The Courtyard is a fine art gallery featuring Kansas Artists. Mediums such as wood carving, paintings, jewelry, glass, weaving, and prints are on display by many artists. It is located in a small town known for the arts. In the center of our building is the Courtyard Bakery featuring Swedish baked goods made daily.
Perkins began as a single humble Ohio pancake house in 1958. More than 50 years––and 440 national locations––later, each Perkins restaurant stays true to its roots by keeping those signature buttermilk pancakes the focal point of a 90-plus-item menu. Cooks layer the popular flapjacks in stacks of two, three, or even five and make the fluffy towers all the more tempting with toppings such as glazed strawberries, whipped cream, or flavored syrups. Breakfast favorites—including hearty omelets and country benedicts—are served all day, meaning kids and adults can order short stacks to accompany their jumbo-shrimp or steak dinner, instead of smuggling them in under a stovepipe hat. Unlike most other chain restaurants, Perkins also features in-store bakeries that churn out the shop's real fruit and cream pies, muffins, and chocolate-chip cookies.
Before teaming up in 1953, Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins were seasoned business owners with their own ice-cream shops. The words “unusual varieties” shone high above each shop, signaling their respective owners’ passion for anything but an ordinary dessert experience. When the two got together, it was natural that they’d adopt the theme of “31 flavors,” one for each day of the month. Since then, Baskin Robbins has introduced more than 1,000 flavors and opened shops with more than 5,800 franchise owners worldwide. Even their little pink tasting spoon has become a staple as a way to make flavor browsing an event by allowing guests to try specialties without paying cash or chicken-based trade for the privilege.
The glass wine cave stands squarely in the middle of Scott Benjamin's 4 Olives Wine Bar. Within the crisp, translucent walls rest 800 types of wine and 500 fine spirits, 40 of which are available by the glass. The wine accentuates the fresh fish, wild game, and artisan cheese that Scott uses to craft his Mediterranean-American-style dishes. From chicken breasts encrusted with kalamata olives and served alongside gorgonzola polenta cakes to canadian salmon glazed with mango-peppercorn sauce atop a bed of mixed greens. Scott is so dedicated to making every bite its best that listed alongside every menu item—be it cheese plate or mac 'n' cheese—is a suggested wine pairing.
People's Grocery Cooperative encourages a sustainable community by focusing on public participation, organic edibles, and competitive prices. Punch yourself in the stomach with produce by stocking up on fruitstuffs such as organic bananas ($0.85/pound) or Uncle Matt's orange juice ($7.35), or pick up Giovanni Roma gnocchi for a boil-ready banquet of miniature pasta pillows ($3.99). Carnivore imposters can feed their hungry freezers with Bossie's Best Organic Beef ($5.50/pound) and Local Burger Veggie Burgers ($3.50/two-pack). The local co-op also lets shoppers grind their own peanut butter ($3.85/pound) and almond butter ($6.09/pound), or pick up fresh and ready-to-eat meals from the grocer's Green Leaf Deli. The deli menu includes the Flying Monkey, a smoothie made of soy milk, bananas, honey, cocoa, and coffee beans ($5.25), and the creamy carrot-ginger soup, which highlights the carotene-rich root vegetable with a splash of ginger ($2.50/cup, $3.75/bowl). The grocery also sells snacks, including bulk granola ($3.99/pound), dairy products, such as Kings Choice Smoked Gouda ($3.89), Wheatfield Bakery Bread products in assorted varieties ($3.85–$6.50), herbs and spices, and more.