Louisa's Cafe and Bakery
Louisa's combines creative American cuisine with a cozy artisan atmosphere. This fall’s dinner menu whets and whittles appetites into the shape of garden gnomes with a starter of pan-fried rosemary butternut squash ($6) or a buttery bowl of curry and sea-salt popcorn ($6). Tickle the tongue’s ultra-sensitive taste buds further by matchmaking a glass of Los Vascos sauvignon blanc ($7) from the wine list with Louisa’s chicken pot-pie, made with all-natural, locally raised chicken simmered in a white-wine stew and topped with chef Sara’s baked-to-order pastry ($14). Otherwise, feed the kid inside you—with whom you sometimes have internal debates over who is the best 16th-century poet—by snagging a bowl of baked mac 'n' cheese ($12).