For the owners of Scoops Dairy Bar, operating a food-service business on the coast of Genoa, Italy, wasn't enough. When they stumbled upon a vacant ice-cream store during a Florida vacation, they knew what they had to do: buy the place, and make it a haven for authentic Italian gelato. They re-opened the space as Scoops Dairy Bar and started dishing out gelato in flavors such as triple chocolate and Kahlua tiramisu. They craft every scoop with high-quality ingredients such as imported Italian pistachios and mango pulp from the mountains of India. Decadent scoops of gelato share menu space with other treats including sugar-free ice cream, Nutella crepes, and several different types of bruschetta ideal for a savory snack or a tomato lovers' potluck.
Out front, a glowing sign hangs above the door, reading 'Gigi's Music Cafe.' Inside, you might find live music, karaoke, and even trivia, depending on the day. But one thing remains constant everyday of the week: Gigi's soulful family recipes. A lifetime lover of music, Gigi Brown brought her two passions together under one roof. Gigi's serves classic American dishes with a twist, including fried chicken with a buttermilk waffle, soul rolls—collard green spring rolls—and country turkey meatloaf with sweet potatoes.
Churrasco-style dining, an endless parade of skewered steaks, is often associated with Brazilian cowboys. European influences shine in mild flavors and new ingredients, and the varied countryside blossoms with a range of exciting fruits and vegetables. All of these aspects mingle at the hands of the chefs at Flavors of Brazil as they prepare a menu of Latin-style small plates and barbecued meats. Diners can share appetizers such as cod croquettes or beef empanadas and then bite into savory courses of linguiça sausage, ribs, and top sirloin steak. Glasses brimming with champagne cocktails click together above plates of caramel-filled churros, all of which brings a pleasant end to a meal, unlike a fortune cookie containing facts about home fires.
Tutti Frutti’s self-serve yogurt ($0.48 per ounce) represents a healthy and delectable alternative to heavy ice cream and deep-fried sticks of butter. Get your fruit fix with tart flavors such as pomegranate, acai berry, and the aromatic lychee, or opt for something on the creamy side. Cappuccino diehards will scramble to sample its yogurt counterpart, and pistachio’s distinctive flavor will bring back memories of that magical summer spent toiling on a Turkmenistan pistachio farm. Finally, adorn your edible artwork with a sprinkling of some of Tutti Frutti's 50 toppings. Health nuts can keep it ab-tastic with mango and blueberries, and others can turn their yogurt into a breakfast fit for hours of cartoons with Fruity Pebbles and cookies. More experimental appetites, meanwhile, can transform their yogurt into a battlefield on which chocolate chips do battle with their natural enemy—coconut. And if just the thought of combining pineapple and almonds on top of strawberry-cheesecake frogurt freezes your brain, dairy-free and no-sugar added options are also available.
From behind the counter at Le Délice Crêpes & Ice Cream, servers stuff fresh crepes with fruit, chocolate, and other sweets. They also scoop ice cream and sorbet, plate chocolate croissants and macarons, and pour hot coffee. Natural light spills through the windows, lending the space a cheerful vibe.
Lads and lasses of all ages caper about Funtastic Cafe's indoor-merriment metropolis, frolicking throughout 20,000 square feet of games and attractions. Kids can glide down inflatable slides and clamber across cushioned obstacle courses, liberated from the threat of scraped knees or an encounter with an aggressive squirrel. An expansive collection of arcade games exercises young thumb muscles, and a disco, music room, and theater allow pintsize patrons to explore their inner artiste.