The Ajax Pita Pit provides sustenance in the form of decadently stuffed pockets of joy, with fillings spanning a spectrum of vegetarian and carnivorous eats. Along with 9-inch regular pitas, the sandwichery provides 6-inch “petitas” for jaws with rusty hinges. Fuel up with a gyro ($5.99, $4.49 petita), or unhinge your jaw and try the Dagwood Club with turkey, ham, and roast beef ($7.09, $5.59 petita). Vegetarians can also find delicious items on the menu, such as the falafel ($5.99) or hummus ($5.09) pitas. If your nonconformist stomach refuses to be satiated by any of the menu items, build your own pita and choose from a potpourri of stuffings, including pickles, mushrooms, jalapeños, pineapple, croutons, tzatziki, barbecue sauce, or ranch dressing. Smoothies, such as the five-berry or the strawberry kiwi omega-3, provide the fruitful river on which a pita may sail smoothly to port ($3.79). The Ajax Pita Pit is open seven days a week, making it a perfect pit stop after an uninspired day at the office or a weekend of Narwhal farming off Nunavut.
Caribbean and Asian influences combine forces on Rotilicious's menu of roti, rice dishes, and meaty entrees. Classic West Indian roti, an unleavened bread also popular on the Indian subcontinent, delivers fillings of pumpkin ($5.25), chickpea ($4.79), and duck ($6.99) with sleek, aerodynamic ease. Rotilicious cooks simmering cauldrons of sauces, including spicy garlic, black bean, and oyster, to compete for a spot on the beef entree list ($9.95). Meanwhile, the large jerk chicken avenges itself of the abrasive misnomer with savoury spices ($7.25). Weary muscles can feast on a small order of curried chicken, goat, or beef, infusing their owners with enough protein to lift low spirits or entire rock collections ($7.49). Satisfy Chinese cravings with large orders of chow or lo mein, stocked full of vegetables ($6.95), chicken ($7.95), or shrimp ($8.95).
The palate-popular chefs at The Lobster House emphasize freshness while assembling their hearty seafood dinners, using maritime lobsters that are shipped to the restaurant multiple times a week as the focal point of their menu. Before digging into salmon and halibut entrees, diners visit the eatery’s complimentary bread, salad, and ice cream bar, where they can hide scoops of ice cream beneath beds of lettuce to flout parental embargos on pre-meal sweets. The kitchen also prepares cut-to-order steaks boasting certified Angus meat that has aged for at least four weeks. Sandy tones wash over The Lobster House’s dinning room as sturdy wooden tables hoist hefty plates of delectable sea-fruits.
Hy Tea's experienced beverage brewers invite pairs to relax in their teahouse for Hy-Tea Time, an experience based on British High Tea that blends hot beverages with a variety of edibles. Light flickers across patrons' faces as they chat by the main room's fireplace, where hands warm around cups filled with gourmet blends of tea or the rich flavours of strong americano coffee. Blooming tea, a 100% natural green tea, warms esophagi; chocolate-mint tea is reminiscent of an after-dinner-duel mint. Between sips, couples share buttery scones paired with cheeses, jam, and cream. Digits delight at the sight of finger sandwiches, and teeth sink like a defeated battleship into various sweets and fruits. Customers can venture outside during warm weather to sip drinks on the patio, which offers views of Frenchman's Bay Village and the sun's daily strobe-light shows. Call to make reservations for Hy Tea Time, which is offered at any time.
Crème Brûlée's boutique bakery and café offers a multifaceted menu of sweet and savoury eats and treats catering to various dietary restrictions, with an array of delectable dishes available in sugar-free, low-fat, organic, flour-less, gluten-free, and egg- and dairy-free formats. Striving for freshness and straying from preservatives, the organic jerk chicken quesadilla ($7.89 for a half order) and the spicy tuna melt crepe with jalapeños ($8.25) measure up to these standards with the eagerness of an overachieving sibling (but with none of the parental love-hogging). The Paris dessert crepe ($9.25), filled with hazelnut, banana, chocolate, ice cream, whipped cream, and a splash of Chanel No. 5, provides patrons with the crème de la crème, and a slew of hot drinks including espresso, café mocha, and cappuccino add an energetic jolt to a healthy meal à la mode.