When Lori Jacobs and Dana Iliev first opened all-cupcake bakery Cake in a Cup, they spent more than six months experimenting with flavors; they tried at least one new recipe each day, according to The Blade. Those months of experimentation paid off in 2011 when Jacobs and Iliev won the top prize on an episode of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network Channel.
Their winning cupcake, which wowed judges with its notes of dark chocolate and stout beer and its inventive design, is representative of the creative flavors you'll find inside the bakery. Guinness Black & Tan, white chocolate mandarin, and savory-sweet Millionaire Bacon are a few regulars on the weekly cupcake roster.
Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice?s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soy milk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.
In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
When your sweet tooth takes control, Petit Fours Patisserie and Cafe is one of the best bakeries in town.
Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed-down fare.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Petit Fours Patisserie and Cafe's menu.
Parents, bring your kids along to Petit Fours Patisserie and Cafe, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Petit Fours Patisserie and Cafe's outdoor patio.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Petit Fours Patisserie and Cafe's free wifi.
Seating is readily available at Petit Fours Patisserie and Cafe for those with large parties.
Dress is typically casual at Petit Fours Patisserie and Cafe, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Petit Fours Patisserie and Cafe.
Petit Fours Patisserie and Cafe is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
If preferred, guests can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
You won't break the bank at Petit Fours Patisserie and Cafe, with a meal typically hovering below the $15 mark.
At Petit Fours Patisserie and Cafe, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
At its outpost in Franklin Park Mall, Yogurt Season's staff fills cups or cones with yogurt in inventive flavors, such as peanut butter, birthday cake, and caramel pretzel. The staff also whirls together yogurt and fresh fruit for smoothies.
The name Barry Bagels conceals the diversity of its menu. In addition to 17 bagel varieties, the staff churn out homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts, and coffee. The flagship Barry Bagels shop opened in Toledo in 1972?the company celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012?and now shares its
oven-mastery with three other Toledo-area locations as well as Michigan locations in Ann Arbor, and Lambertville.
Flying Rhino floods taste sensors with a sumptuous selection of fresh-roasted coffees, handmade chocolates, and natural fruit-smoothie purees. Flown in from all over the world, Flying Rhino's specialty coffees feature arabica beans that are grown in high-elevation areas, imbuing them with deep flavor and fearlessness of roller coasters. Roasted in-house, the bounty of brews includes the popular, rich, and velvety Rockin’ Rhino blend ($9.25/8 oz.), the nutty, chocolatey, and citrusy organic Bobolink ($7.25/8 oz.), the sweet, northern Italian-style Jungle Jive ($9/8 oz.), and more. Caffeinated-beverage sippers enjoy specialty drinks such as lattes, espresso, and chai tea. Flying Rhino also harnesses a variety of smooth and creamy chocolates from Guittard, a company that works directly with cacao-bean farms and disgruntled Wonka employees, to create a selection of high-quality, preservative- and wax- free chocolate made with fresh cream from a local dairy. Sink teeth into the gooey goodness of handmade chocolate salted caramels ($5/fourpack) or mellow in the mouth-melting flavors of lush aztec truffles ($1.75), coated with a chocolaty shell, stuffed with a rich, dark chocolate ganache, and tinged with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ancho chili powder ($1.75 each). Sandwiched between a cocoon of dark, milk, or white chocolate, turtles are infused with toasted pecans nesting amid a sweet bed of viscous caramel ($2.50 each), and handmade english toffee ($9.95/half-pound) makes for a satisfyingly crunchy, chocolaty treat for any Easter or Boxing Day-in-July celebration.