Say it's 1 a.m., you've got some friends over, and everyone is hungry. As if the late hour doesn't complicate the situation enough, you've got one friend who wants tacos, another who's championing gyros, and you're craving pizza. Enter The Oasis Restaurant & Delivery: a small family of eateries that delivers late night and packs all of the aforementioned dishes onto one menu.
The menu's custom New York–style pizzas can be topped with anything from meatballs to sauerkraut, and its quesadillas and tacos overflow with fillings such as pulled pork and battered cod. There's plenty of Italian eats as well—including oven-baked pasta and stromboli—alongside a thoroughly American lineup of burgers, all-beef hot dogs, and fried chicken shaped like the 50 states. Recent additions to the menu include wings in one of 13 sauces and Oasis melts—grilled cheeses stuffed with corned beef, bacon, or barbecued pulled pork.
Dave's ambitious assortment of hot and cold subs handily thwarts even the most severe hunger pangs. Sub-smashers can demolish classics such as the signature Original Dave's Cosmic sub, stuffed with pepperoni, genoa salami, prosciutto, veggies, provolone cheese, and smothered with Dave's Cosmic Sauce (8", $5.49), or its larger, spicier brother known as The Big Dave, loaded with more meat, more veggies, and hot peppers (8", $8.99). Dave's original garden burger, topped with swiss and cheddar cheese ($6.49), provides a meatless alternative to satisfy vegetarian appetites. Smaller human fuel tanks can fill up on items including the kosher beef Davey dog, sprinkled with cheddar cheese and topped with Dave's #9 hot sauce ($3.99). The 8-inch subs are also available in larger, 16-inch forms fit to feed two hungry people or an overgrown ant farm.
A mom-and-pop convenience store and deli for nearly two decades, South Side 6 caters to famished folks with a variety of Lebanese and American dishes, including grilled burgers. Sink carnivorous incisors into the double-decker Swiss Mushroom’s two quarter-pound beef patties, or take tongues for a joyride atop the cheesy Route 25, loaded with tomato, lettuce, onion, and pickle fixings. An order of fries heightens the sandwich like a deep-fried forklift, and a cold beverage (a $1.71 value) swishes away bun crumbs and mustard residue, leaving mouths as clear as an unused Etch A Sketch. The burger-and-fries combo (an $8.99 value) concludes with a piece of baklava, which is as complimentary as it is honey-soaked.
DiBenedetto’s Italian Bistro whisks diners away to the luscious Tuscan countryside by way of a menu filled with authentically crafted Italian fare. Commence an evening of aromatic adventuring with a simple yet savory bruschetta that pairs slices of toasted baguette with tomato-basil relish ($7), or dive headfirst into a sea of steamed mussels ($9) steeped in the white wine, garlic, and zesty marinara of their natural habitat. Indulge in noodly delicacies, including the parmesan-dusted lasagna bolognese, layered with levels of creamy ricotta and mozzarella ($11), or the gamberi con aglio, which blankets a soft bed of fettuccine noodles, shrimp, and bacon with garlic-cream sauce and fresh basil ($13).
As a small, family-oriented eatery, M & T's Pizzeria is proud of its gorgeous wood-fired brick pizza oven. Guests can try the primary offering in sizes ranging from 8 to 14 inches, sprinkling on toppings such as beef, ham, and grilled chicken. However, the kitchen team also prepares alternate fare, ranging from subs to burgers and pasta.