At Mamma Cucina's, murals of terra-cotta-roofed buildings and climbing vines create the illusion that guests are dining in an Italian courtyard. Plates brimming with pastas, marsalas, and calzones contribute to the impression that they are on a Mediterranean vacation; pizzas prepared in the style of Naples or Sicily can be devoured on the spot or shipped home as large, edible postcards.
At Richie B's Diamond Club, an amiable sports-bar atmosphere presents eight large-screen televisions proudly broadcasting events such as football. On weekends, live music and comedy shows entertain as patrons dine on burgers, wraps, wings, and appetizers. Balls scatter across the blue felt of two pool tables as a jukebox plays on.
Though every swirl of frozen yogurt at Wild Berry Yogurt Cafe is an indulgence, it doesn't have to be a diet-breaking one. The shop carries decadent flavors, such as chocolate caramel turtle and peanut butter cookie, as well as lighter options such as the watermelon sorbet and fresh fruit toppings. Wild Berry Yogurt Cafe further helps guests make decisions by posting a Weight Watchers points chart next to the dispensers, contrasting, say, the average Italian restaurant—which does not post such information by its lasagna dispensers. The yogurt isn't just in frozen form, however. Staff also use yogurt to make creamy cakes, pies, and cupcakes that pair well with the houses's gourmet coffee and tea.