Using just a handful of ingredients—flat noodles, jasmine rice, meats, and veggies—the chefs at Bangkok Dee Thai Cuisine whip up an array of dishes. They prepare pad thai, thai fried rice, and several types of curry, including a green curry that gets its color from thai basil and green chilies. They also whip up a teriyaki sauce from scratch and pour it on chicken and beef.
At Aboca's Italian Grill, the cuisine is as artfully prepared as the paintings on the wall and the flower arrangements on the tables. The cylindrical noodles of the baked penne come blanketed with a square of mozzarella cheese, while the pasta primavera bursts with morsels of color: forest green broccoli, bright yellow squash, and flame-red tomatoes. For drinks, the restaurant invites its patrons to bring their own wine, even offering to uncork bottles for a small fee so diners can leave their jackhammers at home.
If the United States were ever required to choose an official restaurant to represent its cuisine, Red Hot & Blue would probably be the nation’s best chance at gold. They focus on three things: barbeque, burgers and blues. RH&B does southern food by the book: the ribs are slathered in sweet, smoky, savory BBQ sauce and left to cook over a slow flame until the meat practically slides off the bones at the slightest provocation. Their pulled pork is tangy and flavorful without being overcooked. Their onion rings are batter dipped and deep-fried to golden perfection on the spot to ensure maximum crispiness. If you’ve got an itch for rich and filling southern food, Red Hot & Blue is your best bet at scratching it.