Sugar Mama's Cupcakery satisfies sweet teeth with a roster of gourmet, frosting-topped, bite-sized baked goods that star 8–15 varieties per day. The inventory of diminutive dainties has included flavors such as fruity kiwi strawberry, peanut-butter cup, and vegan and gluten-free vanilla. Caramel filling tucks itself inside the chocolate Oh My Gooey cupcake, while cocoa constituents can cast a vote for The Mayor, its campaign bolstered thanks to baked-in chocolate chips and walnuts, chocolate butter cream, and kisses from local babies.
At South Pacific Restaurant and Bar, Polynesian cuisine meets classic pub fare. The bartenders at the eatery's Tiki hut bar craft cocktails like the Jamaican Sunset, a mix of spiced rum, dark rum, OJ and pineapple juice; meanwhile, TVs play the latest sports games instead of live footage of an empty beach cabana.
The restaurant's fusion cuisine features classics like chicken wings that recieve a touch of tropical flavor with sauces like apricot BBQ and ginger chili. Even the pizza gets an island twist--the Spicy Hawaiian pizza comes crowned in Canadian bacon, pineapple, and banana peppers. An array of more traditional steakhouse favorites, like New York strip steak and grilled salmon, round out the menu. And for snack-sized plates, an all-day happy hour menu features smaller portions of bacon-wrapped prawns and cajun-style tots with a side of spicy fondue.
A platoon of self-serve yogurt dispensers gleams along the walls of Lachelle’s Frozen Yogurt, each waiting to dispatch a different velvety flavor into the shop’s giant pink cups. Swirls come in both traditional varieties—Dutch chocolate, alpine vanilla—and unique flavors, such as hawaiian pineapple and Mounds. To complement the mountains of yogurt, Lachelle's offers a selection of toppings that, like the Indy Five Million, is seemingly endless, comprising more than 100 treats from fresh fruit to hot apple-pie filling.
Tropical Smoothie Café's wholesome smoothies are filled to the gills with fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, chocolate, nuts, and healthful supplements, minimizing the crushing guilt of dessert consumption to a soft heartbeat emanating from the floorboards. Puréed potions such as Pomegranate Plunge (pomegranate, banana, strawberries, cranberry, $4.99) are stuffed with super fruit, and low-fat options, such as Mango Magic (mango, pineapples, non-fat yogurt, $4.29), trick gullible taste buds into believing that they are traversing a candy factory full of whipped-cream lollipops. Supercharged smoothies are stocked with a healthy dose of supplements, such as the Kiwi Citrus Green Tea's antioxidant-laden matcha charge or the Muscle Blaster's whey or soy protein ($4.89 each). Individual supplements can also be added to any other smoothie ($0.49 extra), boosting its magic points by +10.
The local McSteven's factory has churned out calendar-spanning holiday cheer with cocoa, cider, and other gourmet drink mixes for 30 years, earning a feature in the Columbian. Autumn-inspired flavors flood tins of Snoopy's harvest-spice cocoa mix ($7.95), each of which serves six imbibers or an infinite number of cartoon children with a chocolaty sip endorsed by the Peanuts gang. Breathe new life into floundering bashes with Tiki Drinks lime-margarita mix ($5.95) or a college-themed hot chocolate cloaked in colors to match the uniforms of champion football teams ($7.95 each). Caramel-apple cider ($7.95) warms fingers after jumping through piles of leaves or competing in hide-and-seek matches against scarecrows.
Just Cakes by Viki's eponymous confectioner combines classic flavors with a contemporary mindset to create bite-size desserts that are both sweet and stylish. Customers choose their own confection combination, selecting from classic cake bases such as marble, vanilla bean, or red velvet and synthesizing the scrumptious rounds with a choice of icings. Throw a party that will be the talk of every rabbit in town by topping a dozen carrot cupcakes with an untraditional coat of chocolate buttercream. Or, swathe two-dozen pink-champagne cupcakes in fluffy italian buttercream to add an air of sophistication to any food fight. Should customers' palates desire something more particular, Viki will work with them to create a custom flavor and can even speckle frosted landscapes with fresh or gum-paste flowers, monograms, or standing rib roasts for an additional fee.