Flying Sumo provides a vast menu of freshly cut uncooked fish and an eclectic selection of Asian-inspired entrees. Start with a sesame-dressed wakame seaweed salad ($6) or the squid salad ($7), which is full of Japanese mountain vegetables. Nigiri (two pieces) and sashimi (six pieces) orders of tako (octopus: nigiri $6/sashimi $15) and sake (salmon: nigiri $7/sashimi $17) prepare diners' stomach chambers for Flying Sumo's traditional, fried, and special rolls. Sushi-ists will enjoy the samurai roll's ($11) fiery combination of tuna, shishito peppers, and radish gently doused in spicy mayo and Thai chili sauce. For fried followers, the Vegas roll ($15) takes layers of tempura-fried salmon and combines them with cream cheese, crab, and avocado. Special rolls—great for birthdays and license renewal parties—include packed, singular creations such as the meme-worthy Chuck Norris ($15) with its tempura shrimp, crab, jalapeño, and avocado.
Color Me Mine puts paintbrushes and pottery in the mitts of customers old and young. Budding Toyozo Arakawas will follow six easy steps to craft beautifully painted ceramics, first choosing a ceramic piece (most cost between $8 and $14) from Color Me Mine's selection of hundreds of seasonally changing items. After charting out the desired design from individual imagination or Color Me Mine's technique sheets, painters will select an underglaze from Color Me Mine's cast of more than 60 colors, then apply paint with the focus of a peregrine falcon occupied by a Rockwellian spirit. Color Me Mine handles all kiln-firing work, allowing clients to take home their final products within three to five days. A studio fee of $5 for children under 12 and $8 for adults and children over 12 covers all paints, supplies, glazing, and firing.
Stepping into The Sweet Tooth Fairy shop is like walking into another era: round tables and high-backed chairs surround an old-fashioned soda fountain, and oldies music plays softly nearby. Pale-blue walls and white crown molding stand behind a glass case full of sweet treats, which are baked daily and earned proprietor Megan Faulkner Brown two appearances on The Rachael Ray Show—one when she was still baking in her basement kitchen, and the next three years later, when her business had grown to nine locations.
Megan uses the "most ordinary" ingredients to whip up her extraordinary pastries, which include chocolate-chip and iced oatmeal cookies, brownies, lemon bars, and a variety of cupcakes and full-grown cakes. Signature cakebites don coats of chocolate or white chocolate flecked with sprinkles. Flavors of baked goods rotate monthly, with some favorites available on a daily basis. Gluten-free options are available, as are frosting shots designed to save time usually spent licking every drop of frosting off the top of a full-size cake.
The potation crafters at Beans & Brews Coffee House whip up hot and cold beverages from perk-proffering coffee beans, relaxing tea leaves, and sweet decaf alternatives. Hot coffee drinks, such as the cappuccino ($3.60 for 12 oz.) or eye-opener brew ($2.80 for 12 oz.) gently jolt the brain awake with mountain-roasted goodness, and the dulcet notes of iced chai ($4.10 for 16 oz.) and B&B frappes ($4.05 for 16 oz.) cool off summer-scorched palates with their sweet, icy taste. Roasters get the most out of each coffee bean with Beans & Brews’ trademark high-altitude roasting, which imparts each batch of grounds with a smooth flavor that, like an angst-riddled teddy bear, maintains a high level of complexity.
Captain Len’s sailboat set his life on a new course. One of his crew members caught a salmon and, on the spot, Len mixed together an improvised yet surprisingly tasty rub for the fish. As he’s sailed the world, Captain Len has added more recipes and techniques to his culinary repertoire, readying him to open Capt. Lens City Barbecue. The menu revolves around a full range of barbecued meats, including smoked chicken, pulled pork, baby back ribs, and texas beef brisket, which the restaurant’s staff smokes for up to 14 hours.
Fast, fresh and friendly!! Delicious hot dogs on a stick cooked fresh to order, refreshing ice cold lemonade made at least every two hours...it doesn't get any fresher than this!! Also serving some awesome vegetarian menu items!