Artistic opportunities abound at Mudpatch Creations. The locally owned pottery studio hosts classes and birthday parties that focus on painting techniques and of course, pottery. The staff helps visitors decorate bisque and greenware items, such as animal figurines or plates for those same animal figurines to use when eating. Mudpatch also sells pottery supplies including glazes, acrylic paints, and a selection of brushes.
With a focus on small, fresh batches made frequently, Antique Sweets stocks its old-fashioned-style candy store with a bevy of confections, hand-dipped chocolates and barks, truffles, homemade ice cream, and more. The confectionary's signature Bulldog Bites ($2.25/square, $17.25/lb.) feature fresh pecans drizzled with homemade caramel and covered in a thin layer of chocolate. Peering out from the store's glass display cases are peanut or pecan brittle ($4.75/half-pound bag), flavored truffles ($0.95/piece), and chocolate-dipped dried cranberry cups ($0.85/piece). The kid's corner corrals nostalgic and modern candy alike, ranging from Necco wafers to gummy bears and Pixy Stix, and an impressive gift selection allows generous treat-hounds to gift tasty goodies for birthdays or reward themselves for remembering to send their wife a card for Millard Fillmore’s birthday.
Named for the historical hacienda in Mexico once owned by Don Miguel Hidalgo—the father of Mexican independence—and known for its artisanal tequila, Corralejo Mexican Flair proffers south-of-the-border eats and tequila-based libations. Chefs in the kitchens of all three locations whip up traditional dishes, hand-mashing fresh avocados for batches of rich guacamole and flash-frying sun-dried-tomato tortillas to serve as a base for chimichangas. Having perfected the science of mixology during rigorous training sessions, Corralejo’s expert bartenders sling tequila-based beverages down the bar along trajectories they've carefully diagrammed on cocktail napkins.
Flame-kissed entrees and composed sushi adorn diners' plates at Eenoco Japanese Steak & Sushi and a selection of sake and Japanese beers keeps thirsts at bay. Hibachi stations allow dexterous chefs to impress guests with a dazzling display of teppanyaki skills and mental long division as they portion such fiery delights as chicken teriyaki ($13) according to the crowd's thunderous applause. Brimming with surf-fresh catches, chefs behind the sushi bar carefully layer cuts of fish atop ricey pillows to create ranks and files of nigiri ($3.25+ for two pieces) and bind rice around a protein-laden core of spicy tuna, white tuna, and seared tuna alongside avocado and spicy mayo to form the Tuna Tornado maki ($12). Lunchtime menus in Eatonton and Madison muscle aside midday hunger pangs, enlisting the appetite-sating heft of the spicy tuna burger, which heaps avocado and spicy mayo atop a fused frankenpatty of steak and spicy tuna ($8).
Ella’s serves 100% Natural Artisan Gelato (Italian ice cream), gourmet chocolates & fudge, imported candy bars from over 60 countries, over 100 different brands of old fashioned Soda's & more than 4000 candies. With over 20,000 customers & national press in both Professional Candy Buyer Magazine and Today’s Restaurant News.
A dizzying number of ice creams?always homemade?make up the roster at Bruster's Real Ice Cream. Their flavors include a mix of classic standbys and out-of-the-box creations, including sea salt caramel flecked with toffee, black raspberry, and death by chocolate, which requires a signed waiver before consumption. These are available in a cup, atop a cone, or in a sundae throughout the week.