Cooks at Michael Anthony’s Pizza kick out authentic Italian favorites such as chicken, veal, and seafood dishes as well as pasta and pizza. Breaded cutlets of chicken or veal parmigiana overflow with layers of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, while the broiled shrimp oregenata comes dressed in rich helpings of garlic and lemon. Pastas such as penne, rigatoni, and six-cheese pasta purses are prepared with sun dried tomatoes, prosciutto, and vegetables tossed in cream sauces or baked with sausage and peppers. The kitchen also kicks out pizzas, including a gluten-free variety, as well as American dishes such as chicken cordon bleu and NY strip steaks. On Friday nights, guests can enjoy live entertainment while they dine.
For four decades, Benkert’s Classic Delicatessen has been loading patrons with ample portions from a menu of breakfast eats, salads, sandwiches, and hot-lunch dishes. Customers can jump start their day with two eggs any style ($2.50) while gulping complimentary coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and surfing the free WiFi on a free wireless surfboard. For midday breaks, specialty salad sandwiches cover beds of bread in quilts of egg ($4.25) and shrimp ($6.25) salad. Gourmet wraps and sandwiches ($6.95) include the Fat Tony, packed with six cold cuts, mozzarella, peppers, greens, and vinaigrette, and protected by a hero bun toasted for its noble deeds. Hot sandwiches such as the barbecue chicken ($5.75) are hearty enough to scare away the most intimidating hunger hauntings. Accessorize entrees with sides of mac 'n' cheese ($4.99/lb.) or mozzarella sticks ($3.99), and cross the finish line with a sweet slice of pound cake ($1.95).
The chefs at Johnny's Burgers don't take any shortcuts when preparing their classic American fare. Instead, they start with fresh Angus beef patties that have never been frozen, and layer them with toppings, sauces, and cheeses. The chefs show off their flavor-pairing skills with creative Burger of the Month specials—past specials have included the Reuben burger topped with pastrami, sauerkraut, a fried egg, and chipotle mayo, and a new twist on the Juicy Lucy, a patty stuffed with four different cheeses and loaded with bacon and fried julienne sweet potatoes. All the burgers pair perfectly with fresh-cut Idaho fries cooked to a golden crisp, and if you leave room for dessert, you can choose from fried Oreos and milkshakes blended with a choice of candy. For the non-burger-lover, the shop also serves sauce-slathered wings, and hot dogs served in the New York or Chicago styles.