The Purple Cow Restaurant injects the classic ‘50s diner with Technicolor tones of lavender, amethyst, and lilac. Booth and counter seating host guests, and a soda jerk concocts hand-dipped shakes, as well as adult-only shakes made with a shot of amaretto, Irish cream, Kahlua, or responsibility. The restaurant’s menu blends comfort food standards including burgers, reubens, and BLTs with spicy soups and salads, while for dessert, the kitchen team whips up malts, ice cream sodas, and sundaes. Polly the Purple cow, the eatery’s mascot, frequently stops by to greet customers and make sure the store’s iconic purple vanilla ice cream is the correct shade of periwinkle.
Oak Street Bistro delights diners with edibles that please the palate while remaining environmentally ethical. Each selection on the newly renovated menu is fresh, flavorful, and eco-friendly—chicken is all-natural and free of antibiotics, seafood is sustainable, and vegetables are plucked from the local farmers' market whenever possible. Twenty toppings and seven cheese choices make the Bistro burger ($9.59 with five toppings and one choice of cheese) a bootquake-causing pick for the decision-averse and a masterpiece-begging canvas for creative connoisseurs. Those who prefer their crustaceans with a southern drawl will fancy the sautéed shrimp and grits, which are served together under a cloak of blackened cream sauce, bacon, and fresh parmesan ($10.79 for the lunch portion, $15.85 for dinner). House-made paradise tropical brewed tea ($2.35) and hot spiced apple cider ($2.59) help patrons wet their whistles quickly for impromptu Otis Redding tributes.