Playworld Pizza & Fun offers family-oriented funtivities and eats in its pristine game zone. Hit the 18-hole jungle adventure course for four games of mini golf ($4 per game for ages 13 and up, $2 per game for ages seven to 12). The outdoor course, with its lush gardens and general safari theme, offers an ideal setting to challenge the spunkiest of your spawn to a round on the micro-links. Use all four games at once with three of your closest friends, or opt to spread out the value over four solitary rounds. For a serving of post-game sustenance, retreat back indoors to the colorful café, and indulge in your large, single-topping pizza, accompanied down to the depths of your belly with one (or four) of the four, 16-ounce sodas ($17.66 for pizza and drinks).
Owned by newlywed dessert wish-granters Cody and Robin Orvin, California Yogurt Company is a self-serve shop that allows yogurt fans to realize the frozen feasts of their fondest dreams. Each personalized creation begins with your choice of one (or more) of the shop's eight yogurt varieties, featuring their signature tart, all-natural yogurt, as well as rotating flavors such as orchard peach and snickerdoodle, plus daily sorbet and sugar-free options. After selecting a cup size and flavor foundation, make your way to the toppings bar to ogle dozens of garnishes. An extensive spread of fresh fruit, flavored syrups, cookies, candies, cereals, and more ensures that there's a trimming to satisfy the sweet teeth of each and every customer, even picky canines, and especially baby teeth and not-a-girl-not-yet-a-woman teeth.
Legends at Back Achers Ranch calls itself a western-themed restaurant?and that's not just lip service. Diners can slide into booths and chairs situated next to floor-to-ceiling windows that offer an unimpeded glimpse into Back Achers Ranch's arena, which plays host to horseback riding and rodeo events. Riders taming bucking bulls and galloping on their steeds provide an entertaining accompaniment to American food delivered to tables surrounded by walls of rough-hewn wood and corrugated metal. Guests snack on fried squash or pickle slices while browsing the menu's entrees, including fried lemon-pepper catfish, barbecue bacon cheeseburgers, and chicken-fried steak. An array of hearty sides like mac 'n' cheese and mashed potatoes with gravy, meanwhile, ensure that cowboy-sized appetites are satisfied before a day full of lassoin' and boot-scootin'.
For new guests unfamiliar with their restaurant, Darrell and Jan Wiley of Smitty's Bar-B-Que have one piece of advice: relax. They cannot rush the process of building dinners from hickory-smoked meats and hearty sides; thus, they implore impatient diners looking for fast food to seek it in New York City. As guests shoot the breeze in the saloon-style dining room—decorated with wood-paneled walls and vintage signs—they can rest assured that their sandwiches, ribs, and half chickens are receiving the individual care needed for them to shine.
Back Yard Burgers serves up North American Black Angus burgers hash-marked to order on genuine flame-licked grills. Third-pound patties dress for dinner with lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, dill pickles, and a condimental trio of ketchup, mustard, and mayo ($3.59). Or gussy up for patty prom with premium add-ons such as coleslaw, chili, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, and more ($0.35–$0.60 per topping). The grill masters also flip the first white meat, prepping Hawaiian chicken sandwiches with grilled pineapple, mustard, mayo, and lettuce ($4.09). Away from the flames, feel free to enjoy a loaded baked potato ($2.79) and a wide range of pairable plates such as chili cheese fries ($2.59 for regular size), garden salads ($2.19), and sweetly baked fruit cobblers ($1.99).
The dough doyens at Za Za Fine Salad & Wood Oven Pizza Co. draw from a menu of authentic Italian eats, sizzling up Napoli-style wood-fired pizza, mixing fresh salads with locally sourced ingredients, and crafting house-made gelato from scratch. Guests can kick off their evening of chewing, chatting, and cowabungaing over a Perella pizza slathered with goat cheese, prosciutto, and garlic atop a crust made with imported Italian low-gluten flour ($12), or the tangy barbecue shrimp pizza with scallions and wood-oven roasted shrimp ($12.50). Otherwise, delve into one of the dozen specialty salads, including the asian salad blended with chicken tenders, mandarin oranges, and wonton crisps ($9.25), or mount a one-sided staring contest with the chefs as they blend custom salads tableside ($5.25 + $0.50–$4/ingredient). A scoop of silky gelato, which is made fresh in-house every morning ($3.75 for a small), joyously arrives at tables to conclude hearty nosh fests.