The chivalrous pizza crafters of Sir Ben's Pizza deftly prepare a menu featuring pizzas, wings, salads, and subs, helping to slay even the most ferocious of hungers. Give fathers a selfless gift of 24 wings ($14.99), or have him dig into a verdant culinary creation such as the grilled chicken salad ($5.95). Olives and green peppers peppered with house dressing snuggle up to the spirals of the tri-color pasta salad ($1.95+) just like a napping mechanic to his favorite monkey wrench, and a 16-inch specialty pizza ($14.99) graces taste buds with tasty accouterments such as crisp chicken fingers and comes with a complimentary two-liter soda. Lunch specials ($5) include sub sandwiches, served piping hot or refreshingly cool with chips and a 20-ounce drink, which energize eaters looking to hike a scenic trail while wearing their scuba gear.
The cooks at Faso's Restaurant sauté eggplant with parmigiano sauce from scratch each day. In the upscale and cozy dining room, patrons can mop up marsala wine sauce from chicken capriccio entrees with soft garlic bread and then wash down lemon cake with raspberry sauce with sips of wine or beer.
With a staff headlined by master chef Pauly Souffle, Acropolis boasts a menu bursting at the seams with Greek-inspired grub and international dishes. A Trojan-bowl filled to the brim with daily soup ($3.50) infiltrates unsuspecting tasters with astounding homemade flavor, while the hummus roasted red pepper ($8) lunch appetizer is a sweet siren song of pureed chickpeas, garlic, lemon oil, and roasted pepper served with pita bread. In celebration of ancient Greece's luminous east coast, diners can feast on a New York strip steak ($14), featuring a 12 oz. slice of meat and choice of sides. Like giving a grizzly bear the car keys during a family camping trip, the gyro dinner ($12) extends an olive branch to bellowing stomachs in the form of Greek salad, potato or rice pilaf, tzatziki, and pita bread. Kids can strengthen their bones as the Spartan youth before them by battling a grilled cheese sandwich backed by an army of fries ($3.95)––then wash down their foes with a naval fleet comprised of chocolate milk ($2.25) and Oreo milkshakes ($3.50). Doused in warm lighting, this attractive eatery is garnished with burnished wood floors and exposed brick walls for an extra-pleasant dining experience. A recently added bar means potent potables can complement the already tasty meals, or simply serve as a prop to lean against with coolly feigned disinterest.
More than 20 gourmet pizzas and 70 subs circulate the extensive menu at The Original Buffalo Pizzeria & Sub Shop. Pizza defends its title as most versatile foodstuff with a roster of specialty and customizable pies ($5.95–$35.95), including the Original Buffalo Deluxe pizza ($15.95 for small), which bears a scout sash brimming with edible badges, including pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, peppers, olives, and onion. Pie professionals infuse crusts with a host of flavors such as sesame seed, romano, or Cajun and sculpt dough to New York–style, Sicilian, stromboli, or gluten-free perfection. On the sub side of the menu, the roast beef relaxes in a flavor-fomenting sauna for nearly 10 hours to produce the roast-beef classic, a savory sub served on a garlic roll topped with fried mushrooms ($8.25 whole). A flock of regular or boneless wings soar in a sapid list of sauces, such as medium, mild, suicidal, hot barbecue, honey mustard, and italian ($9.25).
From its charming Bryant Street storefront, Trattoria Aroma serves up authentic boot-country fare using local and organic products whenever possible. Launch a decadent dining experience with an order of peppercorn-seared pork belly, served with a cracked egg, sweet-pea pesto, and shaved parmesan ($9), or opt for the crispy fried artichoke hearts over parsley pesto ($7). Gourmet pizzas ($12+) and house-made pastas, such as the lobster ravioli with fried leeks and brandy cream ($21), offer sophisticated twists on familiar flavors, while Trattoria Aroma's meaty fare perks up frownful Florentines. Poultry loyalists exchange regal high-fives over juicy bites of chicken saltimbocca, a fragrant sage- and prosciutto-enhanced dish with asparagus, roasted potatoes, and a white-wine-lemon sauce ($22). Vela osso bucco Milanese, with saffron-parmesan risotto and gremolata ($29), offers a marrowful meal for opulent meat-lovers and makes an ideal accompaniment for any of the fermented favorites off of Trattoria's award-winning wine list.
It should come as no surprise that pizza is a specialty at JUST PIZZA & Wing Co. The restaurant's cooks infuse specialty crusts with sesame seeds, lemon pepper, and other seasonings, pile on fresh cheese and toppings such as sirloin steak and tiger shrimp, and even bake whole-wheat and gluten-free pies. But contrary to its name, JUST PIZZA & Wing Co.'s menu doesn't end there—non-doughy options include chicken wings in a variety of sauces. Patrons can even explore possible wine pairings on JUST PIZZA & Wing Co.'s website.