Yogurt Zone is one of the few places where dessert has a wealth of health benefits. Frozen yogurt—which comes in flavors such as pineapple tart, cookies and cream, strawberry, california tart, and watermelon sorbet—is high in calcium and protein, can lower cholesterol, and has active cultures that facilitate the digestive process. After pumping any combination of these healthy swirls at Yogurt Zone, customers pile on toppings from a selection that includes granola bars, walnuts, yogurt-covered raisins, and brownie bites before a staffer weighs it to price it.
Head to Starbucks in Far North Central for a steaming cup of joe.
Those watching what they eat can still enjoy Starbucks' menu, which features a number of healthy and low-fat items.
Be sure to check out Starbucks' outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Starbucks, you can surf the web and get some work done.
No need to dress up for a trip to Starbucks — the casual coffee shop encourages laid-back attire.
Starbucks offers safe bike parking outside.
Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Starbucks.
Crafting notably delectable frozen treats in small batches, Marble Slab Creamery uses high-quality ingredients and makes all of its treats and waffle cones on-site to percolate palates with super-premium ice cream. Just like tax forms, chef-inspired concoctions are prepared on frozen marble slabs to ensure optimal freshness and easy customization.
Tangerine, lime, and lemon are the dominant colors inside Aspen Leaf Yogurt in San Antonio. The citrusy walls mirror the fresh fruit toppings, and some of the flavors, that visitors choose from to cobble into custom sundaes. There are dozens of frozen flavors, all accessible for mixing and matching via hand-held, wall-mounted levers. Yogurts range from the classically-flavored to the exotic, and even count gluten-, sugar-, and dairy-free options among their numbers. In addition to fruit, toppings include candy and nuts. Cushy seating and complimentary wifi, meanwhile, comprise the simple Aspen Leaf amenities that make the spot a favorite hangout among sweet-toothed friends.
Rich Hicks and Todd Istre are the masterminds behind many a national food concept?from Rich's southwestern taco at Tin Star to Todd's spicy seafood dishes at Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen. When the duo joined forces to create MOOYAH, however, they cleared the tortillas and crawdads from their mind in order to focus on formulating a quintessential American burger.
Today, within scores of MOOYAH locations throughout the nation, chefs bustle behind counters, grilling up burgers in accordance to Todd and Rich's formula. Cooks pile lean-beef, turkey, and veggie patties onto white or wheat buns before loading on cheeses and toppings of bacon, fried onion, and avocado. Meanwhile, freshly cut potatoes simmer in fryers, and blenders whirl with ice-cream shakes. Out in the dining room, tabletops and booths sit atop checkered floors beneath walls of chalkboards, where customers can write messages or draw portraits of what they wished they looked like, could they only grow a beard.
Touting the Best Burgers in the Full-Service Chains category according to the 2010 Zagat Fast-Food Survey, Red Robin features gourmet burgers stacked high with manifold fixings. The chain started in the 1940s under the name Sam's Tavern, where its proprietor Sam could be heard singing "When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along)." He loved that old tune so much that he changed his tavern's name to Sam's Red Robin. Today, Red Robin still serves up the same gourmet burgers that put it on the culinary map in 1973—such as the Royal Red Robin burger topped with a fried egg—but the menu also includes more than 15 fire-grilled burgers, hearty mac 'n' cheese with riblets, zesty mexican grilled chicken, and towers of crispy onion rings.
Red Robin's aptly named 'Green Team' ensures that the chain implements green initiatives. All of Red Robin's produce is pesticide-free, and all of its eggs come from suppliers that do not use battery cages. The company is also dedicated to using recycled and recyclable packing and shipping materials sourced from suppliers certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and high-fived by Mother Nature.