The multilayered sandwich is complex yet simple to make, like a periodic table of the elements drawn in colored chalk on the sidewalk. Pay homage to Mendeleev with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of paninis, salads, and starters at Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe.
The oven operators of Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe craft a coterie of fresh salads, starters, and sandwiches. A crisp shrimp cocktail ($8.95) or potent potion of spinach-artichoke dip ($7.95) eases bereft bellies into satiety, and grill-marked grub pairs with fresh greenery in a grilled-chicken salad ($8.95). After slaying a starter, tackle a sandwich-sized challenge such as the horseradish beef flanked by red onions and cheddar cheese ($8.95). The cuban panini decorates Caribbean-shaped slices of glazed ham and swiss cheese with pickles arranged in the formation of the Greater Antilles, and the chipotle turkey tempts intrepid taste buds with spicy mayonnaise atop tomato, onion, and cheddar cheese (both $8.95). Herbivorous hunger vanishes before the grilled-cheese trinity of cheddar, swiss, and asiago ($7.95) or the breaded-eggplant panini mingling with marinara and mozzarella ($8.95). Like an out-of-practice Pied Piper, sandwiches are followed everywhere they go by potato chips and a pickle.
Though not included in this Groupon, Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe slakes bread-born thirsts with a cornucopia of teas, coffees, and cold drinks, and sates sweet teeth with a rotating repertoire of gourmet cupcakes.
Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe
Riley Greider is the mind, hands, and sweet teeth behind Sugar Mountain Bake Shoppe, a gourmet bakery specializing in cupcakes. More than 128 flavors rotate across the shop’s menu in groups of 13 to 20 each day, baked daily in small batches from fresh ingredients.
With such an enormous repertoire of recipes, the cupcake case has room for classics such as carrot cake alongside fancier flavors such as cinnamon french toast and cherry crème brûlée—not to mention the decidedly outlandish, such as loaded baked potato and Game Day Chili. While retaining a home-baked look, many of the cakelets wear elaborate toppers of sprinkles, frosting swirls, or fruit. All this creativity won the shop the title of Best Cupcakes in City Newspaper’s 2011 Readers’ Choice poll.