At AppeThaizing, chefs strive to hit every taste bud on diners' tongues, incorporating sweet, sour, and salty flavors into a number of dishes on their menu of southeast Asian cuisine. They can also spoon fiery green-curry sauce or piquant Thai chilies into the mix, allowing willing customers to enjoy a spicy kick without the hassle of riling Chuck Norris after his jalapeño foot soak. Although many of their entrees feature succulent meats—including roasted duck, shrimp, and pork—they can also whip up vegetarian-friendly meals with tofu or seasonal Asian greens.
Embracing the same sensory mélange as the menus, AppeThaizing's dining rooms gently illuminate a kaleidoscopic assortment of yellow, red, and key-lime-green walls with a combination of ceiling-mounted track and pendant lighting.
Built by renowned architect Ward Wellington Ward in 1910, Mohegan Manor?s recent renovations restored grandeur to the 100-year-old building. The manor's classic, rich menu and matching interior make it an ideal space for hosting wedding and union ceremonies, receptions, and parties. A main ballroom dazzles with a 22-foot domed ceiling, hardwood floors, and a 15'x30' mural painted with the first oils to extend a hand of friendship toward water. The four-story edifice also houses two traditional restaurants, Mohegan Manor and Club Sushi & Steaks. Live entertainment can be enjoyed on weekends at Club Sushi & Steaks.
Tabatha's Family Tree is aptly named because Tabatha Babbitt and Patricia Personius co-own and operate the restaurant with her family members. In the kitchen the chefs prepare pastas, prime rib, and veal scallopini sautéed with peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms in a red wine sauce. The same careful preparation of their meals in the restaurant goes into their catered events, which can occur on or off their premises.
With five sizes of burger, 32 free toppings, and up to 378,000 possible flavor combinations for shakes and malts, Cheeburger Cheeburger is a perfect stop for picky eaters and brilliant statisticians alike. This national '50s-style burger joint is notable for its sweeping menu of sandwiches, platters, and shakes, as well as its commitment to quality ingredients, such as Naturewell natural Angus beef. Everything is cooked to order, including the fresh-cut fries ($2.09–$4.19) and battered onion rings ($2.99–$4.19). Burgers range from the Classic, weighing in at 5.5 oz. before cooking ($4.99), to the signature Famous Pounder, a 20 oz. slab of bovine ecstasy ($9.99). Champion beefeaters can earn their photograph on the Wall of Fame for slaying this burger behemoth. Herbivores can opt for the grilled portobello-mushroom melt with sautéed onions and swiss cheese on rye ($6.99), and carbophobes can avoid filling up on bread with bun-free CheePlatters, sandwich fillings served with choice of cheese, toppings, side, dipping sauce, side salad or coleslaw, and sautéed onions ($9.99), or meal-sized, custom salads (starting at $6.99).
Bruegger's bagels are culled from fresh, wholesome ingredients and then kettle-boiled in the New York tradition, resulting in chewy centers with crisp outer crusts. Awaken your taste buds with a savory combination such as the asiago-parmesan bagel smothered with olive-pimiento cream cheese ($0.99 for bagel only, $2.29 with cream cheese). Or prove yourself to be a sweetie by adopting a family of six carb circles and washing them up and behind the ears in a tub of garden-veggie cream cheese ($7.89). Bruegger's deli menu is flanked by an array of breakfast sandwiches ($2.99–$6.79) and lunch fare; bury thoughts of the snarky snooze button with the spinach-and-cheddar-omelette sandwich, or defuse your lunchtime hunger siren with a signature sandwich ($5.69–$6.99) such as the herby turkey or roma roast beef.
The menu at Canale's Italian Cuisine?a family-owned restaurant more than 60 years old?reads like a well-loved scrapbook. Its notes describe the food and its history: "Homemade gnocchi prepared with Ma Canale's recipe from Morolo, Italy," or "Anna's [tomato sauce] recipe, prepared exactly as she taught us back in 1954." Given these personal touches, it's no surprise that the menu has a Family Favorites section that spotlights classic entrees. These include homemade fettuccine, rigatoni with shrimp, and of course, spaghetti with meatballs or Italian sausage ("Canale's most popular dish").
For meals at home, the kitchen prepares "parties to go"?packages of pizza or chicken wings. You can also find Canale's sauces, dressings, and frozen dinners at dozens of grocery and misguided shoe stores in the area.