Though fourth-generation dairy farmer Jim King and his wife, Angel, craft the artisanal cheeses at Blue Jacket Dairy, it’s fair to say that the creamery is a fifth-generation family business. The youngest members of the King clan are already hard at work sticking labels on finished wedges of cheddar, quark, and mozzarella, as well as learning to communicate with cows through telepathy. The King family uses small-scale equipment to produce both fresh and aged cheeses, including its signature Gretna Grilling—a semisoft, halloumi-style cheese made with pasteurized whole milk. In addition to chevre, mozzarella, and feta cheeses, Blue Jacket’s team makes small batches of fresh, unaged cheddar curds, which it prepares plain or flavored with dill, chipotle, garlic, or ranch.
The baristas at Dancing Goats Cafe whip up eye-opening espresso drinks using organic beans culled from local roasters. As patrons steep in the café’s artsy ambiance, staffers fuse together coffee and steamed milk to create cups of café au lait ($2–$3.35), easily customizable with more than 20 all-natural flavor options. A house-made chai ($3–$4) embellished by soy milk ($0.50) spurns espresso tampers, along with a mélange of other black and herbal teas ($1.50), including the Ancient Roots tea line, fresh from Athens, Ohio. To wake up from a nap about napping, customers can stick a straw into the café’s Steel Your Face drink, loaded with eight full shots of espresso and temporary confidence in one's ability to lift a sedan. They can then offset excessive caffeine with a vegan muffin in a flavor such as pineapple zucchini or pumpkin praline ($2.75).
Fratelli’s Is Your Neighborhood Independent Pizzeria; Our Commitment To Quality, Fresh Ingredients And Authentic Taste Can’t Be Matched!
We make our dough daily from scratch, we use quality flour and 100% natural Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil that has no chemicals or additives, and hand stretch every pizza to order.
Mango's Mexican Grill and Bar's multitudinous menu of Mexican staples mixed with American favorites sates bellies with fresh tortillas and the delicious fillings that accompany them. Prime the palate with extreme nachos ($8.59) on Mango’s breezy patio, or opt for Mango's taters, potato skins topped with steak or chicken, bacon, cheese, and more ($8.97). Starch-swathed staples include the burrito mexicano ($8.97) and the chori pollo platillo, a platter of grilled chorizo sausage and chicken topped with melted cheese ($9.89). Picky palates might enjoy a simple cheeseburger ($6.89), and culinary connoisseurs may prefer to abandon their PBJ-BLT hybrids in favor of the pollo ala pasta, breaded chicken breast stuffed with onion, cilantro, avocado, and cheese laid to rest on a bed of pasta teeming with veggies and chipotle-ranch sauce ($9.29).
Street Freakz Performance’s technicians provide extensive detailing to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and boats. Using buffers, wax, and carpet extractors, they return automobiles to the shining demeanors of their showroom youths. The shop also provides internal renewal through skilled maintenance and body work.
The walls of LeDoux's Restaurant, which are honey-hued with well-loved patches of exposed brick, embody the warm, homey nature of Cajun cuisine. Steam infused with bay leaves, cayenne pepper, and andouille sausage spirals from cauldrons of jambalaya and gumbo. A fireplace pours forth its toasty affections in the bayou-inspired interior, where a fountain whispers softly alongside hanging plants that swing slowly over patrons like Tarzan during rush hour. At the full bar, mugs of Louisianan libations, such as Turbodog, Purple Haze, and Dixie ale, leave cool rings of condensation next to plates of fried frog legs and gator. Sated sighs drift from LeDoux's patio, where crackling torches cast orange accents on the liberal sprinkling of fleurs-de-lis that festoon the building and the staff's uniforms. On select nights, applause rolls over live musical acts and free-range shadow puppets.