Kesh Restaurant’s executive chef and owner Jerry Helminksi distills extensive training and 20 years of experience into the restaurant’s innovative American cuisine and street food. The culinary expert has sent his work into stomachs belonging to such esteemed figures as President George H.W. Bush, Anthony Hopkins, Rod Stewart, and Casey Kasem. While he cooks up familiar fare such as a ham sandwich topped with goat cheese, Jerry avidly pursues new culinary ideas, including globally inspired ones. This trait of his manifests itself in items such as pork shoulder soft tacos or kimchi hot dogs. For dessert, Jerry and his team blend housemade ice cream into milkshakes of inventive flavors such as red velvet, peanut butter and ginger, and chocolate and spicy almond. They even whip up breakfast, including a Tex-Mex bagel sandwich and waffle sticks—which are ideal for playing fetch with a geometry teacher.
Isis Hookah Lounge elevates the experience of dining with friends by adding flavored tobacco to the mix. In the lounge, red plush chairs surround a central table with one or two hookahs, allowing regular access to smoke flavored like pumpkin pie, cranberry-lime, or mint. To complement the hookah, servers deliver appetizers such as paninis, hummus bowls, fruit tarts, and tiramisu. They complete the Middle Eastern ritual with glasses of Moroccan tea and strong batches of coffee, which can be enriched with hazelnut and cinnamon or softened with a splash of milk, vanilla, or cotton balls.
Chefs handpick the ingredients used to build dishes from scratch daily inside Kebab Curry Pizza. They let chicken, beef, and lamb marinate in a Bandhu Khan special spices recipe before cooking them in a traditional clay oven. That meat is also skewered to create kebabs and tossed into biryani rice dishes. Bowls of curry, most spiced with chilies, saturate pieces of meat and veggies. The menu?s pizza selection ranges from a classic cheese-only topping to the Indian-influenced tandoor-marinated chicken.