Canopy Grill deals swiftly with hunger and thirst, defeating them with lunch and dinner menus that feature American fare dunked in a tasty pot of tropics. Begin your munch session by chowing on the cravo, a deep-fried avocado half stuffed with crabmeat, peppers, and onions ($9 for lunch, $9.50 for dinner).
When Max Gill and Grill moved into its current location—a building constructed in the early 1900s—it joined a neighborhood institution. The building was originally home to a marine-themed tavern, a popular spot in the Washington Park neighborhood. The restaurant's throwback decor is in keeping with the spirit of the building, while also evoking seafood shack that was plucked right from the beaches of Key West. Today, the restaurant’s rustic, waterfront feel creates the ideal atmosphere in which to bring a homesick pirate, or enjoy blackened ahi tuna burgers and Alaska king crabs. You can even build your own seafood dishes and customize it right down to the cooking technique, such as pan-roasted, grilled, or blackened.
• For $10, you get $20 worth of Asian cuisine during lunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. • For $20, you get $40 worth of Asian cuisine during dinner from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. Diners who redeem their Groupon Thursday, Friday, or Saturday after 8:30 p.m. receive complimentary edamame and sake.
As the catalyst between farm and plate, the chefs at Poppy Cafe know that fresh, local ingredients create the most flavorful meals. The café serves up organic and gluten-free meals, homemade libations, and freshly baked desserts. A selection of signature sandwiches—such as the rosemary-roasted turkey, pesto, and provolone—highlight the lunch menu, and dinner entrees feature the ponzu halibut with parsnip purée, rainbow veggies, and sautéed spinach, or crab-and-ricotta-stuffed ravioli in a sun-dried tomato cream sauce. For an expertly prepared breakfast, diners can munch on gluten-free blueberry pancakes or a denver omelet with bacon, cheddar, and avocado, paired with a Solar Roast coffee or Peace and Love tea, which may cause road rage within 30 minutes of drinking.