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).
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.
A Canadian chicken depot for more than 40 years, Chick-N-Joy emphasizes fresh ingredients and a homemade approach to chicken dinners. All chicken is sourced from inspected farms, hand-processed (never frozen), lightly seasoned, tenderized with Shiatsu massage, and pressure-cooked in trans-fat-free Canola oil. The three-piece chicken dinner (a $7.90 value with tax) pairs pieces of rib, thigh, and leg with fresh-cut fries and gravy. A salad and buttermilk biscuit, both made fresh daily, complete the posse. A small soft drink (a $1.18 value including tax) seals victory over humanly hunger and thirst, freeing the sated to walk the streets without salivating on lampposts.