shoulders.
In addition to running Jonesy’s, Mitchell also owns Mangia Catering Company, which can feed parties exceeding 500.
Dealing primarily in drive-up and delivery service, Renee's Espresso and Delivery's small yet robust storefront dishes out a menagerie of café beverages and breakfast and lunch edibles. Intensely smooth coffees such as seven different mochas complement sultry chai teas and refreshing fruit smoothies. A smattering of bagels and pastries tends to appetites, and breakfast burritos, BLTs, and house clubs satisfy through breakfast time and lunch space, which Einstein’s equations explained in plain terms.
Soma shapers can choose to take invigorating group cardio and toning classes or drop by Rep Gym to work out on their own with today’s deal. Guests redeem 10 class vouchers for TRX, Purmotion, or Zumba classes offered throughout the week on a flexible schedule. The gym's TRX cardio-circuit class challenges body-molders with a chiseling 45-minute combo of resistance strength training and drills. Guests unfamiliar with TRX equipment can take a 45-minute beginner class, which familiarizes limbs with the body-refining routine. Physique formers can also slim stomachs and tone thighs to Latin beats during 45-minute or one-hour Zumba classes. The Purmotion circuit-trainer tower shapes bodies with a jungle gym of workout gadgetry, including pulleys, ropes, and pull-up bars, which inspire presidential-fitness-award flashbacks during each 45-minute class.