The chefs at Rosettas Kitchen whip up delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes stuffed with local, seasonal produce. The eatery's menu combines various vegetarian cuisines, including korean barbecue tempeh and tofu-infused wraps. Slender tables set against a brick wall facilitate nighttime nourishment as late as 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. During its 10 years of life, a flurry of benefits, art shows, and musicians have filled Rosettas with spontaneous glee and more creative energy than a neutron with a liberal-arts degree.
Dobrá Tea's dedicated staff regularly visits its far-flung suppliers to ensure that the shop's cozily Bohemian interior is scented with the wafting aromas of only the finest imported teas, each of which comes with a story of its travels. The flowery, white bai mu dan ($3.75/cup, $4.50/pot) transmutes its downy, silver-tipped leaves into a sparkling, sweet infusion, and the rich, earthy rooibos ($4.25/pot) boosts one's immunity to colds, king's evil, and lumberjack's block. Japanese green teas such as the matcha kyoto ($4.25/chawan bowl) percolate sluggish brain waves with a grassy aroma and intense, deep-green infusion that pairs naturally with the sweet flavors of vegan baklava ($2) or gluten-free almond thumbprint jam cookies ($2.50 each). The savory, locally sourced hummus plate ($7.50) lets active eaters stock up on nutrients before entering a Segway triathlon.
The grill masters at Scully’s Signature Dine and Drink craft a toothsome menu brimming with burgers, wraps, and other tasty eats, made from hormone- and antibiotic-free meats and cheeses, and, when available, locally sourced produce. Daringly begin nosh-fests by scaling the cheese- and corn-tortilla-chip-laden face of the Nacho Mountain ($7.95) without forks or an oxygen tank. Roaming taste buds move on to the sweet-and-savory Aloha chicken-salad wrap ($8.50), an exotic gathering of grilled poultry, fresh mango, red grapes, and roasted walnuts. Scully’s tongue-tempting burgers include the Cordon Blue ($9.95), whose shaved ham, applewood-smoked bacon, and swiss cheese combine French flavor with New World sensibilities as masterfully as an Eiffel Tower made of apple pie. Plates such as a veggie-and-tofu hemp-nut burger festooned with goat cheese and avocados ($9.95) are also available for those who like their meat meatless.
Zambra combines the fun, social style of tapas dining with locally sourced farm-to-table ingredients. The multifaceted menu changes nightly, always delivering a smorgasbord of Spanish-inspired concoctions that make for easy sharing, entertaining eating, and excellent reenactments of scenes from Godzilla vs. Chorizo. Possible tapas options include mixed sautéed mushrooms wrapped in sweet-potato wontons and edamame ($7) and prosciutto-wrapped medjool dates with goat cheese and honey ($6.50). For diners who seek heartier eating, Zambra's paellas offer up delectable, layered flavors—meat-free diners can dive into the vegetarian paella with fresh vegetables and roasted garlic ($10 per person), and seafood fanatics can harvest the bounties of the deep with lobster, calamari, clams, shrimp, and mussels ($17 per person).
Cooking up an extensive menu of custom crêpes, Twisted Crêpe satiates hankerings for sweet and savory battered delights. Creative customers can craft their ideal crêpes from a smorgasbord of parts, fashioning ideal culinary companions for lovelorn taste buds.
Praised by Mountain Xpress for having one of the best beer selections in town, The Bier Garden complements its many brews with a menu of dressed-up comfort classics. From the tap or in a bottle, sip on porters and cloudy Belgian ales while browsing the menu of sophisticated bar fare, ranging from wings in a soy-ponzu sauce to oven-roasted prime rib served only on Friday nights. Flat-screen TVs dot the space, broadcasting live sporting events or marathons of Suddenly Susan.