Zen's Cafe slings a varied menu of fresh, tasty eats to sate appetites of all sizes within a casual neighborhood setting. Dinner and lunch grazers can lavish taste buds with Linda's veggie pasta garnished with an array of garden dwellers desperately trying to dance beneath a hoedown-hindering deluge of marinara ($11.09) or the lightly breaded shrimp in a french-fry-festooned basket ($10.09). Don & Sue's 10-ounce New York strip ($13.09) satisfies beef-centric noshers and bunnies who are unaware of the food chain with char-grilled succulence.
Dippin' Dots are made from fresh dairy ingredients flavored with fun, fruity, enticing and even exotic flavors. The mixture is frozen almost instantly in liquid nitrogen, a common element in the atmosphere used commercially for flash freezing.
Inside Arizona Yogurt Company's bright dining room, customers carry empty bowls down a line of 12 nozzles, each of which dispenses rich, creamy frozen yogurts. Flavors rotate, ensuring that diners are always meeting new tastes, such as pomegranate raspberry, irish mint, coffee, or new york cheesecake. Gluten-, sugar-, dairy-, and fat-free options accommodate diets based on allergies to wheat, lactose, or food that isn’t hyphenated.
The self-service setup lets customers swirl or blend any flavors they’d like before progressing to a toppings bar, where more than 50 items wait to enhance desserts or siblings’ unguarded back pockets with interesting textures, tastes, and colors. Crumbled chocolate bars, frozen cookie dough, frosted animal crackers, coconut shavings, and jelly beans tempt sweet teeth, and fresh fruits offer a lighter option.
At Cinnabon, the aromas of scrumptious baked goods waft through the air as storied cinnamon rolls sate appetites and sweet teeth. CinnaPacks teem with a choice of warm, cinnamon-infused Cinnabon classic rolls or petite Minibons, all temptingly filled with Cinnabon’s famous makara cinnamon and doused with a blanket of cream-cheese frosting. Although not included with today's deal, a cup of rich coffee or a frosty Chillatta, a frozen drink available in chocolate mocha, strawberry, strawberry banana, and Tropical Blast, can revitalize taste buds with flavors more refreshing than a hug from a polar bear.
Eva Zasimovich and her team know how to sweeten any occasion. In her 30 years of cake-crafting experience, she's done everything from crafting cute and creepy Halloween cupcakes to piping elaborate, lace-like designs onto elegant four-tier wedding cakes. Her unique cake flavors give taste buds their own reason to celebrate with options including champagne raspberry, cherry cheesecake, and chocolate caramel toffee crunch, and an array of assorted miniature pastries including pecan bars and coconut tarts provide a challenging obstacle for dieting Lilliputians. Other specialties include housemade key-lime, blackberry, and apple-cheese-caramel pies, as well as Eva's famous mudslide cake⎯a mountain of mini éclairs featuring housemade chocolate fudge drizzling down every side. When she isn't busy dipping gourmet caramel apples or designing gift baskets for corporate events, Eva also hosts decorating classes and parties for patrons eager to design their own treats.