When Shane and Susan Shumake of Silverleaf Construction & Design began building a coffeehouse in January of 2010, it was just another project. But somewhere along the way, business became pleasure. They fell in love with the little coffee shop, and their investment switched from professional to personal. So when the shop opened and closed within a matter of five weeks, it was to Shane and Susan’s great dismay. The owner of the floundering business, Shane and Susan’s former client, came to his friends with a question: would they be interested in taking over? The Shumakes didn’t hesitate. Within the month, about as long as it takes a coffee pot to whistle that it’s done, the shop had reopened as Lone Star Coffee Bar. Today, Shane and Susan’s labor of love stands as Lone Star Coffee Bar & Wine Bar. In addition to java, tea, breakfast, and lunch, they recently started serving wine to accompany sit-down dinners and live music. The wine list also reveals the Shumakes' heart for the community, since they devote about half of it to Texan wines.
SmoothieZone mixes a fruity, frosty menu of smoothies using fresh juices, frozen yogurt, and powerful shots of vitamins and nutrients. Fruit smoothies such as the blueberry-banana cooler ($3.65–$5.85) inundate sippers with 18 grams of whey protein, and fresh-squeezed juices such as the organic carrot juice ($2.95–$4.95) spare teeth days of tedious crunching. A kids’ menu sneaks protein into diminutive bellies with treats such as the Chunky Monkey, a protein smoothie with peanut butter, milk, chocolate, and bananas ($4.35). Shots of vitamins and nutrients such as B-12 ($0.99) and muscle building creatine and glutamine ($1.49 each) bolster beverages and imbue drinkers with the energy open the doors at a grocery store without touching them. Patrons can also enjoy waffle cones or cups filled with vanilla, chocolate, or swirled fat-free frozen yogurt ($2.95–$3.95).
“Opa!” yells the waiter as he conjures a wall of flames from a thick slice of kasseri cheese. It’s business as usual at Platia, where the flaming saganaki show perfectly matches the eatery’s charismatic flare and energetic staff. Flames also impart smoky flavor to grilled octopus that’s marinated in red wine.
The Marble Slab Creamery sensory experience begins by just walking past the storefront, where the buttery scent of fresh-baked waffle cones drifts out into the air. Gourmet ice creams are freshly crafted on site from Marble Slab’s original recipe, enticing customer's eyes with a rainbow of colors. Once clients have made a flavor selection, they choose from a smorgasbord of mix-ins, from fresh fruit to nuts to candy and crumbled cookies, which an ice cream chef then hand-folds in atop a frosty marble slab before packing the finished custom-designed flavor masterpiece into a house-made waffle cone.
In addition to procuring hand-held treats, Marble Slab Creamery can send creations home in a variety of other formats, such as ice cream cakes, cupcakes, and hand-packed quarts, or in the capable hands of a catering team for sprucing up special events such a corporate get-togethers or school functions with sundae bars in tow.
Cuisine Type: European-Latin fusion
Most popular offering: Specialty cr?pes
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only
Number of Tables: 11?25
Outdoor Seating: No
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Cr?pes come out faster than our other main dishes, so if you're hungry, be sure to order one.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We use only the freshest ingredients to make our dishes daily. From omelettes, to paninis, salads to cr?pes, we offer a variety of delectable plates to entice every palate.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are a locally and family owned restaurant. We value the freshness and quality of our food, as well as the experience and satisfaction of our customers.
J’Adore Yogurt features more than 15 flavors of probiotic-packed yogurts, all self-serve and begging for the accompaniment of sweet toppings. Though flavors rotate in accordance with the season, guests may likely find such standards as red velvet cake and new york cheesecake, along with more unusual varieties such as taro and acai berry. Whatever the flavor, the yogurt's sure to be creamy: Pegasus News marveled, "the texture and consistency were flawless…with an inexorable creaminess that stood out above nearly every other frozen-yogurt place." The dulcet swirls benefit from an array of toppings such as crushed Reese’s peanut butter cups, pomegranate seeds, and fresh honey.