Almond poppy seed bread drenched in orange glaze. Carrot cake chock-full of walnuts and cream cheese. Shortbread coated in pecans and peach preserve. These handcrafted goodies share one key element in common, aside from deliciousness: no gluten.
Retaining the taste of classic baked goods with the use of gluten-free ingredients is the primary goal of Sinfully Gluten-Free owner Heather Zook. She's achieved it according to the Dayton City Paper, which lauds her cakes as "just as good, if not even more sticky and fudgy, than you’d find in any non-gluten-free bakery." The paper likewise praises Sinfully Gluten-Free's pizza, which cooks top with ingredients such as a house blend of pizza sauce and Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce.
Centerville Car Wash & Café's team of wash doctors turns muddy autos into sparkling chariots of cleanliness as customers lounge in comfort. The Works car wash cleanses auto exteriors and paints them with a clear-coat sealant to prevent damage to the paint job. To help to repel the water droplets from melting clouds, Rain-X is applied to glass surfaces, and Wheel Brite treats tires to a relaxing facial while the car's underbody receives a rust-inhibitor bath. The technicians also tend to interiors with similarly meticulous care, vacuuming, washing windows, dusting, and placing an air-freshener cherry on the auto sundae. While the scrubbing and buffing take place, car owners can wait in the café area, which features a flat-screen TV and couches.
Mocha Mavens helps early risers and midday munchers alike embrace each day with a fresh array of specialty coffee drinks, sandwiches, and soft-serve ice cream. The beverage specialists craft unique coffee blends exclusive to Mocha Mavens, which guests can pick up via the drive-thru or enjoy in a relaxing outdoor patio seat. With a triple shot of espresso, caramel, and vanilla, the Maven's Haven ($3–$4) awakens taste buds more gently than licking an electric cattle fence, while the Seventh Heaven latte ($3–$4) infuses white chocolate, caramel, and hazelnut with espresso and steamed milk, sourced fresh each day from a warm mountain milk spring. Grilled panini sandwiches such as the Reuben ($5.95) or the smoked turkey spinach and artichoke sandwich ($5.95) are fired with fresh ingredients, and breakfast specialties such as the egg, cheese, and turkey sausage sandwich ($2.25) can be ordered throughout the day.
Staff members at Tropical Smoothie Cafe whirl blenderfuls of healthy fruits into eclectic smoothies and transform fresh veggies into a full menu of salads and wraps. A mix of pineapple, orange, and nonfat yogurt imbues a Hawaiian Breeze with 24 ounces of sweet and tangy flavor ($4.29), and the Sunny Day smoothie ($4.29) blends a fusion of mangos, banana, orange, kiwi, and a poem about waterfalls. Patrons can also chase libations with savory wraps such as the Jamaican-style jerk chicken ($6.49), or the Totally Turkey ($6.49), a classic combination of turkey, lettuce, tomatoes, and a an affirmation written by Mom on a post-it.
Committed to fresh café creations, Jumpstart Java's baristas lovingly craft coffee ($1.50+) espresso ($2.05+), and pastries ($1.25+) for fast-breaking patrons, with espresso artwork gracing the foam surface of select cups. In addition to the bean-brewed beverages, JumpStart also quenches liquid hunger with specialty drinks such as smoothies ($3.50+), tea ($1.50+), and hot-chocolate concoctions ($2.45+) made to order.
At Indian Trails, children, seniors, and adults alike can embark on an 18-hole quest for small-scale golfing glory on one of two lushly landscaped courses. After expressing their preference for a green, purple, or royal-Stewart-plaid ball, golfers can get in some practice putts and throw away swings before choosing their own adventure on either the Braves & Squaws or Chiefs & Princesses course. Winding through naturally sylvan scenery, the paths for each course take golfers across bridged streams, forested paths, and to the base of a watery cascade, where each hole is designed to blend in to the natural terrain in order to swallow feral golf balls unaware.
Saxbys Coffee delights taste buds with coffees brewed from small-batch roasted beans. Green coffee beans journey from their country of origin to Saxbys' roasting facility, where the master roaster employs traditional European techniques to carefully roast each small batch of beans, giving them a light, medium, or dark flavor profile.
In-store baristas spice up cups of java with more than 200 flavorings, such as coconut and toasted marshmallow, that imbue brews with an extra kick. Saxbys Coffee is just as meticulous with the environment as it is with its beverages—all of the shop's lids, java jackets, napkins, and cups are 100% recyclable and 100% welcomed by billy goats attempting to curb their tin-can addictions.