The Fig Leaf Cleaning Company's licensed and bonded maids forgo synthesized chemicals in favor of natural oils and bio-enzymes during thorough housecleaning sessions. Tidy technicians can send vacuums roaring across floor surfaces and the bushy backs of sleeping uncles before dusting frills and furniture and collecting garbage. Sanitizer scours kitchen and bathroom counters and appliances, and spiders abscond from their abodes as cleaners shoo away cobwebs. Maids opt to use the vacuum, mop, broom, and toilet brush that belong to domiciles, as shared items often spread germs and trade secrets.
Light streams in through the floor-to-ceiling windows at the front of Glazed Doughnuts & Cafe, glinting off cushy high-backed chairs and sleek wooden tables before mingling with the crystals in the ornate chandelier. Before taking a seat or levitating next to the bookshelf, customers can peruse the mouth-watering menu, selecting treats including tantalizingly fresh scratch-made doughnuts, croissants, and muffins, carefully stacked sandwiches, and draughts of energy-boosting coffee.
New York-style pizza and Italian-style Italian food fill the menu at Café Sicilia, a casual neighborhood joint with a welcoming feel. Served by the pie or slice, sizzling pizzas are topped with canadian bacon, mushrooms, capers, artichokes, and other standard or specialty toppings and give off the aromas of toasted crust and melty cheese. Deep dish, sicilian-style pies pack an extra hearty punch, while stromboli and calzones transform the slice into a more compact culinary vehicle.
Outside the pizza realm, Café Sicilia's chefs plate fettucini alfredo, baked ziti, tortellini, and lasagna. Kids can tuck into spaghetti and meatballs or chicken parmigiana, while parents feast on zuppa de pesce, an assortment of seafood layered in zesty marinara. Culinary expeditions conclude with tiramisu, cannoli, and plain or chocolate cheesecake.
A woven hanging light looms overhead, casting a buttery glow on wall alcoves festooned with orchid arrangements. Nearby, booths flaunt intricate geometric designs to match throw pillows on the adjacent sofa. The walls are comprised of texturally diverse materials such as stacked stone, exposed brick, and barbecue-flavored wallpaper, an eclectic assortment that mirrors Orchid City Café's mélange of Cajun, American, and Asian fusion fare.
Poboys and Thai-style rice dishes overflow with a choice of catfish, salmon, and chicken—all available fried, grilled, blackened, or interrogated. Chefs also mold half-pound Angus sirloin burgers to pair with fresh-cut french fries and specialty drinks such as smoothies or sweet boba tea.
Short Stop Food to Go features a simplified selection of grabbable salads, sandwiches, and daily-made fresh casseroles. Break from a midday dominoes duel for a balsamic salad ($8) with grilled chicken, mozzarella, and tomatoes drizzled with balsamic dressing and nestled on a bed of crisp greens, or boost a beta-carotene-deprived body with a broccoli salad ($7) served with tuna or chicken salad. Customizable sandwich selections allow you to orchestrate a laudable lunch by pairing the filling with the bread of your choice and are offered in half portions ($5) or whole ($7), with the accompaniment of chips or carrots. Nab a scoop of the spicy Mexican tuna salad, loaded with cilantro, onions, and dried red-chili pepper and placed on a soft and fluffy croissant, or pile thin-sliced roast beef onto 12-grain bread for a simple sandwich qualified to satisfy even the most passionate fiber fan.
The light goes on in 12 Bagels’ kitchen early each morning, and it’s not because the ovens can’t sleep. The staff shuffles into the kitchen well before the first customers arrive, making fresh bagels in flavors that range from sweet chocolate chip and cinnamon sugar to savory cheddar cheese, egg, and sun-dried tomato. The menu also includes flavored cream cheeses, bagel sandwiches, and freshly brewed coffee.
For a place that offers caffeine pick-me-ups by the cup, Stupid Good Coffee has a very relaxing vibe. Guests chatter in the golden-white glow emanating from the cafe's industrial-style hanging lights. These fixtures hang over the best spot in the house: the long, stomach-high coffee bar made from repurposed wood, from which guests can people-watch through the windows in front of them—so long as it's their own reflection—or chat over cups of coffee made from Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters beans. When not in the mood for regular coffee, they can sip on all-natural smoothies or mocha milkshakes that are the best combination of mind stimulant and cold dessert since Rubik's ice cubes.