Piquant Caribbean spices meet artistic plating and global culinary influences inside Cala Bar and Grill, where the kitchen staff tosses crawfish and jerk chicken into bowls of creamy pasta and pairs blackened tilapia with white-cheddar grits. Platefuls of plantains and a mix of rice and peas are served as sides, and the cocktails?flavored with rum, ginger beer, and mint sprigs?are bestowed with names such as Voodoo and Jamaica Mule.
Bright-red accent walls and colorful artwork on the dining room's walls juxtapose with a monochromatic theme that fills the space, conveyed via black tables, chairs, and banquettes. The result is a vibrant space that gives off a modern vibe. Throughout the week, the bar and grill treats guests to live performances by musicians and comedians.
At Nectar, the staff finds a balance between what?s good for the earth and what?s good for the body. Organic options and raw fruits and vegetables blend into juices and smoothies, while handcrafted paninis feature deli meats, cheese, and veggies layered atop artisan bread. Staffers also provide clients with the drinkable supplies for one-, three-, or five-day juice cleanses that detoxify, brighten the skin, boost energy levels, and facilitate weight loss.
Cuisine Type: Chicken schnitzel from around the world
Most popular offering: The Mexican chicken schnitzel sandwich
Reservations: Not offered
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Outdoor Seating: No
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Ask for the house sauce with the french fries.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We serve local, all-natural chicken breast that is pounded and breaded so it's tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
It's the only place that brings you so many different flavors from around the world
Do you adhere to any sustainable or eco-friendly practices?
We use local chicken and produce from farmer's market.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We hand-pound the chicken breast ourselves and make the sauces in-house.
Combining rustic, Old-World home cooking with contemporary, metropolitan sensibilities, Villagio Italian Kitchen presents diners with refined versions of Mediterranean comfort foods. Executive Chef Brian Obermeyer?a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu culinary academy in Paris, France?remains faithful to the ingredient-focused approach of classic Italian cooking, even while adding a bit of restrained flair in order to elevate the cuisine.
Flash-fried artichokes sit beside mushrooms, kale, and roasted garlic aioli; brown butter and sage complement the slight sweetness of the butternut squash ravioli; and the Tuscan-style steak includes truffle fries as well as a Chianti-tinged Worcestershire sauce. At the same time, Chef Obermeyer occasionally reaches beyond Italian borders by serving chargrilled kabobs featuring everything from harissa-marinated chicken to seasonal vegetables with a balsamic glaze.
Much like its menu, Villagio Italian Kitchen's dining room aims for a balance between rustic and contemporary influences. Exposed brickwork, framed paintings on the walls, and stout wooden booths evoke the spirit of an Old-World trattoria, while cylindrical pendant lamps and imported Martian silverware help lend a distinctively modern vibe to the space.
It's pretty impressive that, as impatient as hunger makes people, a dish that takes an hour or more to prepare is still a restaurant's most popular. That's the case at Fletcher's, where their baked wings more than make up for the wait. They come in a choice of sauces, sweet heat being the perennial favorite. Those who don't have time to wait that long for food needn't worry, though. The fried variety of wings cut way down on the prep time.
The diverse menu also includes specialty pizzas, turkey lasagna, and shrimp and grits, all of which pair nicely with a drink from the full bar or working faucets. The entertainment is similarly diverse, taking the form of anything from poker games to live DJs.
Deceptively casual from the outside, the interior of Green Ginger is sophisticated and welcoming, its walls lined with neutral stones and its boxy booths lit by hanging lights. The chefs show off their creativity in all their Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes, whether draping thinly-sliced slabs of raw fish over little bundles of rice or stir-frying spicy kung pao chicken. Behind the bar, bottles are stacked along shelves in a display of sake, wine, and hard liquor, available by the pour or shaken into a variety of cocktails.