Frozen treats, milkshakes, and smoothies provide bursts of chilled refreshment to mouths visiting YoGo Station’s self-serve frozen-yogurt bar. A rotating daily lineup of eight sweet flavors appears on YoGo Station’s menu, and self-serve frozen-yogurt machines let customers pour their own cups, customizing their portions to suit diet plans, or match the precisely measured volume of their mouths. While tons of toppings clamor for a spot atop frozen-yogurt mountains, smoothies and milkshakes also jockey for attention. Much like the facial expressions carved onto Mount Rushmore, YoGo’s inspired menu changes weekly.
McHenry's Bar & Restaurant's stomach-saters whip together hearty plates of pub grub for every meal in a bustling sports-bar atmosphere. Morning munching commences with breakfast offerings, including a hefty selection of revamped classic dishes, such as McHenry's california omelet ($9.29), which tucks a savory blend of chicken, avocado, and melted cheddar cheese into a blanket of eggs before reading it a bedtime story. Derail lunch and dinner hunger pangs with a starter of sausage-stuffed mushrooms ($6.99) before diving teeth-first into McHenry's hearty selection of entrees. Angus-certified beef fills the Golden Gate burger, topped with grilled mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers under an umbrella of swiss cheese ($8.99), whereas baby back ribs slathered in Kansas City–style barbecue sauce ($12.99) silence grumbling stomachs before they blurt out their owners' bank-account numbers.
Barley & Wine initiates beer-lovers into the world of home brewing with a panoply of beer kits, bottling equipment, and thorough classes on the art of brewing itself. Regardless of the medium, students learn the intricacies of the different brewing processes, from fermentation and malt extract to using yeast or choosing the proper equipment. During in-person courses, accomplished home brewers divulge secrets they've learned after living inside a fermentation barrel for three months. Their online shop contains all of the necessary equipment as well, with ingredients, tubing, and books on the subject.
Kid Red Entertainment knows how to crash a party–and make it better. The full-service entertainment company can add a sweet touch to events with confectionary indulgences such as cotton-candy machines or tubs of ice cream from Baskin Robbins. Favorite characters take center stage on rented movie screens or as costumed guests and recite kid-friendly monologues from Titus Andronicus. Kid Red can also supply a DJ to soundtrack sweet sixteens, weddings, school dances, and other celebrations.
Laguna's Awesome Party Palace immerses kids into a world more vibrant than their imaginations. Here, five colorful, themed bounce houses host sessions of sock-clad cavorting. Beloved cartoon characters, including Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, and Tweety, decorate the inflatable houses, alongside a bouncy slide and a train. A selection of family-friendly arcade games fosters bouts of friendly competition throughout the playroom, which is also home to a variety of toys.
During private parties, parents can kick back and leave the planning to the staff, as invitations, snacks, and setup and cleanup are just a few of the perks included in Laguna's party packages.
BounceU transports kids to an inflatable, climate-controlled playground, where they can bounce from side to side in a safe, secure environment. Children can practice for future careers as catapult payloads during adrenaline-pumping birthday parties, with options such as private bounce rooms and glow-in-the-dark accessories, or they can play during open bounce sessions throughout the week.
Adults are welcome to act like 8-year-olds and join the vivacious youngsters in the playground, where they can duel with the foam-shooting equipment or mount the climbing structures while imagining they're synchronized leapers in Michael Flatley's Riverbounce. The attentive BounceU staff will monitor the rebounding playground at all times, ensuring the facilities are safe and clean.
Home to a vast inventory of beautifully crafted earthenware, Panama Pottery provides vessel-seeking visitors with a stunning spectrum of handmade local treasures and glazed, technicolored imports. Peruse the historic studio space and score an 18-inch terra-cotta fluted leg bowl ($21), sculpted by hand on the premises. Or, save yourself a plane trip and snatch up an authentic and colorful Chinese drip pot ($60 for 20”x16”), perfect for containing falling water, plants, or a smaller Chinese drip pot ($10 for 8”x9”). Today’s Groupon can also be applied to a clay or mosaic class, where artists of all abilities can learn under one of Panama’s ceramic specialists. Guests who score today’s deal will also receive a complimentary bag of potting soil, which allows plants to grow better than encasing them in amber.