Deliciously Different Restaurants to Try This Summer

New restaurants are making their summer debuts across The Colony. These budding establishments are full of fresh ideas, refined atmospheres and flavors that wow. Discover some of the latest eateries to open and get ready to take out or dine in at your new favorite.

Ginna’s Café

Located inside SCHEELS, Ginna’s Café is the perfect stop for a cup of coffee or a light bite during a shopping adventure. Just like the World’s Largest All Sports Store, Gina’s offers more than you can imagine. With freshly roasted coffee creations and specialty drinks to hearty sandwiches and salads, this café is a necessary stop during every trip to SCHEELS. Be on the lookout for homemade fudge, coming soon.

Julie’s Sweets

You may remember when this southern-style bakery was located off Main Street, but now Julie is back and serving up tasty treats inside Grandscape. Stop on by Julie’s Sweets to see the daily offerings ranging from cakes to cookies, all baked with love and without “the bad stuff”. Feel good about treating yourself to sweets made with unbleached flour, unrefined sugar, healthy oils and no preservatives. The all-natural bakery even makes KETO treats daily for dieters. Go ahead and give in to temptation, you’ll find Julie’s Sweets taste just like mother used to make.


Welcome to a sweet tooth’s dream. The famous Kilwins confectioner dates back to 1947 and has been serving fine chocolates, fudges, candies and ice creams since then. Many of the sweet treats sold in the store are made on-site, by hand. Whether it’s their creamy fudge, perfected caramel apples or traditional corns and brittles, Kilwins sweets are expertly crafted following original recipes. Chewy caramels and snappy brittles are still cooked in copper kettles and the Mackinac Island Fudge tastes just as it did in the ‘40s. Stop by the shop next time you’re looking for a sweet treat or edible souvenir.

Liberation Coffee

Liberate yourself from poor quality coffee and artificial flavors. With a focus on freshly roasted beans, responsible sourcing and a small menu done right, it is no wonder Liberation Coffee is the new favorite coffee house located inside Grandscape. Their menu extends beyond coffee and espresso, featuring traditional iced tea, chai, smoothies and pastries sourced from local bakers. Stop by next time you need a caffeine fix or just a quiet place to work.

Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse

New York-style cuisine has arrived in The Colony. Sink your teeth into award-winning pizza, signature wings, calzones and hot sandwiches at the new Parry’s Pizza. Their New York-centric menu not only offers some familiar entrees but also features unique dishes reminiscent of the Empire State. Starring dishes include Italian Nachos smothered with Alfredo cheese sauce, Philly Steak pizza with grilled onions and peppers, and fried Polo Grounds Parm Bites with white ketchup, Parry’s signature condiment also known as homemade ranch dip. Parry’s Pizza knows a good slice of pie pairs best with a cold beer. Pick an ale, stout, lager or sour from one of 80 taps featuring local brews. The best deal at the bar is Parry’s Pint, a seasonal rotation of $4 full-sized pints. Thinking of leaving the restaurant without trying their fruit-infused lemonade and a Canal St. Cannoli – fuggedaboutit. Be sure to check out their daily specials and combos for the biggest bang for your buck.

Seven Doors Kitchen & Cocktails

The perfect mix of modern American cuisine and historical charm, Seven Doors Kitchen & Cocktails crafts a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Explore their menu filled with classic dishes and flavor profiles enhanced with fresh ingredients. Some house favorites include signature Man Candy bacon, handmade Caviar Chips, Short Rib Chili, Prime Rib French Dip and pan-seared Ruby Trout, just to name a few. The dining room showcases seven French colonial doors from the 1800s, which inspired the restaurant’s name and striking decor. Seven Doors features an extensive beverage menu containing whiskey cocktails, martinis and mules, local beers, west coast wines, frozen cocktails and even non-alcoholic mocktails. Don’t miss out on the $5 Happy Hour or Late Night Happy Hour for some of the best drinks and deals in the city. Any time of day, you are bound to enjoy great food, love and gratitude at Seven Doors.

The Baked Bear

Just in time for the summer heat, a custom ice cream sandwich shop is bringing cold, creamy treats to the streets. You decide your adventure when stepping into The Baked Bear. Mix and match any cookie or brownie base, ranging from chocolate chip and red velvet to gooey butter cake and sea salt peanut butter chocolate. One good decision leads to another as you pick your desired ice cream flavor and toppings. The last step on this ice cream journey is crucial, deciding whether to have your sandwich warmed up. Enjoy the ooey gooey fresh-out-of-the-oven taste or sink your teeth into the ultimate cold treat. The Baked Bear keeps you coming back for more with seasonal ice cream flavors and a featured cookie of the month. This incredible ice cream shop also offers vegan and gluten-free options for those with specialty diets to enjoy.

Triple T’s Popcorn

With a passion for popcorn, one local family has opened up a shop dedicated to their favorite snack. Triple T’s Popcorn, named for the owners’ three children, goes beyond classic butter and creates an assortment of fun flavors to try. Take a culinary walk on the wild side with savory Bacon Cheddar, spicy Buffalo Rub and even slightly sour Dill Pickle. If you prefer your popcorn on the sweeter side, Triple T’s has you covered with Cinnamon Toast, crunchy Toffee Almond, Oreo and a variety of chocolate drizzled creations. Stop by the shop for a bag to go or a souvenir bucket to bring home.

Twigs American Kitchen

A focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients dictates the menu at Twigs American Kitchen. The visionary restaurant concept elevates New American cuisine with Italian, Asian and Middle Eastern influences. Begin your meal with a Tempura-Crusted Calamari or signature Blue Crab and Artichoke Dip, followed by a grilled Coulotte Steak Salad, roasted Red Pepper Salmon or braised Osso Bucco. For a Texas-inspired meal, go for the Beef Brisket Flatbread and The Colony pizza, both bursting with flavors from the Lone Star State. Twigs also serves up an incredible brunch on the weekends. The Carne Asada Benedict with chipotle-ancho hollandaise and Candied Bacon French Toast made with crème brûlée batter are brunch game-changers. The featured Texas whiskeys and epicurean cocktails further elevate the dining experience. One look at the drink menu and you will see creations such as The High Castle fizz and Juniper Mule crafted with gin. Overall, Twigs is an upscale-casual eatery perfect for any occasion.

More to Explore

There are even more restaurants, eateries and bars to explore in The Colony. Recently P.F. Chang’s opened their doors inside Grandscape, just down the road from Scissors and Scotch, the gentlemen’s salon sporting a full bar and complimentary cocktails. For a complete list of dining options in The Colony, visit our website. Be sure to keep checking back as even more dining options are soon to open.