The locally owned and operated Eden Café promises delectable family fare at reasonable prices in a home-style setting. Cuban-born proprietor Ulises Larramendi and his wife Maria cook up a menu of global comfort cuisine that runs the 26.2-mile gamut with staples like spaghetti & meatballs ($10.95) and chicken pot pie ($11.95). Eden's house specialties draw on Latin influences with dishes like the Cuban ropa vieja ($11.95), shredded beef cooked in a seasoned tomato wine sauce and served with authentic Spanish rice, black beans, and crunchy fried plantains. Picky miniature adults (age 10 and under) have an array of breakfast and entree options to choose from, all for less than $7, and Eden's attentive wait staff ensures individual attention to each and every customer, no matter their shoe size. Vegetarian breakfast goers can delight in the Eden veggie omelet with all the vegetable fixings and none of the carnivorous guilt for $7.75. Venture into Eden on Cajun Tuesday and find yourself humming along to B.B. King as you chow down on gumbo, andouille sausage, and blackened fish.
The family-owned-and-operated Champions Seafood Market doles out fresh, seasonal catches to feed famished fish fans. Select wild-caught whole fish or fillets, with choices ranging from tuna ($16.99/lb.) and escolar ($15.99) to halibut ($20.99/lb.) and snapper ($17.99/lb.). Fresh cuts of cod ($12.99/lb.) make an excellent choice for a Friday-night fish fry among friends, and golden tilefish ($18.99) fashion colorful plates and delicious backsplashes when cemented to the wall. All of Champions’ shrimp offerings are wild-caught and never farm-raised, including various sized Gulf shrimp. Offerings rotate frequently according to availability and how hard they’re spun.
Since 2007, the Robots-4-U team has been teaching children a program of STEM?science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Children absorb skills and knowledge through entertaining interactions with instructors, other campers, and robot kits. The camp maintains a 16:1 student to instructor ratio, ensuring children receive the proper amount of individual attention. Campers build robot kits comprising a brain unit and sensory appendages, which replicate seeing, hearing, touching and reading minds. Once the bots are assembled, children enter their creations into racing, dancing, and battle-bot challenges.