There is plenty to see, hear, and smell inside Ceramics & Coffee House @ Paint, Glaze & Fire. Here you’ll see rows of clay-colored mugs, vases, plates, pictures frames, and figurines next to bits of colored glass for fusion projects. Overhead a mosaic of tiles painted by customers creates a colorful ceiling, and up front an espresso bar grinds PT's coffee beans and steams milk for lattes.
Debbie, a Paint, Glaze & Fire co-owner, especially likes seeing dads painting pottery with their kids. Debbie says that while a father and his children might not talk too much while painting, they're still communicating and sharing a lot more than if they were silently sitting in a movie theatre. Plus, after painting, glass fusing, or canvas painting this family will have a something to show for it.
While fun for the whole family, Ceramics & Coffee House @ Paint, Glaze & Fire focuses on cultivating the creativity and curiosity of children. Kids' parties and summer camps actively engage youngsters, as do the bimonthly Paint Me a Story sessions, where a favorite children's book is paired with a pottery painting activity. With space to house 30 to 40 adult-size imaginations, the studio can also host corporate team-building events, girls' nights out, and other celebrations.
According to an old Dutch proverb, "Coffee has two virtues: it is wet and warm. Stop giggling." For $8, today's Groupon lets you enjoy the dark elixir's many virtues with four coffee drinks at Dunn Bros Coffee (an up to $18 value). Bring your Groupon to either the Loring Park or Lyndale Avenue locations and you'll receive a four-beverage punch card that you can use to stay alert until baseball season.
Target Portrait Studios are operated by professional photographers who aim to help you capture special moments. The studios can be decorated for most any type of shoot, whether you're celebrating a mom-to-be, a graduation, or an upcoming holiday. Subjects also have the opportunity to choose their own backdrops or props, and they can even bring in their favorite toy or invisible friend. The customization doesn't end with the shoot, though?digital files can be personalized with borders, designs, and quotes and then printed in a variety of sizes.
Don't settle for an inferior brew! The java at Filling Station will perk you right up. Health nuts will be pleased with the menu at Filling Station, which includes a number of fresh, nutritious items. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Filling Station. Wifi is on the house at Filling Station, so bring along your tablet or laptop. Filling Station provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
Take it nice and easy at Filling Station, where casual dress is the rule of the day. Can't get enough of Filling Station's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. Or, take your food to-go.
There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Filling Station — most prices are under $15.
Treat yourself to good food and drink at You Say Tomato in Kansas City. Put the diet on pause when you visit You Say Tomato — there are no low-fat menu items. Eat out with the little ones at You Say Tomato, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. You Say Tomato can easily accommodate large groups or parties. You Say Tomato offers patio seating in the warmer months.
No need to dress up for a trip to You Say Tomato — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's Holmes St location offers nearby street parking.
Chow down for less at You Say Tomato, where a meal almost always costs under $15. Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.