Yabo's Tacos showcases a menu to satisfy a range of appetites at both of its lively locations. A Baja-style menu dazzles palates with an array of fresh, made-from-scratch plates, including flavorful combinations of burritos, tacos, wraps and salads. Kid-friendly choices, fresh baked desserts, and specialty margaritas from the cantina round out meals. While dining, guests may watch their favorite sporting event on one of Yabo's many large-screen televisions. The buzz of a fun, festive atmosphere beckons families to partake in game-day outings or family dinners.
Tony Klausing traces his interest in winemaking back to watching his father prepare 1-gallon batches in the basement, where the inexperienced vintner would mix ingredients in the only method afforded to him: trial and error. Later, when Tony went on to open his own winery with the skills he learned, he decided to give it a name from a classic song, and landed on a shortened version of “Good Vibrations.” Now that he’s perfected his winemaking process, his wines bear the names of other favorite songs, acting like a mix tape that declares his crush on the craft.
Tony shares his ardor with the visitors to his storefront, where they’re greeted in a room with exposed brick and wood accents. The tasting bar encompasses a selection of more than 20 vintages, each of which pairs readily with available cheese plates. Clients can even charter the winery to produce wines of their own design that also bear custom labels.
The Dream Dinners experience is like a cross between a barn raising and a bar crawl, minus the alcohol and hard labor. After you choose from a rotating menu of up to 17 dishes per month, you schedule a spot at one of Dream Dinners' fun and easy preparation sessions. During the sessions, many have been known to dance between food stations, following easy instructions as they bag, season, and all but cook their families' meals for the month. After your session, take the uncooked meals home to your freezer and prepare them nightly for no-thought-required, delicious meals that'll keep you healthy, full, and free to think about times tables and monkey rentals on your daily commute. The succulent menu items will fool even the most fastidious foodies into thinking you slaved over the stove to prepare such deliciously complex dishes as cider-braised pork chops, garlic-balsamic–marinated steak, and creamy chicken-chipotle ravioli. Dazzle your dining-room table with fancy restaurant fare or serve up casual and comfort foods full of flavor, like sage-crusted pork chops and Tuscan chicken with fettuccine.
Every morning, Rita's Italian Ice's dessert-makers show up to work and start smashing fruit to bits. They extract the juices, natural sugars, and sweet flesh of each to infuse into their freshly-made italian ices. The ices pair well with custards and creams for mixed treats, or serve as refreshingly cool treats on their own. The staff even take small groups on behind-the-scenes tours of their kitchens, teaching the secrets to freezing mango juice into a silky-smooth texture or milking a banana.
Catering to dessert-starved people of all lifestyles, the dessert crafters at Josie's Yogurt create mouthwatering flavors with health-conscious ingredients. Using pure crystalline fructose, a fruit-based sugar with a low glycemic index, allows the sweets stirrers to tempt palates without using traditional sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, cookbook cutouts of turkeys, or other unhealthful additives. Josie's offers many flavors that rotate through stores in groups of 12; Georgia peach swirls into cups with the ease of a southern drawl, and chocolate mousse allows customers to savor the pleasure of sampling a rich dessert without the guilt of having to steal the dessert cart. Regular, low-calorie, and sugar- and lactose-free options regularly dot the menu, filling bowls before being covered with selections from the 36 topping options and five sauces.