The cooks at Firehouse Burger grill up scrumptious beef patties enlivened by free toppings and paired with a panoply of creamy milkshakes. Duos and quartets each select any one-patty burger from the eatery’s menu, which includes options such as the Ladder 41 bacon cheeseburger slathered in barbecue sauce and loaded with onion rings. After picking a base, patrons pile on opulent free toppings such as lettuce, tomato, and freshly minted 20-dollar bills. Hose down hearty bites of burger and crisp french fries with a 21-ounce fountain drink or an 8-ounce cherry, apple, or lemon milkshake. Diners can relax in the venue’s outdoor seating area and listen as the wind whispers winning lottery numbers into attentive ears, or they can admire the full-size fire truck that stands sentinel-like outside the eatery, lending it its name.
Hickory Kist inspires handheld architecture with its open-ended lineup of half-sandwich building blocks that layer veggies, cheeses, and up to two meats between bread bookends. Lunching duos and quartets can mix and match toppings for a crafty creation that pits tangy banana peppers against their sweet green cousins or pairs crunchy sprouts with equally crisp lettuce. Ham, salami, and turkey join up to split sating duties while american- and swiss-cheese generals hand down edicts to their provolone and pepper jack troops. Furthering the finger-food festival, Miss Vickie’s bagged crunchables run the potato-chip gauntlet from barbecue to salt and vinegar, as waves of Pepsi soft drinks crash onto satisfied stomach shores.
Stepping into The Sweet Tooth Fairy shop is like walking into another era: round tables and high-backed chairs surround an old-fashioned soda fountain, and oldies music plays softly nearby. Pale-blue walls and white crown molding stand behind a glass case full of sweet treats, which are baked daily and earned proprietor Megan Faulkner Brown two appearances on The Rachael Ray Show—one when she was still baking in her basement kitchen, and the next three years later, when her business had grown to nine locations.
Megan uses the "most ordinary" ingredients to whip up her extraordinary pastries, which include chocolate-chip and iced oatmeal cookies, brownies, lemon bars, and a variety of cupcakes and full-grown cakes. Signature cakebites don coats of chocolate or white chocolate flecked with sprinkles. Flavors of baked goods rotate monthly, with some favorites available on a daily basis. Gluten-free options are available, as are frosting shots designed to save time usually spent licking every drop of frosting off the top of a full-size cake.
Fast, fresh and friendly!! Delicious hot dogs on a stick cooked fresh to order, refreshing ice cold lemonade made at least every two hours...it doesn't get any fresher than this!! Also serving some awesome vegetarian menu items!
Hand-crafted sauces and imported cheese form the base of many of the Italian specialties at Gloria's Little Italy. Plump potato gnocchi—a customer favorite—and oven-baked salmon grace tables at dinner, and lunchtime ushers in waves of paninis and pizzas dressed in fresh veggies and meatballs. Pick out a cannoli from the glass display case or stop in on a weekend night to have a live accordionist soundtrack your dinner.
Chef and owner Amrik Singh prepares traditional and authentic Indian cuisine for his guests at India Palace. Singh’s dishes, from basmati rice to fish coconut korma, add spice to a menu lined with a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meal options, plus sweet desserts such as mango ice cream and cardamom-flavored rice pudding.