At W.D.'s Gumbo Café, wax paper lines red baskets that bear gifts of Cajun chicken sandwiches and sweetwater cornbread, while open-mic crooners serenade parties as they enjoy Southern fare. The tempting menu is a showcase of colorful New Orleans culture, with feasts of chicken and sausage gumbo in a savory brown roux, complimented by more squares of sweetwater cornbread. While health-conscious diners opt for a selection of raw juices or healthy smoothies.
Just a free weight’s throw away from Lifestyle Fitness Gold, health enthusiasts and exercisers fortify their physiques at Lifestyle Café Juice Bar, where staffers juice fresh fruits, veggies, flax seed, and wheatgrass. Meanwhile, organic juices and fruits compose blended smoothies for light meals and refreshing treats.
Beyond Chocolate's confectionary wizards, led by experienced chocolatier Kelly Commisso, silence chattering sweet teeth with handmade cake pops. Clothed in top-notch Belgian chocolate and garnishes of swirls or sprinkles, the toothsome spheres contain luscious centers of white, yellow, or chocolate cake. Meanwhile, resident chocolatiers manipulate gourmet chocolate to create 10 varieties of truffles, as well as turtles, almond bark, and drizzled strawberries, which helps customers to fulfill the food pyramid’s recommended 16 servings of chocolate per day. As passionate about making confections as they are about sharing their techniques, the skilled staff teaches classes on the art of crafting cake pops and creating molds, sending students home with their own delectable, handmade desserts.
Courthouse Cafe & Grill sits right across the street from the place that inspired its name, and a half-a-world away from the place that inspired its cuisine. Just a few steps from the Macomb County Circuit Court, the family-owned restaurant brings traditional Lebanese dishes to the Mount Clemens community and to judges tired of chewing on the same old gavel. An expert chef with decades of experience creates the eatery's colorful spread, which sizzles with fresh-from-the-grill shish kabobs and lamb chops. Signature entrees showcase Mediterranean heritage, including hand-rolled grape leaves stuffed with lamb, rice, and herbs.
When one of her family members was diagnosed with cancer–and subsequently advised to stick to a diet of organic foods–Patricia Julian volunteered to help prepare those meals. Through that experience, Patricia uncovered a hidden passion for cooking, and at the same time, discovered the potential wellness power of food.
Inspiration led to action, and Patricia established Sunflower Organic Cafe with the intention of offering her customers nutritious, 100-percent organic meals. The cafe follows through on that promise, dishing out breakfast, lunch, and desserts completely free of hormones, pesticides, and additives, with many vegetarian and gluten-free options available, as well. Seating roughly 18 people in-house, Sunflower Organic Cafe also offers a quaint, cozy atmosphere for enjoying organic cuisine.