Since 1983, the deli wunderkinds at Current Cuisine have been crafting fresh sandwiches, salads, and breads while maintaining a high standard of customer service. The menu's breakfast bites, such as a sandwich constructed from local eggs and sausages ($2.99), occupy hands and mouths in the morning with an activity other than yawning. Lunch and dinner sustenance comes by the fistful in the form of overstuffed sandwiches that include the turkey provolone or the veggie with house-made hummus, local sprouts, red peppers, and cucumbers on focaccia ($4.99 each). In addition, the deli stocks its shelves with international groceries and delivers vitamins and minerals by the pound through a diverse selection of salads, such as chicken salad with red grapes and almonds ($6.99/lb.), spring marinated veggies ($5.49/lb.), and curried tofu salad ($6.99/lb.). Current Cuisine’s ovens also pop with fresh breads, otherworldly pastries, and flaky jack-in-the-boxes.
Located on the top floor of Crowne Plaza downtown on East Fifth Street, Stars nourishes sight appetites with panoramic views of the city and dazzles taste buds with a multifarious menu of new American cuisine and crafty cocktails. Dishes knock top hats and monocles off cultured palates with flavor waves created by grilled shrimp caprese salads bolstered by buffalo mozzarella and vine-ripened tomatoes ($13) and tooth treating bites of seared NY strip with spinach and crispy red skin potatoes ($22). Enjoy the $25 for $50 Groupon anytime, or free up time for stressless parade watching by bringing the family to the Thanksgiving buffet, with seatings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Load plates with professionally carved turkey, sweet potatoes with toasted-spice walnuts, and never-canned cranberry and sweet red onion relish, then return home to the unequaled bliss of a kitchen packed with unsullied pots and flatware.
Bellyfire caters to businesses, large-scale events, and busy families that don't have time to prepare homemade meals during the week. Bellyfire’s gourmand gang slaves over hot stoves to churn out culinary creations such as grilled salmon on bowtie pasta with a strawberry, red onion, and romaine salad; and sweet-and-sour pot roast with root vegetables and green-bean-tomato salad. Each meal consists of a palate-prepping salad and a hearty entree with two sides. In order to eliminate the drudgery of dish cleaning, all dinners come in disposable containers, which can be thrown out or fashioned into miniature toboggans for toy-poodle dogsled teams. Bellyfire can deliver meals hot and ready for immediate feasting or cold for storing and reheating.
Act Out Talent Studio offers classes for all levels of entertainers to begin or continue their path towards a successful acting, modeling, or performing career. The studio employs a stable of coaches, each with experience working within their industry, that imparts students with an inside understanding of show business. Acting classes instill confidence and foster talent using emoting exercises covering such basics as observation, improvisation, and translating Shakespeare from the original Swedish. Aspiring models learn everything from expressing an image to nutrition in order to help build a marketable portfolio, and vocal classes allow singers and songwriters to step into an actual recording booth to practice chugging honey before crooning into the mic.
Inside HoneyBaked Ham, chefs uphold the same traditions that Harry J. Hoenselaar created more than 40 years ago. Back then, he chose individual hams, cured them in his secret marinade, and smoked them over hardwood chips before offsetting the earthy flavor with a crisp, sweet glaze. To this day, the staff makes the signature bone-in hams one at a time and glazes them in the shop.
To go with the meats, the kitchen whips up classic side dishes and desserts, such as the sweet-potato soufflé. For less formal feasting, party trays and packed lunch boxes fuel business meetings, backyard grad parties, and lengthy end-zone celebrations.
Though Moo-Moo's Bakery churns out classic baked goods, including cupcakes, cookies, and pastries. The bakers there craft each and every order at their client's behest, sifting, whipping, and baking sweets?or healthier, diet-friendly iterations, such as gluten-free and vegan treats.