Despite the fact that they sell frozen treats, Swirlberry isn't synonymous with sweet—their artisan-made frozen yogurt embraces crisp, refreshing flavors that aren't overloaded with sugar. The machines at each location dispense classic variants such as Greek tart and vanilla, fruity spoonfuls of pomegranate and strawberry, as well as Hershey's ice cream and vanilla custard. Even the flavors that skew toward desserts—birthday cake, for example—are still low-fat and don't overpower the palate.
Every flavor is also kosher, gluten-free, and host to four active live cultures that may aid in digestion. And, Swirlberry's resident yogurt mixologist keeps the menu fresh by inventing seasonal flavors, rather than by combining chocolate with vanilla and calling it "mystery taste." Guests can embellish their yogurt with toppings that run the gamut from fresh fruit and berries to cereal bits and chocolate chips. More decadent non-yogurt treats such as vanilla custard and Hershey's ice cream are also available.
A chic little spot for a taste of both sweet and savory creations, The Crepe?previously known as What Cr?pe? and recently re-opened?is home to more than 50 of its namesake creations. During brunch, lunch, and dinner, chefs prepare a plethora of iterations, including pan-seared chicken with fragrant truffles, or crepes lined with fresh-cut fruit and topped with ice cream and a shake of powdered sugar. Visitors can also build their own versions with either sweet or savory ingredients, or order fresh-brewed coffee drinks and bright, crunchy salads.
Vista Grande rouses visitors' appetites and spirits with flavor-filled Mexican fare served in an eclectic, cantina-inspired atmosphere. The menu's entrees duke it out for diners' approval like capoeira-trained ex-spouses, showcasing traditional dishes such as chili rellenos stuffed with monterey jack ($8.95) as well as north-of-the-border plates of spiced-pork medallions ($10.50). The mountainous Ozark burrito fills its flour tortilla with seasoned beef and guacamole before being smothered in chili con queso and red sauce ($9.75). Margaritas come in flavors ranging from traditional to peach, and their span of sizes maxes out at the 46-ounce Grande margarita, which provides enough vitamin C to make an orange grove blush. A full children's menu is also available to give little tykes something to push around on their plates as they wait for dessert.
The chefs at Sangria Tapas Cafe spread a cozy blanket over the many flavorful regions of the Iberian Peninsula, gaining the trust of 42 types of tapas and four varieties of paella before feeding the naive savories to hungry patrons. With toes tapping sandy tiles and elbows perched on wooden tables in the restaurant's taverna-style dining room, customers can browse a menu bursting with dinner and lunch options. Sharable tapas plates provide culinary overtures, with mushroom caps ($6.95) singing arias silently due to shrimp-stuffed mouths, and potato-and-cheese croquetas ($5.95) muffled with a layer of sour cream. Palates warmed by the pork sausage and tri-colored peppers ($7.95 for lunch; $6.95 for dinner) cool themselves with slices of spanish manchego cheese and bites of dry chorizo. Paellas simmer in four styles, including the seafood-and-vegetable paella swimming in a fish-and-saffron broth, as well as the mushroom paella piled with portobellos, shitakes, and cremini.
Fueled by the passion of winemaker and obsessive-compulsive grape-stomper Lisa Berry, Vintner's Cellar offers several wines fermented in Royal Oak. During your tasting, you'll get to sample five different wines from a diverse range of red, white, fruit, and specialty libations. You'll also get to snack on cheese, crackers, grapes, and crackery grapecheese creations while soaking in the lively décor of intermingling dark and vivid tones like a sponge tuxedo. The wine tasting is good for two people, so buddy up or carefully wheel a frenemy's bed to the cellar before he or she wakes up.
At Tokyo Sushi & Grill, chefs spin out plates of authentic Asian eats alongside a sumptuous spread of quality sushi. Fish fans can fill their tuna tanks with mouthwatering morsels of white tuna ($2.25), yellowtail ($2.25), belly tuna ($4.25), or spicy tuna ($6.50), or mix and match any number of specialty sushi items to create a custom conglomeration of fresh fish, sticky rice, and chopped veggies. Complementing the sushi-heavy repertoire, Tokyo Sushi & Grill draws from the deep wells of Japanese and Thai culinary traditions. The shrimp tempura finds deep-fried succulent jumbo shrimp sharing prime plate real estate with battered vegetables and a tangy dipping sauce ($7.95 for lunch; $9.95 for dinner), and the crazy noodles entree earns its name by throwing together egg noodles, onions, carrots, pea pods, and bean sprouts in a mad mash-up, paired with your choice of protein and 17 copies of The Catcher in the Rye ($7.95–$10.95).