A few years ago, Clement Liu came to a realization: the quality and authenticity of local Chinese food wasn’t meeting his expectations. So, along with his partner, Yu-Hong Li—who was part of the first generation to open postwar dine-in restaurants in China—Clement took matters into his own hands and opened Li Asian Cuisine.
Both Clement and Yu-Hong boast decades of experience in the Asian-restaurant industry. At Li Asian Cuisine, they augmented their own skills by hiring chefs from numerous Asian backgrounds. That diversity in cooking styles is reflected on the menu, which features regional Chinese cuisine as well as other popular Japanese, Thai, and Mongolian dishes, including sushi and pad thai. Equally pleasing to the eye and palate, those creations are served in a modern but not over-decorated dining room, complete with a full bar and a hibachi-style cooking station.
Dog Daze Gourmet Hot Dogs' founders started out small. During a road trip that happened to pass through West Virginia, they stopped for gas and picked up a few chili dogs. They were "perhaps the best chili dog[s] ever," and the unexpected culinary experience inspired them to start researching their own gourmet hot dog restaurant. They wanted their dogs to be the best around, so they started touring the country, sampling chili dogs wherever they went. They also discovered any number of other delicious hot dog preparation methods, many of which appear on the Dog Daze menu. Today, they serve 21 different styles of hot dogs, plus sandwiches and entrees such as pierogies.
Chop It Salad Co. greets visitors with a rainbow of veggies and salad accoutrements, all laid out in a vivid stripe of flavor. A guest might request a specialty salad like the loaded cobb or sweet hawaiian chicken. Or, they might design their own meal from scratch, selecting from the different ingredients as a skilled associate assembles it to order. Those designing a bespoke entree first choose from four types of greens, brown rice, or a wrap. Then, they have the Chop It technician heap their chosen foundation with a selection of more than 40 toppings, such as bacon, dried cranberries, shrimp, or cheeses. Next the guest selects from about 20 dressings to thoroughly customize their fresh medley of flavors.
Cuisine Type: Spanish-Latin fusion, tapas
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 25?50
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular offering: Paella, empanadas, flautas
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: No
Pro Tip: We encourage you to order numerous smaller portions to try different combinations of flavors.
At Tozzi's Restaurant, owners Dina and David Tozzi continue nearly a century of their family's service in the restaurant industry with hearty lasagnas, traditional chicken parm, and a selection of steaks. Tozzi's treats each plate as a canvas, cutlery as a paintbrush, and a palette of meticulously carved garnishes as a metaphor for the commercialization of art, turning each steak, fish, or pasta in an ocular and edible masterpiece. Diners begin their feasts by sharing plates of appetizers such as the sausage-stuffed peppers or Asiago cheese dip with toast points, while capping off dinners with an array of desserts.
The instructors at Andrew Fulmer Dance Studios span several decades with their dance teaching, which encompasses styles from classic ballroom to hip-hop. They are also masters of exposure, drawing spectators to the art of dance through classes, performances at special events, and parties where returning practitioners twirl beside first-time guests. Fitness courses such as Latin cardio burn calories via boogying, and competitive dance training preps students to sidestep oil slicks left by saboteurs.