The Whole Cannoli serves a fresh menu of breakfast and lunch fare, made with a focus on local and organic ingredients. Sip the café's made-to-order fresh-pressed coffees or fresh-fruit smoothies, and adorn your free hand with some handmade cannoli (available in traditional, chocolate, caramel, peanut, or almond) ($2.50). Spin the traditional like it's the Earth atop Shaq's finger by sampling the Sicilian cannoli, filled with candied fruit and nut-laced orange-blossom cream ($3.25). Baked breakfast is also available, with options including meaty, cheesy, and vegetabley frittata ($3), and bogliolati Italian sausage ($1.50).
The Midtown Tavern's menu's burger selection invites diners to wrap mitts around a fiery pepper burger kissed with jalapeño peppers and pepper-jack cheese ($8), or a greek burger crowned with tangy cucumber sauce and feta ($7). The towering Fat burger melds two massive ground-beef burgers with melted cheese and hearty slabs of bacon ($10), while the fresh bison burger swaps out a beef patty for a leaner alternative kissed with provolone ($9). Sidekick a meaty meal with mashed potatoes and gravy ($3), a side salad ($2), and coleslaw ($1), and quench parched palates with a sweetened phosphate. Although this Groupon is not valid for alcohol, a broad drink menu tickles the tongues of beer and cocktail connoisseurs.
Arepa City's menu presents a delicious, gluten-free medley of Venezuelan delicacies. The arepas of the restaurant's namesake are flat, round, corn buns grilled (or deep-fried upon request) and served as spongy vessels for safely transferring comestible cargo to awaiting mouths. Load an arepa with pabellon, a Venezuelan staple comprising shredded flank steak, black beans, fried plantains, and white cheese ($6.75), or fill a hungry empanada with picadillo—ground beef and green olives ($4). A delectable black-bean soup topped with crema and cilantro ($4.50) primes the palate for a diverse selection of entrees such as the pernil asado, a slow-roasted pork leg served with fried cassava, fried plantains, and potato salad ($12.25). The platano relleno poses a titillating tongue twister with its picadillo-stuffed, deep fried plantains intermingled with mozzarella cheese and spicy cabbage personally picked by Peter Piper ($8.75).
The aromas and flavors of the famous kitchens of Cairo permeate the dining room of Sphinx of PA, warming up taste buds for international travel. The authentic Egyptian menu includes bowls of piquant tabouli ($2.49) to open up gastronomic gates with gusto and tender helpings of shawermas⎯ chicken, beef, and lamb wrapped up in bready packages portable enough to satisfy a pyramid-excavation team on the go. Hearty appetites rejoice in the restaurant's generous entree portions, including a mighty spread of kebab options boasting succulent chunks of choice meats, each swimming in fine Egyptian spices and sides ($9.99–$11.99). Vegetarian diners can feast their eyes on original Egyptian-inspired artwork before diving into fragrant platters of veggie-friendly fare, including falafel dinners ($9.99) and traditional Egyptian koshary ($6.99), which provide a delectable chlorophyll kick strong enough to rocket roughage-munching mountain goats to Sir Edmund Hillary heights.
Breads 'n Spreads slings a menu of homemade sandwiches, soups, and salads, as well as gourmet coffees and teas, at sustenance-seekers. Strip frostbitten stomachs of their mittens for a relaxing dip in a bowl of soup ($3-$6.50), such as the cream of crab or asparagus and rice, or satisfy carnivorous cravings with a roast beef and cheddar sandwich topped with horseradish or curry spread ($6.50) or a ham salad sandwich ($5.50). Tea parties for four come customized with lunch, brunch, or finger foods, plus coffee or tea to energize eyelids to stay rapt at attention. Settle into Breads 'n Spreads' intimate dining area and sign into the free WiFi for a long, lazy afternoon of email-snaring.
Char Magaro Designs' master craftsman adorns necks with her and one-of-a-kind, handmade necklaces, each fashioned with high-quality gems and metals. The Mundo-17 necklace ($220), forged with carved agate, bone, amber, and turquoise, spruces up barren head posts, while the copper Vurta-02 choker ($125) doubles as a bracelet or a decorative bagel topping. Yellow turquoise, silver beads, onyx, and garnets pepper the Meta-30 antique Afghanistan jade pendant ($395), while silver Swarovski pearls delicately cling to the Geo-16 ($350).