Don't let the name fool you: butter cookies are made from more than just butter. At Cutest Cookies, each nut-free, from-scratch batch incorporates 10 ingredients, including vanilla, flour, and meringue powder. Customers determine every cookie's color, shape, and design, ranging from wedding cookies decorated like tuxedos and dresses to birthday cookies ornamented with replicated pictures of the birthday boy or girl.
Bakers make the order one to two days before a customer's event, hand-decorating each cookie with individually mixed icing colors. To ensure freshness, they place every cookie in a cellophane bag fastened with a matching ribbon. If left in original packaging, an airtight container, or your mouth unchewed, the cookies will stay fresh for an entire month.
Precision Time’s mall kiosks brim with trained watch repair technicians and display cases stocked with timepieces from manufacturers such as Casio, Invicta, Fossil, and Sottomarino Italia. Use today's deal toward men's or women's watches from Fossil ($65+) or peruse an extensive collection of clearance timepieces. Festoon wrists with durable plastic Rave watches ($29.99+) aglow in vibrant shades of blue, green, and pink that match with outfits or display solidarity with a feuding crayon box faction. Long-delayed exercise plans are jump-started with Timex’s sporty Ironman Basic 10 Lap Digital watch ($39.95), and the dressy stainless steel T2H281 ($39.95), marked by a genuine leather strap and classic white dial background, guarantees entry to fast-food restaurants’ velvet-roped VIP rooms.
Though the staff at French Fry Heaven believe the best way to serve a potato is fried, they're not in agreement about how they should be seasoned. That's why they cut, fry, and flavor potatoes and sweet potatoes into 50 styles of french fries?some of which, like Napoleon, aren't even French. For more traditional serving versions, they offer slightly salted fries served Dutch-style with a dollop of mayonnaise, British-style with a splash of malt vinegar, and Utah-style with pickle-laced ketchup. But once the chefs veer from the traditional style fries, things really start to get interesting.
The team can season fries in a range of infused salts, from the rich black truffle salt to the mouth-searing ghost pepper salt. To enhance the natural sugar of sweet potatoes, chefs sprinkle those fries with a choice of dessert toppings. These can include options such as blueberry sauce or cinnamon and brown sugar. They can even blend secret ingredients that mimic the flavors of a funnel cake. Their signature fries drip with a range of sauces, from the Canadian poutine to Cajun remoulade.
A flaky danish enfolds prunes and almond paste. A banana-cream pie sports tufts of fresh-whipped cream. There’s a certain nostalgic quality to the baked goods at La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppe, which is fitting for a place whose origins date back to 1952, the year nostalgia was discovered. Each morning, seasoned bakers whip up cupcakes, batches of real buttercream frosting, and sugar-laced pastries. They also knead dough for nearly a dozen varieties of bread including french, rye, and pumpernickel.
Though sweets are the shop’s focus, they have a full-catering menu with soups, sandwiches, and hot meals. In addition, they offer a wide variety of canned jams and salsa, plus organic dog treats.
If you look around Mie Thai?s dining room and spot patrons digging into dishes that aren't on the menu, it's not because they're celebrities or the town's spelling bee champ. It's because they ordered the (sometimes secret) dish of the week that Mie Thai's chefs post on Facebook.
In addition to these creations, which have included gai tod rad prig?fried chicken, basil, and lime leaves in a spicy chili and garlic sauce?patrons can order a variety of fried rice bowls, bean thread noodles with tofu, and traditional Thai desserts, from sticky rice with mangoes to fried bananas drizzled with honey. Diners also enjoy an expansive vegetarian menu. These dishes pair with BYOB drinks.
For anyone who's ever felt a sandwich craving and taco craving simultaneously: Sandwich Time Deli & Tex Mex has you covered. The shop specializes in both, stuffing tortillas with grilled chicken, pulled pork, and steak, and building toasted cuban sandwiches and classic reubens on fresh-baked bread. They also build custom sandwiches your way, piling ingredients like ham, roast beef, cheese, sweet or hot peppers, and mayo onto slices of white, wheat, or rye, and wrap up burritos with a choice of meat and fixin's. Early risers also swing by the shop for its classic breakfasts, which include everything from pancakes to traditional western omelets made with ham, onions, peppers, and sarsaparilla.