Just as Harleys need gas to keep them from changing back to bicycles at midnight, Heavenly Hawgs keeps customers fueled up with a well rounded menu of items made from fresh, organic ingredients. For breakfast, cups of fresh-brewed coffee, lattes, or spiced apple cider complement plates of biscuits and gravy. In the afternoon, diners can sit in the outdoor patio to enjoy deli sandwiches or occasional specials, such as chicken-fried steak on Saturdays.
Beau Mollinary and Jennifer Petersen know that kolache aren’t just a great dessert—when ornamented with a dollop of jalapeño cream cheese or a blend of turkey and brie, the Czech pastries become a savory, hunger-sating morsel. At the couple’s bakery and coffee shop, Chaos Kolaches, pastries contain not just sweet fillings, such as peach and banana nutella, but also meaty helpings such as pulled pork and chicken broccoli. The café also wakes up taste buds with gluten-free muffins, housemade oatmeal, and, on Saturdays, aebelskivers, a popover-style pancake. Starting as early as 6 a.m., diners can lounge on the patio and browse free WiFi, or simply admire the café’s red, black, and white interior for five hours straight. Guests can wash down their treats with Cafeto coffee and espresso drinks until the doors close, which happens when the clock ticks to 1 p.m. or a nationwide fire drill takes place.
Chase Gardens Cafe and Bistro's owners clearly take pride in the details. They hang strings of twinkling lights on their eatery's back walls, which are brushed with cityscape silhouettes, murals of porticos, and the outline of a majestic mountain range. The front wall is almost completely covered in picture windows that allow sunlight to stream in as patrons nurse cups of espresso.
On a given day, their soup specials, such as heirloom sausage or organic beef and barley stew, steam beside delicate quiches and hearty sandwiches. When they're not perusing the Internet on free WiFi, guests can question the barista about Chase's wine selection or bate them for information on how they get all those guffaws into their trademark Snickers drink.
Seven flickering flat-screen televisions beam down from the warm orange walls of Boulevard Grill, where tabletops prop up plates of steak and seafood. Sunlight pours in from high windows, illuminating bartenders as they dole out pints of nine different draft beers and goblets of wine and spirits. Beyond the main dining room, the bar branches out into five separate event rooms—including a 3,250-square-foot ballroom and a pre-function lobby—where guests can host private parties or complex games of hide-and-seek. The bar also hosts a weekly car-show event on Thursdays during the summer that encourages visitors to bring in their classic and unique automobiles for other patrons to admire.
The sisters who own Yogurt Extreme take pride in serving up a probiotic frozen treat that far exceeds the National Yogurt Association's minimum number of active cultures per gram. This wholesome frozen yogurt is made locally and serves as a flavorful base for a buffet of toppings, including fresh fruit, nuts, candy, mochi, and juice-filled exploding boba. Yogurt Extreme also offers no-sugar-added and dairy-free options for those with dietary restrictions or a hatred of cows.
Heidi Tunnell Catering Company's menu of freshly baked breads, pastries, bagels, and more tickles the nostrils of passers-by. The locally sourced bakery garners seasonal ingredients from nearby farmers to concoct every menu item from scratch. Enjoy freshly seasoned, pillowy morsels by noshing on the pesto and roasted onion danish ($3.25) or the hand-stuffed ham and cheese pretzel ($3.75). Scrumptious breads such as the cheddar-onion rye, chocolate-cherry sourdough, and blue-cheese focaccia warm bellies and hearts, and the cinnamon roll ($2.50), dried-cherry scone ($2), and coconut cookie ($1.50) ensure visitors don’t have to sleep on a cotton-candy mattress to sate sugary cravings.