Chamak Artisan Chocolates & Confections takes tongues on a flavorful trip around the world. As one of only a few chocolatiers who specialize in southeast Asian flavors, Sarah Ali introduces clients to exotic artisan chocolates they likely have never tried before.
She whips up handcrafted chocolates, including flame-colored sholay confections, which infuse dark chocolate with red-pepper and cinnamon. Utilizing her background as a makeup artist, she can also hand-paint or airbrush chocolates with customized messages and designs. Among her exotic truffles are vegan treats such as the chai aur biscoot, flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and other chai infusions. Other desserts draw on Bollywood songs, such as the gulabi aankhen jo teri ("Your Rose-Like Eyes"), a drop of sweet milk chocolate injected with rose essence and rolled in poppy seeds.
At their core, Aly's Apples are just like any other. In this case, it's what's on the outside that really counts. Their self-professed "over the top" gourmet caramel apples put boring old caramel apples to shame. Each day, they're hand dipped in smooth homemade caramel before receiving drizzles of chocolate and toppings that range from dark chocolate and pecans to marshmallows, M&Ms, and english toffee molded into a kitchen sink.
Stomping Grounds Playland is many things at once. Part play center, coffee bar, and restaurant, its target demographic spans generations, all of whom should find plenty to do within its 7,000 square-foot facility or 2,000 square-foot playscape. A play structure delights kids with obstacles and colorful tunnels, and an expanded toddler area keeps the youngest visitors occupied. To fuel this fun, the onsite Brewster's Caf? serves up kid favorites such as hot dogs and mac and cheese.
However, the caf? has even more options for adults?not to mention a dining area with free WiFi. Baristas pour cappuccino, organic chai tea, and specialty espresso drinks such as white-chocolate mochas. These caffeinated treats complement an array of signature sandwiches and salads. Stomping Grounds Playland also caters to parents with comprehensive party packages; party planners take care of everything, including food, activities, and all the paperwork required to receive a birthday wish.
Over the course of more than 25 years in business, GMS Dental Centers have established the kind of long-term relationships with patients that allow an office to thrive. The company employs many licensed dentists, hygienists, and dental specialists, as well as a former IRS agent who gets paid in people not yelling at him. Each location treats kids and adults to cosmetic, preventative, and procedural care, and dental teams also perform ultra-modern services such as Zoom! whitening, straightening with Invisalign, and installing quarter-inch HDTVs in incisors.
At Teacake Factory, ogling is accepted—so long as it's limited to the delicious-looking pastries in the display case. The baker's take the attention as a compliment, since they make an effort to craft pastries that are not only tasty, but beautiful. They specialize in tea cakes, into which they incorporate cherries, chocolate chips, and M&Ms to create crumbly cake-cookie hybrids that pair perfectly with a glass of tea. But they don't limit their baking skills to just tea time. They're well known for their cupcakes, which serve as individual desserts, pies, mini pies, cakes, cake balls, and individual cake slices. Different tea brews can accompany any order.
Yum! Yum! Gourmet Popcorn Company dresses the beloved popped kernel in delicious toppings, such as real cheese, fresh butter, and rich chocolate, to create more than 60 flavors. To satisfy savory cravings, staffers offer everything from white-cheddar-dusted popcorn to popcorn dressed in dill vinegar and garlic. For the sweet tooth, they coat popcorn in sugary candy shells in flavors such as cherry, strawberry daiquiri, or sweet and simple vanilla.