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Ingebretsen's Scandinavian Gifts was launched by Charles Ingebretsen back in 1921. Boasting the same address for almost a century, this family-run store specializes in Scandinavian imports. Its building is impossible to miss, with outer facades adorned with beautiful folk art. On offer are a variety of meats, cheeses, breads, candy, spices and preserves. In addition to specialty foods, they also feature craft items and knitwork. More than a shop, it is a melting pot of Scandinavian culture.
A Baker's Wife is an absolute must visit for anyone and everyone, to try their heavenly baked goodies. Step into this warm and cozy bakery and you will never want to leave! The dizzying array of pastries here includes cookies, cupcakes, cakes, tea cake, cheesecake, bread, croissants, muffins and lots more. Patrons of this pastry shop drive up from miles away, just to enjoy one of their popular American Teacakes.
Join the bunch of early birds at the Butter Bakery Cafe where you can start off your day with a cup of excellent, fair-trade coffee, scrumptious and award-winning eclairs and locally-sourced organic food. This family-owned, neighborhood cafe is more of a community hangout where locals mingle with others throughout the day over creamy coffees and delightful snacks options. The vibe of the cafe is laid back, so you can either read your favorite book for hours at stretch or avail of the free Wi-Fi facility and surf the internet at will. And if that's not enough, the cafe spices up the weekend nightlife by hosting live music performances of local and national bands.
Garden of Eden opened its doors to the public in 1972 and is known among the best cosmetic stores in the city. The store essentially offers its very own collection bath and body works, that are made using natural herbs and fragrances. These ecologically friendly products, leave your body feeling supple and nourished with goodness. The sincerity and quality of the products have made this store, one of the most visited stores, in the city.
Sunfish Cellars are all about local as well as international wines and beers. Counted among the best shops for specialty food, the store is also known for its classes on wine making. Apart from the delectable wines, the store offers, elegant stemware and bar accessories. There is a wine bar housed within this classy store, so you get a chance to taste some good wine. With highly pocket friendly prices and the best quality products, Sunfish Cellars invites you to taste some of the best wines.
Southern food including classic creations as well as inventive plates are offered at this Lowertown establishment of Handsome Hog. Pig takes the center stage in this restaurant, just like in its namesake. Pork Belly, Bourbon Braised Pork Chops are among the many pork-centric dishes on its menu. However, pork doesn't steal all the glory, long time favorites like Smoked Beef Brisket, Baby Back Ribs are among the many other delicious servings of meat available at Handsome Hog. On demand, it offers a charcuterie with meats sourced from different regions. To end your meaty meal at Handsome Hog, order a sweet plate from their desserts section.
Travail Kitchen and Amusements is a lively local restaurant with a unique concept and menu. A truly bright splash of creativity and quality in both conceptualization and execution of the dishes, has people coming back for more. A blend of the traditional American classics fused with the playfulness of molecular gastronomy ensures a novel experience each time. The menu is fixed price at USD130 for two and includes 10 courses. The entertainment section of the meal is a lively, unique affair with chefs and waiters sweeping past at various times, occasionally bursting into song and interacting with guests. They do have special deal nights, like Date Nights when the price is USD110. Seating is communal style, and you can reserve a table for a group or party, though regular reservations aren't accepted.