Under Jacob’s Well’s high ceilings, the clattering of coffee cups and the fresh-baked aroma of pizza crust crisping in a brick oven sails through the space. Natural light spills over a checkered floor, and old maps and framed prints dot the walls as staff members artfully decorate lattes, topping cups off with flowers, perky-eared bunnies, or fire-breathing dragons. Sometimes their “latte art” veers into the abstract, leaving guests to interpret whether their java resembles a rocky mountain crag or the Greek symbol for caffeinate. Frequently, local musicians provide a soundtrack for patrons decoding their cups, mingling music with the coffeehouse’s usual upbeat banter.
This upscale eatery dishes out a unique menu of sandwiches, crêpes, salads, and sweets. Roll out of bed and onto the French Riviera with the Parisien, a ham-and-swiss crêpe concoction topped with a sunny-side-up egg ($5.50). At lunchtime, the grown-up grilled cheese ($6.75) graduates to the head of its culinary class when paired with the soup du jour ($3.50/cup, $4.75/bowl), and craftier sandwich-stuffers can build their own handheld marvels using a toolbox of between-the-bread fixin's ($6.95). Cool munching mouths with cups of Gelato Giuliana and watch this frozen superhero spring into action, satisfying sweet cravings and melting all over the tongues of injustice.
In the cozy kitchen of her Woodridge Drive home, Chef Kelly cooks and freezes dishes of classic comfort food and elegant dishes with fresh, local ingredients. Like a spy's costumes, comestibles change every week; past offerings include French-onion dip ($5 per pound), fajita skirt steaks ($17 for a two-pound slab, serves four), and sweet-and-smoky salmon ($18 per pound, serves three to four). Crock-Pot options, such as barbecue pulled pork ($13 for two pounds) and meatballs ($11 for 1.25 pounds), must simmer in the pot for six to eight hours, long enough to watch plenty of episodes of the hit British TV show 'Allo! 'Allo!. Soups require just thawing, while casseroles must be thawed and baked. For the hassle-freest feast, sweeten teeth on an entire key-lime pie ($13) or chocolate decadence cake ($15).
A chef stands over a flaming tableside teppanyaki grill, twirling his cooking instruments in the air and catching them in each hand. As his audience whistles and cheers, he sears juicy morsels of filet mignon, chicken, and seafood alongside colorful slices of mixed vegetables. Chefs are equally busy behind the sushi counter, artfully arranging more than 100 different types of rolls with fresh tuna, spicy salmon, and crispy shrimp tempura. At the bar, expert mixologists shake premium liquors and juices into cocktails, garnishing them with duos of plump olives and curls of lemon rind. At nightfall as the moon filters in through the skylight windows, the contemporary dining room comes alive with glimmering televisions, lively music, and friends debating the existence of wood nymphs over drinks.
Jerseys has a bit of everything, from lunches and dinners everyday to Breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 9-noon. Enjoy a Juicy Lucy Burger or Steak and Shrimp.
We like to entertain so we do Live Music on the weekends, DJ's and Karoake on other days. Stop in and see what we're all about.
Cinnamon's Deli provides casual and speedy eating with an array of sandwiches, salads, soups and baked goods. All sandwiches come in half or whole sizes ($5.59–6.79) on white, wheat, or rye bread. Imaginatively named options include the Angel on a Haystack (turkey, tomato, cheddar cheese, alfalfa sprouts, and honey mustard), Smoke Stack (smoked beef, smoked turkey, and smoked gouda doused in Russian mustard), and the egg salad (egg salad). The vegetarian set can nosh on an eponymous creation of cream cheese, alfalfa sprouts, swiss cheese, onion, lettuce, bell peppers, tomato, and mayo, or dive into a bread bowl of Wisconsin cheese soup ($4.99) and swim around in its gooey waves. No meal is complete without a taste of Cinnamon's baked goods, such as brownies, cookies, and gourmet cakes ($1.19–3.99), which tempt sweet teeth to emerge from their gum caves.