Local residents visit Millcreek Grill & Bar to munch on menu items such as stuffed burgers, wings, grilled Chinese chicken salad, and grilled fish, as well as drink specials from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The exposed natural-wood beams, hardwood floors, and a bar decorated with smooth stones give the neighborhood bar a distinctly rustic atmosphere, and live music can be enjoyed on Friday and Saturday nights.
At Feldman's Deli, the spirit of a New York City delicatessen meets the rustic, comfortable aesthetic of a ski chalet. Behind a thick wooden counter, servers slice pastrami and corned beef for half-pound sandwiches and craft Old World and Jewish specialties such as matzo-ball soup, pierogi, and freshly made bagels. Those bagels are first boiled, then baked, giving them their signature chewy crust. Chandeliers made from antlers hang over wooden tables where diners sit, savoring their meals and sipping old-fashioned egg cream sodas.
The sushi chefs at New Akasaka Sushi thinly slice fresh fish and then lay the delicate sheets over rice or combine them with veggies, sauces, and seaweed for creative maki rolls. The sushi menu is divided into sections for tuna, salmon, and unagi lovers, each featuring multiple presentations of the title seafood. Combination maki rolls unite different fish with a food-safe staple gun and include a Grand Canyon shrimp-tempura roll that’s topped with spicy baked scallops. New Akasaka turns up the heat for Japanese entrees such as chicken or pork teriyaki and udon soup.
Burritos. Fajitas. Enchiladas. The chefs at Cafe Silvestre make them all, plating hearty portions of Mexican standbys that each pack a flavorful, spice-filled punch. Like a Norman Rockwell painting of kids playing video games, the menu keeps an eye on tradition while catering to modern American tastes, with Mexican feasts of huevos rancheros and chorizo tostadas served alongside jalapeño poppers and sirloin steaks with fries.
Since 1975, cooks at this family-owned, Western-themed eatery have been slinging homestyle comfort fare crafted from scratch. House favorites, such as meatloaf fashioned from freshly ground sirloin or pot roast accessorized with pan gravy, share plate real estate with Western-style specialties, including chili with cowboy beans and Mexican entrees. Bakers forge warm rolls and corn bread to pair with dinners, and also roll out flaky pie crusts to fill with meats, gravy, and potatoes. The kitchen prides itself on its house-made ingredients, taking the time to blend salad dressings, barbecue sauce, and cocktail sauce from secret recipes. Cowboy Grub hosts live cowboy music on select evenings, as well as a children's playroom loaded with free rides, games, and the rascally spirit of Billy the Kid.
For nearly 30 years, Rino’s Italian Restaurant's chef and owner, Rino, has crafted authentic Italian cuisine with ingredients from his own garden after researching dishes' historical and regional significance. Old-World ambiance pervades the dining room, where plated gnocchi, beef ravioli, and lasagna top cloth-draped tables surrounded by high-backed leather chairs. An extensive wine list supplies supple reds and crisp whites to pair with veal, steak, and seafood dishes. Wooden barrels, oil paintings, and stained-glass panels of vintners laze in guests' peripheries, and rustic charm spills from the dining room onto a grape arbor, where patrons can gaze at the stars or marvel at the waxing moon's smoothness.
Owners Zach and Miranda Barnard built Z Pizzeria and Café on a foundation of creating tongue-tantalizing dishes from scratch. Tasty sandwiches and salads, specialty pies with bulging crusts ($6.29–$18.39), and caffeinated drinks pepper the menu. The Buffalo-chicken pizza galvanizes gullets with sterling toppings of feta cheese, Louisiana hot sauce, and a side of bleu cheese or ranch. Since meats taste better in triumvirates, try the Valente for a sausage, salami, and pepperoni empire ruling a garlic-white-sauce senate, or save room for the hero sandwich ($6.99), which uses ham, turkey, and salami to remove the hunger dangling from your stomach's branches. Since eating pizza for breakfast may transform diners into Foghat-worshiping college freshmen, snag a veggie frittata ($7.99) from the brunch menu and pair it with a slow-riding Utah-style scone ($1.49).