July ’15

Feast at the fairways

There’s a sensational view from the spacious covered patio at The Granite Grille, which overlooks The Quarry Golf Club’s 18th hole and pond. Chef Corey Hoffman, who joined the staff in February, is aiming to make the restaurant’s food equally memorable.

First Bite: Macaroons

Do your eyes deceive you? At a glance, you may think you’re looking at a run-of-the-mill burger-and-fry basket, but a closer look reveals a sweet chocolate-coconut macaroon in disguise—with sugar cookie french fries and a raspberry dipping sauce ($5) to boot—created by Hazel Artisan Bakery owner and head pastry chef Emily Grable.

Smart Cars: Still a smart choice?

In the span of a year, the cost of a gallon of gasoline has fallen about a dollar, give or take a dime here and there because of the time of year. The falling price of gas has people heading back to the dealers looking for sport utility vehicles at a higher rate than ever before, according to Edmunds.com.