- $19 for one dozen jumbo cupcakes (a $30 value)
Se7en Cupcakes and Martinis
Offering more than its title treats, Se7en Cupcakes and Martinis is also a proud purveyor of pizza, nachos, beer, and wine. But it's the inventive martinis and the whimsically decorated cupcakes that bring customers bounding into the dining room and onto the patio. Each of the seven martinis represents a different sin, with ingredients and colors to match. Lust, for instance, pairs a cocoa-dusted glass rim with red velvet flavors, while Gluttony pairs a pretzel-encrusted rim with a salted caramel libation.
Cupcake, here, has two meanings. It refers not only to the elaborate, buttercream-slathered morsels baked in the kitchen, but to the wines available, which all hail from Cupcake Vineyards. The actual desserts vary wildly in appearance, impeccably designed with season- or even week-appropriate colors, frosting ruffles, and candies that engage sight as avidly as taste. Some are gluten-free, and all are available individually or in bulk for parties. Broken shards of edible "glass," along with chaotic spatters of red, might decorate a Halloween batch, while gluten-free birthday cupcakes wear a perfectly consistent, dense cloak of rainbow sprinkles.