Grassroots Coffee Company's caffeinated connoisseurs boast fresh-roasted beans and brews, complemented by a bevy of fresh-baked treats. Sip on selections of java, roasted on-site daily, including a medium americano ($2.65), latte ($3.60), or freshly brewed coffee ($1.87). Those with rumbling stomachs can suppress abdominal earthquakes with an array of scones ($2.35), muffins ($2.25), and bagels ($1.25), or enjoy bites from a new lunch sandwich menu in the café's hip wood and exposed-brick interior. Grassroots Coffee Company's seasonally rotating beans come from all over the world, including selections such as the Brazil Buena vista ($10.20/lb.), Ethiopian Sidamo ($11.85/lb.), and Sumatra Mandheling ($12/lb.). To the delight of diary lovers and self-obsessed cows alike, experienced baristas wield only local Sparkman's Dairy products.
Rhonda Foster, owner and head chef of Liam’s Restaurant, founded Liam's with two maxims in mind: think locally and organically, and take the pretension out of fine dining. After hot-gluing the restaurant into a cozy, historic brick building in downtown Thomasville, Rhonda began purchasing ingredients from local sustainable-growth farms. To this day, Rhonda and her employees take an active role in every step of the farm-to-table process, whether they’re touring the actual farms to ensure their methods are organic or they're hunting for wild turkey and duck themselves.
From the open kitchen, chefs transmogrify the fruits, vegetables, meats, and artisan cheeses of their research into ever changing seasonal menu, which includes daily seafood specials such as the mushroom-crusted Ahi Tuna. Diners can look in on the cooksmanship while chatting with Rhonda and her husband Scott about culinary techniques or chewing strategies as the two slow-cook enticing dishes, such as the sautéed Duck & Mushroom confit with truffle oil. For smaller appetites, the duo plates up a selection of nearly a hundred artisan cheeses flown, shipped, or catapulted in from around the globe.
Craft brews from breweries like Dogfish Head and North Coast line the shelves alongside wines from California, Germany, and France. Liam’s also serves up weekday lunch and a Saturday European-style brunch, and periodically hosts themed events such as chocolate tastings, Taste of Spain, Lobsterfest, and Beer Club.:m]]
The grill masters at Hunt Club fire up juicy burgers in a homey, hunting-themed atmosphere. Hearty buns embrace 100% Angus-beef Single Barrel ($5.49) and Double Barrel hamburgers ($7.49), bacon cheeseburgers ($6.99–$8.99), and other rounded meat-based delicacies. All burgers are served "full rut" with complimentary grilled onions, jalapeño peppers, and tiny camouflage vests, along with thick-cut or Red Neck–style French fries. Soft drinks ($1.69), southern sweet and Yankee unsweetened iced tea ($1.69), and domestic beer ($2.79) lend cool, foamy refreshment.
Beneath red paper lanterns and a wooden canopy, Miyako’s sushi chefs roll and dice more than a dozen varieties of sushi. In addition to simple, classic combinations, chefs create complex rolls such as the Miyako, a blend of shrimp tempura, soft-shell crab, and conch. Back in the kitchen, chefs plate classic Japanese dishes such as teriyaki, tempura, and hibachi. Patrons can observe sushi chefs as they dice behind the wraparound bar or dine at dark wooden tables amid Japanese art and shoji screens.
Fuzions Frozen Yogurt’s self-service shop allows patrons to create custom dessert combinations with a wide variety of real, all-natural, fat-free yogurt and tasty toppings. With self-service yogurt stations and a wall lined with sweet garnishes, each customer is the master of their frozen-treat fate and captain of their dessert soul. Choose a favorite flavor from Fuzions’ rotating options, including apple spice, cake batter, mint chocolate, and strawberry kiwi, or mix and match to create an apple-batter-mint-kiwi surprise. A wide variety of fresh fruit, candy, nuts, and syrups are available to top the mouthwatering masterpiece. When complete, each treat is weighed to determine the cost ($0.49/oz.). With ample seating and free WiFi, Fuzions offers a fun and colorful environment in which to study, work, or relax with some highwaymen during their lunch break.
At Lan Xang, dexterous chefs hatch multicultural menus, serving up signature Japanese dishes alongside Thai platters and sushi fusions. For lunch, a crying tiger salad topples pangs with hunks of grilled steak festooned in lime sauce ($9.95); deep-fried spring rolls pack savory veggies and provide safe landing zones for base-jumping molars ($4). Ambrosial entrees highlight the dinner menu in the form of the deep-fried tilapia fillet ($16) or sizzling teriyaki, which features your choice of meat lounging atop tender, stir-fried vegetables and ebbs of vibrant teriyaki sauce ($12–$16). Alternatively, a decorative sushi bar lures diners to its accented panels, where modern-fusion and traditional sushi selections await their enlistment. Wrapped tighter than a grizzly bear wearing designer jeans, firecracker rolls house shrimp tempura, salmon and avocado ($13), and nigiri rolls harbor unique tenants including sea urchin ($7) and quail eggs ($3).