Axum Coffee's philanthropic owners donate 100% of the profits from their flavorful drinks and toothsome fare to local and national charities. Friendly baristas employ four brewing methods to squeeze the magical essence from each organic fair-trade bean, including the shareable french press ($4 for 32 oz.), the pour-over method, and drip. Espresso classics such as steamed, foamy cappuccinos ($2.50+) rub elbows with specialties including the Cinnabee, which combines honey, cinnamon syrup, and milk ($3.45+ for hot or iced, $3.95 for blended). Guests can bite past ciabatta borders with assorted breakfast and lunch paninis ($3.75–$6.75) such as the Granny, stuffed with turkey, apples, and stories of how the buffalo nickel was invented.
Slinging heaps of hash browns and flipping piles of pancakes are IHOP's signature moves at its more than 1,400 locations throughout America, which serve a slew of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Thou shalt give in to the Bacon Temptation omelette ($9.29), a fluffy pancake batter shell commanding delicious compliance of its faction of bacon, cheese, and diced tomatoes. The recently reinstated All-You-Can-Eat-Pancakes (starting at $4.99; limited time only), accompanying a choice of combos such as the Pick-A-Pancake Combo ($8.29), stocks patrons stomach shelves with a never-ending supply of syrupy dough Frisbees. Evanesce into the pot roast melt ($8.29), a tender beef roast with caramelized onions swimming in beef and mushroom gravy and nostalgia. Waistline-watchers can select from a bevy of Simple & Fit options under 600 calories, including the veggie omelette ($8.59), the Simply Chicken sandwich ($7.99), or the house salad ($3.99).
Beef 'O' Brady’s caters to families and sports fans alike with fresh-grilled eats and draft beers served in a casual dining space featuring wood-paneled walls adorned with sports memorabilia and comfy booth seating. The menu warms stomachs small and large with a collection of Black Angus burgers, 15-inch pizzas baked on a stone hearth, and signature wings served baked or grilled in a variety of two dry rubs and 12 sauces. Twenty-one high-definition TVs continually broadcast live sporting events such as NFL Sunday ticket games indoors while diners can opt to enjoy a meal on the outdoor dining patio. The restaurant also features a private back room for large groups and special events.
When things get going at Let's Skate Orlando, it feels like one giant party. Up to 300 people can circle the skating rink at once, fueled by the beats and melodies of bumping tunes. Lights turn the 25,000-square-foot facility into a mosaic of dancing colors, like what happens when you microwave a bunch of markers. In between laps, guests can unwind over hot dogs, pizza, and other snacks at the concession stand. All this makes the rink a go-to spot for birthday celebrations, so unsurprisingly, five party rooms surround the rink, each one done up in a fun, kid-friendly theme such as pirates, princesses, and rock stars.
NY Pizza Station's chefs serve authentic Sicilian-style pizzas topped with dough and sauces that are made fresh daily. They top these hand-tossed gourmet pies with a myriad of inventive toppings, including blackened Cajun chicken, ricotta cheese, and buffalo sauce. As their pizzas bubble in ovens, they cook classic garlic knots and wings tossed in one of nine sauces—garlic parmesan, lemon pepper, and teriyaki, to name three.
A recently expanded menu and dining room transform this former pizza stand into a true Italian restaurant. The chefs introduce taste buds to the new and improved NY Pizza Station through hearty pastas, chicken parmesan, and exotic seafood scampis. A new team of bartenders concocts adult libations and pours cold brews at the full bar. On select days, NY Pizza Station hosts karaoke, trivia, and live DJs, as well as face painters who decorate younger patrons to resemble their favorite animal or hedge-fund logo.
The Original Cheesesteak House serves authentic Philly-style cheesesteaks and hearty sides in a casual, colorful atmosphere. Sandwich searchers can choose from a menu of cheesesteaks and chicken steaks, served with or without onions and a choice of american, provolone, or whiz cheese. Stick with the original cheese or chicken steak ($7.25 each), or venture into uncharted carnivorous lands with a marinara-laden original pizza steak ($7.50) or a chicken and broccoli cheesesteak ($7.50). Customers can custom-adorn all sammies with a dozen different toppings and finish off feasts with a basket of fries and an icy fountain drink.