Every day, the crew at Mixers Ice Cream & Boba whips up new batches of homemade ice cream and gelato. These frozen confections wait for their chance to fill out bowls and waffle cones by the single or double scoop or take a star turn in sundaes piled high with toppings and whipped cream. A buffet of mix-ins gets customers in on the act, letting them festoon their desserts or pet snowmen with special touches. The menu also includes a selection of sugar-free offerings for folks giving glucose a wide berth.
Smoke rises up from Bee Gee Kitchen's handmade charcoal-fueled grill as it sizzles with the bamboo-skewered meats, seafood, and vegetables of Japanese yakitori-inspired dishes. Chefs adorn the skewers in their own signature sweet and spicy sauces and also specialize in a variety of hibachi, udon-noodle, and teriyaki dishes. Waiters carry steaming dishes out into the cheerful dining room, where bright green walls and sunlight beam down upon rows of tabletops. Outside, cars line up before a drive-thru window, picking up freshly prepared dishes to enjoy at home or while taking repeated laps around their favorite roundabout.
The menu at Melons reads like a guide to fresh, healthy eating, with chapters about smoothies, paninis, and crêpes. Breakfasting guests can turn on their bodyswitch with free coffee alongside a bagel and lox ($5) or a bacon lover's panini, which groups smoked bacon with egg and American cheese ($4), and latter-day diners might opt for a tuna-melt panini ($5) or chicken-pesto crêpe topped with shaved parmesan cheese ($5). Smoothies blend all-natural ingredients, avoiding syrups, sweeteners, gingerbread-house crumbs, and sugar ($3 for a small, $4 regular). Provocative Peach and Tropical Twister smoothies stick to fruitiness, while the Peanutty Buddy introduces dairy by mixing banana, chocolate, milk, and fat-free vanilla yogurt. Invigorating boosts can be added to smoothies for an extra helping of protein or other nutrients that may provide enough energy to meet the physical demands of racing luxury yachts without sails or an engine (an additional $.50 for a small, $1 regular).
Nothing Bundt Cakes mixes fresh eggs, genuine butter, and real cream cheese into rounded risers worthy of slapping up on Mom's fridge. Choose from several moistened cake flavors such as ravishingly rich red velvet or swirlishly scrawled marble. Lemon bundt cake goes particularly well with tea parties attended largely by rabbits, mice, eccentric haberdashers, and confused British girls, and raging chocoholics can get a day’s worth of fixes with the moist and decadent chocolate chocolate chip. Every cake, from the pineapple-studded carrot cake to the streusel-like pecan praline, comes topped with thick petals of Nothing Bundt’s signature cream-cheese frosting. Sizes start as small as a single serving (wee bundtlets are $3.99 each, $45 per dozen) and go all the way up to a two-tiered cake ($65, serves about 26) that resembles a frosted snowman and is perfect for any autonomous ice monster's first birthday.