Smart people like drinking tea, and beyond being a fully relaxing and calming British-grade beverage, tea is said to have numerous medicinal benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and arthritis. Boost your health and lift a pinkie for today's royal deal to The Roswell Teahouse: $10 gets you $25 worth of full-bodied teas and delicious eats. Get your ladies-who-lunch and tea-totaling troupe: today's deal is perfect for catching up with friends over finger foods and steaming cups of tea, or as the pioneers called it, "nature’s water."Roswell, New Mexico (1947): An experimental U.S. military aircraft collides with a purported ship of extra-terrestrial origin in the skies over New Mexico. When it becomes clear that the alien visitors wish to involve their insurance company, the U.S. reacts by the encasing the unsuspecting beings in a concrete bunker six miles below the earth’s surface, firmly telling all witnesses to “be cool.”Roswell, Georgia (2007): The Keep Roswell Beautiful–sponsored Great Duck Race is briefly interrupted when Zebrahead guitarist Greg Bergdorf brings the colorful plastic ducks to life through the power of rock music.Roswell, Ohio (1989–Present): Roswell, Ohio, is home to a nine-foot-high pot-bellied ogre named The Grobbler, who traverses the streets, day and night, devouring pets and pedestrians with abandon, unimpeded by the laws of man or nature, leaving a trail of putrid slime that neither dries in sunlight nor dissolves in rain, but instead criss-crosses the community as a constant reminder that the weak and infirm will never be safe from this mysterious and un-aging storybook beast. Otherwise, a very nice place to live.
At first glance, it’s hard to believe that The Roswell Tap’s building is more than 100 years old. Pals and business partners Sean McDonough, Michael Rozmajzl, and Ron Harvey have worked hard to restore the two-story home, enhancing its original wood beams and hardwoods and adding modern touches such as a second-floor lounge and an expansive deck out back. Today, refurbished red stairs lead to the front door, where the Tap's skilled kitchen staff prepares comfort food from neighborhoods across the states. Smoked salmon board, fish-n-chips, Tap Pittsburgh salad, and southern sliders topped with collard greens and friend green tomatoes grace the vast dinner menu. At lunch, an express service simplifies things with sandwich-and-salad combos as well as half a dozen wings dressed eight ways.
The Roswell Tap encourages patrons to stick around after dinner with plenty of late-night snacks and weekly events, including a singer-songwriter series. Held every Tuesday, the series welcomes crooners to take the stage and compete for cash prizes or the chance to receive a firm, satisfying handshake and a gig for a Friday or Saturday night at the Tap. As others perform, customers can kick back with a signature tap tea drink, infused with tequila or vodka or an irish coffee.
Since opening their first location in 1996, Robeks Fruit Smoothie and Healthy Eats sends their customers well on their way to consuming their recommended daily intake for fruits vegetables, all through a portable smoothie. Customers can step up to the counter and order from a menu of berry, tropical, and “power” smoothies, the latter of which are named for extra boosts of vitamins A and C, fiber, and protein infused in the drink. Nearly a dozen different supplements lend their revitalizing nutrients to the menu, helping create power smoothies like the metabolism-boosting Venice Burner and the heart-healthy Cardio Cooler. Robeks also offers wraps, salads, and gourmet stuffed pretzels, and oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip “power” cookies. Each Robeks location makes a concerted effort to support the neighborhood it resides in, through local organizations, such as Save the Children.
Crafted from health-conscious ingredients and prepared with fresh toppings, Orange Leaf's low-calorie frozen yogurt satisfies sweet teeth while providing bodies with calcium and protein. Aspiring after-dinner architects can construct sweet creations, choosing from up to 30 flavors of yogurts and up to 35 types of self-serve toppings, such as Oreos, honey, fresh fruits, atmosphere-flavored oxygen, and more. Upon completing a tasty tour de force, customers submit flavorful mouth art to be weighed, paying 46 cents per delicious ounce.
Cloud 9 Frozen Yogurt and Cupcakes tantalizes palates with a menu of gourmet cupcakes handcrafted with an artisan's care ($2.75 each) as well as a rotating array of frozen yogurts ($0.44/oz.). Miniature cake masterpieces embellish bellies in styles such as peanut-butter cup topped with Reese's cream cheese and chocolate drizzle, spiced carrot cake, and the triple-rich Choc, Choc, Choc. Meanwhile, a self-serve fro-yo selection keeps taste buds guessing in a Choose Your Own Adventure with plot outcomes such as Georgia peach, creme caramel, pomegranate, cake batter, and "you get eaten by a yogurt monster." Frosty artisans complete their creations with a choice of more than 50 toppings, including cereals, seasonal fruits, nuts, and Oreos, as well as delectables straight from Cloud 9 Frozen Yogurt and Cupcakes' bakery.
Every 36 hours, the dairy mavens at Rita’s Italian Ice scrap their inventory of frozen custard and italian ice and begin churning batches of frozen treats anew. Because freshness is paramount at Rita’s, customers may find only a few of the menu’s full cast of 40 flavors each day. But servers can merge those flavors into countless combinations: the misto, for instance, blends italian ice and custard in equal proportions, and the gelati layers strata of italian ice and frozen custard. Additionally, servers scoop up fat-free Slenderita and sugar-free italian ice for desserts that prove as wholesome and frozen as an ice sculpture of Mr. Rogers.