Jenna Riley began showcasing her knack for creativity as a way to celebrate the successes of her family and friends. Soon, she turned those talents into Lucky Occasions, a homegrown business that excels in generating smiles by way of scrumptious party favors and handcrafted gift baskets. From baby showers and birthdays to "Thank You" offerings, Jenna engineers baskets for all types of milestones, filling them with lavish or simple items alongside her own made-from-scratch sweets.
The cooks at Piccadilly Pub Restaurant bake, fry, grill, and assemble a medley of sandwiches, seafood platters, and other comfort cuisine. Haddock fillets take a dip in a light beer batter before trans-fat-free oil cooks them to a golden crisp, and fries and coleslaw cuddle up beside them in a dish of fish 'n' chips ($11.69). A dozen seafood platters harvest additional ocean occupants, including lobster, salmon, shrimp, and mermaid-grown sea vegetables. Baked bowls of shepherd's pie ($9.59) and chicken pot pie ($8.99) release a flood of steam after knives and forks cut into the blistering combination of seasoned meat and vegetables. A different house-made soup holds court daily ($3.50–$4.50), and the soothing staples of Piccadilly clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl ($7.99) and lobster bisque ($4.59–$7.99), taking their middle-school yearbook inscriptions to heart, never change.
Fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables fill the shelves of Weepin Willies, a local market that stocks produce and meats at two locations. Shoppers can find high quality cuts of beef, chicken, and pork, or opt for Boar’s Head meats and cheeses and prepared soups, salads, and sandwiches from the deli.
Chef Buck of Buck's Roadside BBQ smokes beef, pork, and chicken with fruitwood and seasons each juicy cut with house-made dry rubs and sauces made from scratch. As proteins such as beef brisket or pulled chicken pile atop platters for two, cornbread squares swap crumbs and numbers with sides including mashed sweet potatoes, collard greens, and baked beans. Five sauces stored in squeezable bottles coat meats and fingers before greeting taste buds with sweet and intriguing knock-knock jokes.
Culinary man-about-town Jay Powell sates the masticating masses with Uncle Jay’s Twisted Fork’s menus of breakfast, lunch, and dinner staples and ever-evolving specials. Rouse a pack of slumbering incisors with the french toast stuffed with cream cheese and strawberries ($6.99) or the steak-and-cheese omelet ($6.99). Adventurous tongues can traverse the capery peaks of chicken piccata ($7.99 lunch, $12.99 dinner) or the potato-laden depths of the shepherd's pie ($5.99 lunch, $9.99 dinner). Homemade desserts refill bodily sugar tanks, enabling energetic diners to execute a series of cartwheels around the building. A friendly, casual atmosphere pervades Twisted Fork, eliminating the usual denim-cummerbund rental necessary for stuffy lunchtime dining.
Feng Asian Bistro charms diners with a sophisticated, contemporary interior and a menu replete with unique Asian dishes and specialty sushi rolls. Compressed ginger salmon ($25) comes in pinwheel form, with flavors of grilled garlic, bok choy, and roasted shiitake spinning until hypnotized diners give up smoking their own jerky. Jasmine tea and cherry-wood essence linger in a smoked filet mignon accompanied by marbled potato gratin and garlic-sesame asparagus ($29), and miso-maple pepper diver scallops swim in the depths of an onion, carrot, and parsnip medley ($27). Asparagus, avocado, cucumber, and kiwi commiserate with Kermit the Frog inside the Green Peace special roll, which also houses mango, sun-dried tomato, and strawberry sauce ($13). Sushi masters spice up tuna and yellowtail with red pepper and jalapeño salsa in the jalapeño roll ($16), and broker peace between sweet and heat in Irene's Paradise roll, which showcases honey-wasabi-topped king crab and crunchy salmon ($18).
The chefs at Kai Sushi Bar and Grill synthesize culinary skills with fresh ingredients, resulting in a menu of delectable Japanese cuisine and high-quality sushi. Starters of kushiyaki beef skewers ($5.50) and thin-sliced, seared tuna-tataki ($8.95) are on hand to wake even the most deeply hibernating of stomach bears. With a variety of healthy, creative options, such as the lobster salad ($13.95) and low-carb sushi selections, the recipes highlight indulgence without guilt. The eatery pays homage to local sports teams with cheerleading squads and the Red Sox soy wrap, lovingly filled with tempura shrimp, apple, and avocado ($11.95). Guests with a craving for land meat can satisfy their inner grumblings with chicken katsu and steamed veggies ($13.50), or conquer the modern American dream of downing a 14-ounce sirloin steak in a Japanese restaurant ($20.95). Celebrate a successful dining experience with a thematically inappropriate jig atop the sushi bar and a dessert of zesty banana tempura ($5.95) while enjoying the restaurant's atmosphere, which the proprietors strive to make both comfortable and classy.