For more than 50 years, the sweet-treat crafters of The Baking Grounds Bakery Cafe have been churning out customized confectionaries in an old-fashioned, family-run boutique bakery. Dining duos can peruse the made-from-scratch lunch menu items before yodeling out orders, such as ham, turkey, or chicken-salad sandwiches. Bowls of homemade soup and sides of chips chime salty notes against epiglottises as a freshly baked cookie polishes off the meal with a sweet treat.
The bakers of The Baking Grounds whip together freshly crafted cakes for any special occasion, from weddings and anniversaries to graduations from light-pole-climbing school. After discussing designs with a friendly cake constructor, batter bases will be poured from chosen flavors, such as marble, lemon pound, or chocolate-almond pound, which can be encased around cake filling, such as apricot or cannoli. A fondant-free layer of buttercream icing crowns the confectionary masterpiece with delicious icing flavors and skillfully applied swirls and flower cake designs to fill cheek caves.
Every day at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, passionate ice-cream professionals craft fresh frozen treats while drawing from an arsenal of more than 200 recipes. At any given time, up to 24 different ice-cream flavors situate themselves on the shop’s menu, providing creamy canvases for a mélange of toppings including M&Ms, Oreos, peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, fudge, and gummy worms. A lineup of yogurt, sorbet, and fat-free selections provide lighter yet equally satisfying alternatives to traditional cones, and chilled beverages such as iced coffees, shakes, Brain Freezers, and fresh-fruit smoothies challenge slurpers to sip until lips become permanently frozen in the shape of an ear-to-ear grin. Bruster's also makes ice-cream pies, 8-in. cakes, and sheet cakes. In addition to dishing out treats from behind the counter, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream totes its refreshing repertoire to various events, where the company typically donates a portion of its sales to the event’s cause. For fundraising information, please contact the Bruster's during business hours.
Juicy Green's owners spent about a year in Korea mastering the production of frozen yogurt, an icy delicacy they serve up alongside gelato and fresh-fruit smoothies. Guests can pair the tart and tangy taste of plain, green tea, and pomegranate fro-yo with a toppings menu that shifts routinely, but may include tongue ticklers such as Coco Puffs, blackberry, kiwi, and Oreo. At 70 calories and zero grams of fat per 4-oz. serving (without toppings), the chilly treat ($2.95, plus $0.95 for up to three toppings) is also capable of imparting the guilt-free thrill that can only be attained via fat-free sweets and in-home jaywalking. Made with homemade yogurt, the frozen yogurt is free of both additives and preservatives. When blended with fresh fruit and consumed through a straw as a smoothie ($4.95), it leaves hands free for interpretive steel-drum solos.
It's not often that following one's sweet tooth leads to a healthy snack, but Polar Beary's frozen yogurts break the mold. Healthy probiotics, vitamins, and proteins congregate within the shop's custom flavors, made onsite from scratch. The yogurt chefs eschew the aid of artificial ingredients like corn syrup and preservatives, relying instead on the flavors of organic fruits and natural oils. Specialty toppings such as mochi ice-cream balls and popping boba add exciting twists to favorite flavors or particularly sticky ammunition to protracted food skirmishes.
Welcoming guests from all walks of life, Red Sky Neighborhood Grill invites families to its booths, friends to its barstools, and coworkers to its tables to dine on a wide selection of American favorites. In the kitchen, cooks carve 14-ounce rib-eye steaks, fry shrimp, and grill Atlantic salmon. Sets of four mini cheeseburgers attempt to contain a house specialty sauce, and half-pound Angus burgers bathe in barbecue sauce topped with bacon or hoist melty pimento cheese. Guests enjoy all of this in an earth-toned dining room featuring a sprawling, colorful mural of hot air balloons filled with air from the mouths of politicians.
The threading technique that Brow Arch uses has some pretty substantial advantages over tweezing or blowtorching. Suitable for any skin and hair type, threading uproots hairs by lassoing them with a cotton thread, a process that doesn't damage the surrounding skin and is less irritable to sensitive skin types than waxing is. Since some clients prefer waxing, though, the studio still uses that method to remove hair from the hands, legs, and full face. Complementing the skin-smoothing services are facials that make use of ingredients such as herbs and fruit.