Coiling aromas ascend from spice-laden pots of homemade sauce at Brother’s Pizza, where time-tested family recipes forge a menu of New York–style pies and age-old Italian favorites. Instead of diners slicing up marshmallows with cocktail swords, they can divvy up slices from thin-crust pies peppered with any number of fresh ingredients, including sausage, mushrooms, and anchovies ($12.50+). Tongues untangle sauce-smothered knots of spaghetti noodles ensnaring meatballs, sausage, or mushrooms ($6.95+) before lounging beneath the chicken parmesan’s melty blanket of gooey mozzarella ($9.95). The specialty calzone’s ($9.95) blend of ricotta and mozzarella cheese envelops a meaty mélange of italian meats, pairing with seven submarine sandwiches ($5.95+) to conquer the menu’s market for handheld eats. Diners can drag forks through slices of new york cheesecake ($3.49), and quaff domestic and import suds from Budweiser, AmberBock, and Michelob Ultra served by the bottle ($2.95+), pitcher ($5.99+), or hollowed-out bust of Chef Boyardee.
The grill at G's Food sizzles cheesesteaks, sausages, and specialty hot dogs ready to be topped with a spread of 40 condiments from the topping buffet. Bun artists smother hoagies with seven varieties of chicken cheesesteaks, including teriyaki, cordon bleu, and parmesan, and shrimp-fried chicken unites sea and air as seamlessly as a wedding between two flying fish. Specialty all-beef Sabrett hot dogs pay tribute to city tastes with bun-bookended dogs hailing from Chicago, New Jersey, the Millennium Falcon, and other popular taste-bud destinations. Unlocking its sunny yellow storefront seven days a week, G's Food keeps its current hours posted on its Facebook page.
At Manny's Mexican Restaurant, a familial spirit permeates the air and is reflected in the menu's hearty homemade dishes that cross borders with Mexican and Southwestern flavors. The combination plates mix and match traditional Mexican entrees such as flautas, tacos, and enchiladas, while the kitchen crew returns to Arizona by deep-frying burritos filled with meats and beans to make filling chimichangas. At the outdoor cantina, bartenders?like jockeys on stilts?reach for top-shelf tequilas such as Patr?n or Hornitos when mixing their signature margaritas. Southwestern paintings and mosaic tiles capture the sunlight as it bounces about the expansive indoor dining room and outdoor patio.
The colorful counter of Pixy Cakes can be spied through the store's glass fa?ade as if it were a treat nestled inside a jar. Inside, bakers outfit decadent cupcakes and cakes with an ever-changing collection of flavors. Plump lemon and coconut cupcakes sit atop a collection of gleaming metal trays. More eccentric creations include Cookie Monster cupcakes complete with blue frosting to resemble fur and two tiny Oreos to serve as the beloved Muppet?s eyes. Patrons can wander outside to enjoy their delectable treats, where wrought-iron furniture and a pink parasol encourage lounging or praising the baker in a fake British accent.