At the corner of 7th & Polk, you will find a lively patio, where people gather to celebrate the workday's end or meet before a downtown dining or symphony event. Inside is a cafe setting, filled with smells of savory tapas and small plate selections from around the world. At the deli counter, the sight of artisan cheeses and meats chosen to compliment the impressive and ever-changing wine by-the-glass selection (over 50). On one side a charming marble bar, backed with Italian made Enomatic wine dispense and preservation systems; on the other, an enclosed, climate controlled wine shop displaying a vast, 300+ bottle selection of wines for here or retail to go. There is a little something here for everyone to fall in love with, including the hard-to-find selections you would be challenged to uncover anywhere else between Dallas and Denver.
We have taken the unique opportunity to offer wines to our customers through two different routes of trade.
First we have built a restaurant and wine bar for people to come and create their own unique wine experience. This allows people to come and try wines and the foods that go with them, in an atmosphere that is entertaining, educational and relaxing. We offer over 50 wines by the 6 oz. glass or by a 3 oz. half glass, or “taster”. We rotate new wines on to this list every two weeks to offer the best exposure from our wine cellar which holds over 300 selections, all of which available to drink by the bottle.
Second, we also operate as a retail shop. Like any other retail store, whether it be a grocery store, a package liquor store or discount warehouse, we offer our wines at a very competitive retail price to take home. The difference is that we meticulously select our wines on quality, varietal correctness and value. Our staff is knowledgeable and courteous and always happy to help you find the best wine for you. We extend quantity discounts to our customers. Our greatest offer or added value is being able to try these wines before you buy.
Yes a bottle of wine carries two prices at Crush, one for in-house consumption, one for a take home retail. In our wine shop, the bottles are marked with both prices. We are not trying to fool anyone here. Like any restaurant or wine bar, we have in-house costs that we must justify in our pricing: wine inventory, storage, glassware, our open bottle preservation system and our service, are all legitimate and what we feel are fair to recover. UNLIKE any other restaurant or wine bar, our mark up is considerably lower. A lot lower. It is not a flat markup or corkage fee. It is based on a small percentage, a fraction of what most restaurants consider the norm. Bottom line, our in-house glass and bottle prices are cheaper than any other restaurant or wine bar in this city, or most cities for that matter. There are only a handful of wine lists in Amarillo that you could even try to compare ours to, but I challenge you to do so. We are very proud of our product because we are very passionate about wine, food and the friends we have made through them. We feel that keeping our in-house pricing lower, will generate good will, as well as traffic. We listen to our customers, if you have any questions or concerns about our system, please drop me a note: firstname.lastname@example.org , or stop by Crush and we can further discuss this over a glass of wine.
The Ruffled Cup was created as Amarillo's first and finest cupcakery in the Texas Panhandle. Owned and operated by mother and daughter, this is a local Amarillo Business, not a corporate chain.
Family traditions have always been the center of our lives. When creating "The Ruffled Cup" we went back in time, remembering when Grandma baked sweet treats in the kitchen, dressed in her little ruffled apron. She taught us how to appreciate the simple things in life, and how to put our hearts into everything we do.
As mother and daughter, we have many fond memories of baking together, making sweet little treats to share with our friends and family. We want to share our love for baking with Amarillo, and we hope our cupcakes taste just like you remember- a classic little cake but with an elegant twist.
At the Ruffled Cup, we pride ourselves in baking our cupcakes from scratch, daily. Our gourmet cupcakes and signature swirled frosting are made with only the finest ingredients, including Callebaut chocolate, European sweet cream butter, real cream cheese, and Mexican Vanilla. What sets our cupcakery apart from other bakeries is our devotion to the most discerning customerâ€™s sweet tooth. We never use a cake mix, or freeze and thaw our cupcakes!
We rotate our menu of over 80 flavors weekly, serving our "favorites" daily, and offering our unique flavors on a rotating basis. Ruby Red Velvet, Va -Va Vanilla, Chocolate Obsession, and our signature cupcake, "The Ruffled Truffle" can always be found on our menu. A minimum of seven additional flavors will be available to enjoy, daily.
Everyone loves cupcakes, and no one makes them better than "The Ruffled Cup!" Custom orders are available with a seven day advance notice. We strive to make your cupcake dreams come true, so no job is too big or too small for "The Ruffled Cup." Cupcakes are perfect for birthday parties, anniversaries, thank you gifts, bridal showers, and weddings.
"We Bake, you smile"