Until the staff at Water 'n Ice can create a delicious mist, they'll continue to specialize in the water and ice forms of H2O. Transforming water into an impressive array of sweets, they whip up 40 flavors of ice cream and 60 flavors of Hawaiian shaved ice. They also craft treats including smoothies, milk shakes, italian ice, and strawberry pop rocks, which when mixed with soda results in earthquakes. Their BPA-free water bottles and reverse-osmosis-purified water keep clients healthy as they hydrate.
For Greeks, the word opa can take on a whole host of meanings?from an exclamation after a blooper to the beckoning of a stranger to come on over. The folks at Opa Life Greek Cafe beckon their diners to live like a Greek (or at least to eat like one) and the menu features an array of items even more eclectic than the meaning of the restaurant's name. From breakfast to happy hour and late into the evening, the chefs prepare both classic and contemporary dishes such as stuffed grape leaves, beef souvlaki, and gyro wraps laser-engraved with each customer's name.
With shingled awnings along the walls, faux windows, and clay wall art, the dining room at La Casa Grill re-creates the look of an outdoor Mexican plaza. To complement the authentic vibe, the kitchen turns out traditional Mexican fare, such as marinated carne asada steak ($10.99), alongside Latin-inspired barbecue, such as green chile pork burgers ($10.99) and slow-cooked spare ribs ($18.99 for a full rack).
This casual frozen yogurt emporium serves up chilled treats in a plethora of changing flavors for sweet-seekers to enjoy relaxing on leather couches or lounging on the tiki torch–flanked patio. Each day features a rotating cast of 12 different self-serve strains that complement cravings and diets with low-fat, non-fat, low-calorie, dairy-free, and no-sugar-added options. All orders are priced according to their total weight ($.38 per ounce) and start with a bowl, waffle cone, waffle bowl, or waffle crock pot filled with your favorite flavor, such as pomegranate tart, Nilla wafer, or the no-sugar-added peaches 'n' cream. The very berry and orange burst provide dairyless delight, and the cappuccino frozen yogurt revs up sweet tooth engines with a smooth blend of java and cream. Customers complete their culinary customization with an array of more than 30 toppings such as fresh fruit, candies, or hot fudge–infused happiness. Or, bask in the simple sapidity of an autonomous treat unburdened by embellishments.
When Brad and Marcy Olsen opened Thrive! back in 2011, they envisioned a space that would focus on all aspects of healthy living?somewhere you could eat healthy foods and minimally processed supplements amid an active community of like-minded health professionals and businesses.
Acai?dark purple berries that are rich in antioxidants?are the foundation of Thrive's main product, acai bowls. Each bowl contains a blend of frozen acai and other antioxidant-rich fruits, topped with granola and fresh fruit with a drizzle of honey. But what the bowls don?t contain is equally important: All acai bowls are dairy-free, soy-free, and can be made without gluten or added sugars. Thrive also promotes healthy living with its selection of whole-food supplements. These can help raise the body?s antioxidant levels, which in turn may slow down the damage of cells by free radicals.
Chill administers cooling doses of icy treats, as well as refreshing smoothies, milkshakes, coke floats, and hot chocolate. The menu yields a wide lineup of soft-serve sizes in low-fat chocolate and fresh fruit flavors ($1.99–$9.49), and gelato, soy gelato, and fruit sorbet in a hatful of flavors, such as Nutella, rocky road, pistachio, and more ($2.39–$11.49). Task mouths with targeting the establishment’s pride-and-joy concoction, the tart-sweet Chill-Beri frozen yogurt. Cow boycotters can spoon up its dairy-free alternatives and more in frozen soy or the hybrid treat Soyoflo ($1.39–$9.49). Complementing any palate, the store’s brightly polka-dotted banquettes allow customers to relax and savor the life-changing moment when dashing frozen flavors propose to enchanted tongues.