Devlin’s dishes out upscale cuisine in a friendly and casual atmosphere, pampering patrons with a menu stocked with innovative twists on traditional fare. Philly cheesesteak spring rolls come partnered with smoky chipotle sauce ($10), and lobster penne marries fresh seafood and pasta using a flavorful marsala cream sauce as both ring bearer and maid of honor ($23 for large, $14 for small). For a sharable snack that doubles as a flightless Frisbee, try a crispy pizza topped with prosciutto, fig jam, and blue cheese, with caramelized onions and arugula officiating the taste-bud tug-of-war between savory and sweet ($14). Though Devlin’s has convenient night-owl hours, the weekly Sunday jazz brunch lets early birds practice their sophisticated snaps whilst pecking at sleep-betraying orders of eggs benedict served with canadian bacon ($10) or soul-satisfying portions of challah french toast drizzled with Vermont maple syrup, served with bacon, sausage, or ham ($10).
The menu at Porter Belly's Pub is packed with savory, soul-satisfying eats. Dig into a plate of homemade pork sausages, grilled to deliciousness with dried cranberries, garlic, and herbs ($8). Each of the nine signature burgers—such as the Alamo with roasted red pepper and monterey jack cheese—comes with your choice of a beef, chicken, turkey, or veggie patty ($9). Entrees include a hearty portion of shepherd's pie made with fresh ground beef and select vegetables in home-style gravy. This particular pie also is accompanied by a heaping helping of mashed potatoes layered with melty cheese ($9.95). Saturday night's ailments can be cured with a time machine or a hearty Sunday brunch, served from noon to 3 p.m. This Groupon is also valid toward Porter Belly's Pub's prix fixe neighborhood menu.
Tim and his wife Georgia ran a pizza place for 20 years before deciding to refocus their restaurant around authentic Greek cuisine. The transition paid off: Esperia Grill was named "Best Greek Restaurant 2013" by Boston magazine, who praised the family-owned restaurant's spinach pies, gyros, keftedes (Greek-style meatballs), and tzatziki. The menu covers everything from beef kabobs and baked lamb shanks to grilled Mediterranean paninis, and also includes a number of Greek wines pressed from the finest olives.
Nothing goes better with Cafenation’s caffeinated drinks than one of its made-to-order crepes. Sweet or savory, the starchy parcels packed with eggs, black beans, and cheddar, Nutella and banana, or other decadent ingredients are made all day long. In the summer, meals almost turn al fresco thanks to the open front windows.
Moogy's Sandwich Shop was born from its owners' love of their hometown Philadelphia and the sandwiches made there. Today, more than 15 years later, that once-small eatery has expanded to twice its original size with specialty sandwiches forming the core of its menu. Many feature playful names as well as unorthodox combinations of ingredients: the Moogalopagus comes piled with salami, bologna, and spiced ham, while the Mother and Daughter Reunion is filled with fried chicken and egg. Burgers, such as the Reuben with sauerkraut and Russian dressing, or the Mushaki with mushrooms and teriyaki sauce, also push the limits of culinary convention. To complement these mains, Moogey's tops crispy fries with toppings that range from Old Bay seasoning to beef chili.
Inside their quirky space, guests can socialize with a sandwich and beer sitting at a 50-foot bar or around a cozy fireplace. The space is also equipped with board games that give patrons a way to unwind before a meal or gather vital insider knowledge to prepare for their upcoming vacation to Candyland.
Marilda Kocibelli paints leaves all day. Rather than brushes and pigments, however, her tools are steamed milk and coffee. She runs Dolce Vita Caf?, a casual oasis of handcrafted espresso drinks, cozy little tables, and sandwiches and pastries. Marilda and her staff serve hot, Italian-inspired paninis, such as the carmine, with fresh mozzarella and prosciutto, as well as the tonno siciliano, featuring imported tuna. Hot mugs of lattes and dark-roast coffee bookend meals. The cafe also conveniently provides free wireless Internet.