Sugar Mama's Cupcakery satisfies sweet teeth with a roster of gourmet, frosting-topped, bite-sized baked goods that star 8–15 varieties per day. The inventory of diminutive dainties has included flavors such as fruity kiwi strawberry, peanut-butter cup, and vegan and gluten-free vanilla. Caramel filling tucks itself inside the chocolate Oh My Gooey cupcake, while cocoa constituents can cast a vote for The Mayor, its campaign bolstered thanks to baked-in chocolate chips and walnuts, chocolate butter cream, and kisses from local babies.
Old Town Burger & Breakfast serves up hearty, 100% certified Angus hamburg from two south Washington eateries. Carnivorous connoisseurs may choose the house burger, a quarter-pound of Angus beef capped with a fresh egg, country-cut bacon, American cheese, house sauce, onion, pickles, tomato, and crisp lettuce, all tucked between doughy bedsheets. Or they can opt to tackle the swiss-and-mushroom burger, a quarter-pound of Angus beef blanketed in swiss cheese and topped with pickles, sautéed mushrooms, crisp lettuce, onion, and tomato, piled sky-high on a bun. Guests may dine in or take entrees, both of which come with a side of french fries and a 16 oz. soft drink, to go for noshing in a local park or steam shovel.
Adults love to drink coffee. Kids love to play. But unless you have a frappuccino-filled swimming pool in your backyard, there aren't many places where both activities can take place. That's where Little Cups & Grownups comes in. Part cafe and part play-space, Little Cups allows adults to relax and converse as their children interact in a supervised area stocked with toys and books. Baristas pour Caffe D'arte coffee and espresso drinks alongside salads, chicken wraps, and turkey paninis, while parties provide kids with snacks and drinks of their own, including personal pizzas and juice.
When Jeremy Brown's wife was expecting her second child, the couple realized their small house wasn't going to fit a family of four. Upon moving to a 5-acre fixer upper outside Battle Ground, the pair raised their kids as Jeremy nurtured another project: using those acres to create his own winery.
Since starting with his quaint, Tuscan-inspired tasting room, Jeremy has expanded his grounds to include several large patios and a wood-fired oven in the kitchen, where chefs prepare pizzas and small plates. Live musicians grace Rusty Grape Vineyard's stage Wednesday–Saturday, adding soothing tunes that complement the tasting room's draft beers and rotating selection of wine by the glass and bottle. Available pours might include a 2011 riesling or a complex red wine whose hints of cranberry give way to an oatmeal-cookie finish.
Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.
Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milk Shake, and Best Drive-Thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.
El Presidente exemplifies a classic Mexican restaurant, with a colorfully decorated dining room, a bar stocked with frosty cervezas, and a menu of authentic dishes. Follow the aroma of sizzling carnitas and roasting peppers into the kitchen, where you'll find chefs whipping up enchiladas, burritos, and Mexican specialties—such as tender steak picado and sweet and spicy chicken mole. They also extend their culinary expertise towards variety of seafood dishes, smothering jumbo shrimp in house-made ranchero sauce and packing burritos with crab, shrimp, and chicken.
Guests await meals at tabletops and booths out in the expansive dining room, where Mexican artwork speckles the walls. Crystal-clear speakers create a festive atmosphere by playing lively tunes in lieu of stuffy muzack or recordings of the word "sorrow" repeated over and over again.