All Spiced Up augments patrons' culinary efforts with a taste-bud-tickling assortment of gourmet spices and other cuisine enhancers purveyed and explained by a knowledgeable staff of seasoned spice peddlers. Shoppers can peruse shelves lined with jellies, jams, and sauces ($5.95–$14.99), including Fat Toad Farm caramel sauce, or snatch up tins filled with Republic of Tea artisan leaves ($11–$15) for their brewing or soothsaying needs. Home chefs battling bland recipes can spruce them up with spices and rubs from Rub with Love and All Spiced Up's house brand, or measure out custom-size pinchings and purchase their seasonings by the ounce. On-site libations available include espresso, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and hot teas ($1.50–$3.50), while chef sightings occur all month long at scheduled events, evening cooking classes, and hairnet fittings.
Hayes Gourmets’ professional pastry artist Jim Hayes envelops households with the wafting aromas of freshly baked, handcrafted pies and cookies. Nuts and chocolate chips jewel the crust of the pecan pie, and the toasted coconut bedecked coconut cream pie lends patrons ample ammunition against a clown ambush. Satisfy sugar chompers on an apple pie with a traditional crust or streusel topping, or supplement an otherwise dull gallon of 2% milk with an assortment of 12 chocolate-chip, oatmeal raisin, or sugar cookies.
Quenchers dishes out 24 flavors of ice cream, 26 kinds of milkshakes, and customizable fruit slushes in its vibrant red, blue, and yellow store. Cones and cups host up to a triumvirate of ice-cream scoops ($2.50–$4.25), and coated waffle bowls induct themselves into the dessert fraternity by bathing in chocolate glaze and ferrying senior flavors around all day ($3.50–$5.25). Sip on a peach-mango slush ($2–$3.50) with optional boosters such as ginseng and protein ($0.50), or select a custom medley of fruits to blend an original semiliquid creation. Vienna Beef hot dogs serve as toasty complements to the colder fare and as precision-typing tools for navigating Quenchers' free WiFi.
For the confectioners at The Sweetest Moments Pastries, a cookie is not just a cookie. It might be a plane, a train, or a car, zipping toward a distant destination. It might be a magic crown or a baseball cap. Or, at the height of its identity confusion, it might be a cupcake or an ice-cream cone. With frosting as their medium, the bakers turn sugar cookies into artwork that is as delicious as it is fleeting. Each cookie is individually wrapped with a bow, making it an attractive favor for party guests or a point of conversation with a knot enthusiast. The team also turns its sugary artistry to larger pastries, such as oversize cupcakes and decorated cakes.