Scent is one of the main triggers of memory, so lots of memories arise when people pass by The Cookie Store. Here, bakers pull soft, chewy cookies from the oven, evoking childhood scenes of snack times. Bakers create candy-studded varieties such as Heath toffee, as well as classic recipes such as snickerdoodle and milk chocolate chunk. They even assemble giant cookie cakes frosted with custom messages for special occasions. In addition to cookies, staff use the ovens to bake four styles of brownie, and prepare cold, refreshing drinks such as frozen lemonade, smoothies, and frozen coffee.
Behind the quaint fa?ade of Mama C's Cafe, an impressive menu awaits. Hot from the oven, 18 varieties of specialty pizza include classics such as a margarita, or more unconventional breakfast pizzas topped with eggs, sausage, bacon, and the morning newspaper. The chef's specialties take other forms as well, with the meatball sandwich lined with homemade meatballs and the lasagna with a special "gravy." The menu also shows a non-Italian side with options like chipotle wraps, buffalo chicken salads, and cheeseburgers.
The owners of Grannies named the spot after their grandmother, a woman they remember as both an "amazing cook and amazing grannie." They recreate her sumptuous recipes inside the cozy Jeanette eatery, preparing rotating menus of comforting Italian, Polish, and American cuisine. Stuffed cabbage rolls, egg-dipped Monte Cristo sandwiches, and chicken pot pies are a few specialties. A chocolate-chip cookie accompanies each dinner, ending meals with a sweet touch.
Although conservation is important to the course managers at Cherry Creek Golf Club, it never comes at the expense of challenging play. Throughout the scenic 18-hole course, golfers will come face-to-grass with meticulously planned layouts that incorporate ponds, bunkers, and vistas bordered by gentle rolling hills. The first two holes epitomize the club’s course design; hole one's curving terrain and four sand bunkers require precise aim to avoid, and hole two's flowing stream adds an extra level of difficulty to an already nerve-testing approach. Course managers also take care to protect the natural setting and wildlife that inhabit the grounds, taking eco-friendly measures such as building blue bird nesting houses and improving water quality by reducing the use of harmful chemicals. Their efforts have earned the course Audubon International's Cooperative Sanctuary certification, an honor awarded to a select group of earth-minded golf courses around the country.
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Not many people get the chance to dine in a restaurant's wine cellar, but at Vallozzi's, diners can book the underground space for a private dinner or dine in one of four other elegant areas. While enjoying award-winning wines, guests can feast on upscale Italian cuisine in Vallozzi's Classic dining room, which awards the eyes with hand-painted murals and romantic lighting. Alfresco dining options include Casa Elena and the patio, where guests can bask in the breeze without picnicking on an airport runway. Rounding out the quintet of rooms and boasting a handmade maple and olive wood bar, Rosso Bianco blends casual and chic with light-strewn tables, wine racks, and flat-screen TVs.
The chefs at Chef Dato craft elegant American entrees using ingredients purchased from local grocery stores, farmers, and bakers. Recognized on the Food Network, the restaurant?s Hollywood burger is covered with mango salsa, creamy adjika, and biryani seasoning and served with a bodyguard and five paparazzi. Also popular on the menu: the wild mushroom risotto and the hand-cut, grilled New York strip steak. The dressings for the specialty salads are made by hand; the salads also come topped with maple glazed salmon or grilled chicken and mandarin oranges. Additionally, special menus are crafted for occasions such as Oktoberfest; this year's Oktoberfest menu includes a knockwurst sandwich, sauerbraten, roasted pork and kraut, potato pancakes, and other German-inspired dishes, perfect for enjoying in the German-style beer garden.