There are lots of ways to get your pizza fix at Zella's Pizzeria, which is back under original ownership. The quickest, perhaps, is to order one of the house's signature gourmet pizzas such as the roasted eggplant topped with roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. But diners with time and energy to spare can pour over the menu to build their own pizza. All pizzas start with freshly made dough before diners choose from six sauces ranging from traditional tomato to herbed olive oil and more than 30 toppings including green olives, fresh tomatoes, and roasted garlic that can be consumed willy-nilly or reorganized on the pie to make the Italian flag. The same top-quality ingredients that go into Zella's pizzas are used to make smaller dishes such as spinach and artichoke calzones and meatball sandwiches.
In the kitchen of Cozy Cafe, cooks marinate chicken breasts in natural spices, craft spicy penne pasta to order, and pan sear southern-style turkey chops. After fully formed dishes pass through the kitchen doors, they travel to wooden tables or lounge-style seating in the restaurant’s dining area, which is brightened by a red accent wall and a flat-screen TV. Patrons can browse the Internet with their laptops or Atari 2600s, using complimentary WiFi while dining on Negril stew chicken and Caribbean-style tofu seasoned with island spices. On the first and third Sunday evening of every month, an open-mic night provides a showcase for musicians, comedians, and poets. Patrons can browse the Internet with their laptops or Atari 2600s, using complimentary WiFi while dining on Negril stew chicken and Caribbean-style tofu seasoned with island spices. On Sunday evening, an open-mic night provides a showcase for musicians, comedians, and poets.
Trinacria's ambitiously stacked sandwiches helped launch the Italian deli's lunchtime legacy. Offerings run the gamut from a veggie sandwich packed high with fresh mozzarella and roasted red peppers ($5.69) to a meaty Italian cold cut with salami, capocolla, proscuittini, and provolone ($2.99). Wrap lips around a roast-beef panini ($6.99), with roasted peppers, olive oil, and gorgonzola, or opt for delicatessen selections. Trinacria's menu of cured meats, cold cuts, and house-made sausages allows customers to craft their own brown-bag fillers. From asiago ($6.99 per pound) to American ($4.69 per pound), pancetta ($6.99 per pound) to pepperoni ($4.79 per pound), gourmands won't want for options.
Lisa Markiewicz lends more than her zen-like surname to the wine bar and lounge she recently opened in Mount Vernon. Her extensive knowledge of pan-Mediterranean cuisine?including grecian tapas and grecian lamb chops?informs the menu at Waterstone Bar & Grille, and her love of the region?s signature libation shines through in a drink menu that features more than 100 wines sold at retail price.
The restaurant?s chic lounge space, recently opened for lunch in addition to dinner, strikes a balance between Old-World elegance and the hipness of the Mount Vernon neighborhood that surrounds it. Exposed-brick walls give way to plum pastels?a contrast mediated by the gauzy black curtains draped over windows and doorways, and the restaurant's prime location puts theaters such as the Hippodrome, Lyric, and Centerstage within close walking distance.
Four friends dreamt up Kyro Pizza, conjuring ideas such as falafel pizza or a pie topped with chicken teriyaki during their first creative brainstorm. Those fusion concepts are among many that bake in the restaurant's brick ovens today. The india pizza marries mozzarella with tandoori chicken, tomato-yogurt curry, squash, and a side of mango chutney and the Masr pie combines mozzarella and feta with falafel, fresh and sauced tomatoes, and tahini. Patrons can alternatively design their own pies with ingredients that range from marinated lamb and caramelized dates to french fries or barbecued calamari, or they can opt for a veggie pie with soy cheese and a flower growing in its center. Chefs also layer sandwiches with grilled eggplant or gyro beef and simmer seafood for pasta dishes.
Kyro Pizza is a BYOB joint, so diners can bring their favorite beers, bottles of wine, or prison hooch from home.
For the past five decades, Supano’s has been luring patrons inside with a satisfying blend of music and meat. Whether by Frank Sinatra impersonators, jazz musicians, or a karaoke singer who just stubbed her toe, live tunes supplement the sounds of knives slicing into 20-ounce new york strip steaks and forks sliding into chunks of meaty lasagna. Supano's look is just as classic as its menu. Nestled in an aged brick building with a cobblestone façade, the restaurant emits an old-world vibe complete with warm lighting and photos of famous singers.
Below Supano's Steakhouse is Supano Zone. The underground sports bar fits the mold of a dream man-cave, with LED TVs that show all college games and pro-sports events. A shuffleboard table, dartboards, and a pool table welcome co-ed competition, which onlookers can cheer on while slurping down beers. The bar has long been a cherished place for hosting celebrations: after Baltimore hosted the first Grand Prix, the pro drivers lounged at Supano's and even left behind some memorabilia that is still on display.