The Draft may have recently shed its former Wings, Pizza N Things alias, but it remains locally owned and operated by the same team of dedicated industry professionals. Now with more than 37 high-definition televisions lining its walls, The Draft makes it easy to catch virtually every second of the evening's biggest game. Whether you grab a stool at the bar or settle at one of the high-top tables, it's hard not to have an unobstructed view of at least one screen?assuming you can tear your attention away from what's on the table. The menu specializes in hearty comfort foods, including burgers and chicken patties topped with fixings such as bacon, chili, jalape?os, or pure oxygen. To accompany this rib-sticking cuisine, the bar pours more than 30 craft beers?half of which hail from local breweries.
Although it opened not long ago, Tuscany Ristorante is wise beyond its years. That's because the duo behind the restaurant?executive chef Robert Gaffney and television producer Daniel DiCarlo?have extensive experience in the food, beverage, and entertainment industries. And it shows in Tuscany's offerings. The frequently-changing menu of farm-to-table dishes with ingredients such as pasta, seafood, certified-Angus beef, and pizzas topped with local meats and cheeses and cooked in a brick oven.
Tuscany Ristorante provides guests with various forms of entertainment, too. National music and comedy acts perform on the venue's various stages, including piano lounge and 1,000-square-foot private supper club. After meals or shows, parties can saunter outdoors, which feature an outdoor lounge and dining area, courtyard, and a fountain that doesn't so much babble as it does wax poetic about the intricacies of waves. A private banquet room in also available.
Harbor views are typically hard to come by in December, when restaurants pack up their patios and move their business indoors. Thankfully, Dominic’s at the Harbor has perfected an alternative. From the Italian eatery’s heated patio, diners can watch sunlight glint off the water regardless of the season. The smell of salt that lingers on the outdoor breeze complements seafood entrees such as shrimp and mahi mahi sautéed with garlic and wine. If that sounds like too much ocean for you, try a thin-crust margarita pizza topped with fresh basil and sliced tomatoes or a white pizza with three cheeses and a drizzle of olive oil. Diners can round out any meal with a bottle of vintage cabernet sauvignon or a tall boot of chardonnay from the D’Vino wine bar, located within the restaurant.