In the bakery biz

For lovers of decadent sweets, Carrie Buchanan’s Bombshell Cupcakes & Cookies are an answered prayer. One of her many over-the-top, muffin-sized cupcakes, titled Junk in Her Trunk, is moist chococolate cake, loaded with Oreos, toffee candy and chocolate chip cookie dough, with vanilla frosting and a Reese’s cup garnish.

Mouthwatering mashed potatoes

A popular and generously portioned entree at Grinders Above & Beyond is the Sky High ($6.95), which starts with a slice of garlic bread, topped with your choice of either pot roast or meatloaf, a mound of garlic mashed potatoes and smothered with savory homemade gravy.

Refuge of Hope

One hears plenty about the lively restaurant scene in downtown Canton, but the busiest dining room downtown is a different kind of operation. The meal ministry at nonprofit organization Refuge of Hope serves hot meals seven times a week to the community, free of charge.

Nothing flat about the taste

It’s no surprise that the Mediterranean flatbread is among the most popular menu items at Royal Docks Brewing Company. A 12-inch crust of naan dough is generously topped with artichoke pesto, red onions, roasted tomatoes, kalamata olives, crumbled feta cheese and fresh basil, with a wedge of lemon for added zest.