Great American Cookies freshly bakes a wide range of dentist-defying goodies, including a variety of fresh-baked brownies and cookies such as white chunk macadamia, M&Ms, pecan supreme, and snickerdoodle. Relive the wonderment of being a wide-eyed youngster without being zapped by a shrinking ray gun by frisbeeing a Big Bite ($0.89) or Double Doozie ($1.99) cookie right into the kisser. Pick up a half dozen regular cookies ($7.99) or hone gift-giving skills before the holidays with a heart-shaped tin ($16.99) of cookie creations. Quench sweetly inspired thirst with a regular 20 oz. fountain soda ($1.59) or a nice tall glass of even more cookies.
Revolver turns out a rotating menu of simple seasonal dishes that combine local and organic goods with atypical ingredients. Owner and chef Michael Bulkowski creates an atmosphere of fine dining without the risk of extended pinky-finger sprains with playful small plates such as the cinnamon-spiced duck meatballs with tempura squash and goat cheese ($8) or local rutabaga soup with cranberry-cashew pesto ($5). Latent hunter-gatherer instincts alight as forks harpoon the Flint Ridge Farms rabbit with niçoise olives, tomatoes, and fettuccine ($26) and dip bites of locally raised sirloin into sides of creamy polenta ($19). Toast confluent tastes with a libation from chef-selected wine and craft beer lists, and complement meals with a sultry glass of the Jezebel pinot noir ($12) or regal bottle of Bell’s Brewery’s Oberon summer ale ($6).
Although they come from different backgrounds—Gus Nicolaidis was born and raised in Toledo, and Moussa Salloukh immigrated to the United States from Lebanon—together the duo opened La Scola Tuscan Grill. Despite their cultural backgrounds, La Scola has been commended for its authenticity—The Blade praises the spaghetti bolognese for reminding the reviewer "of Rome for the lightness of the veal and cream and with a dash of marinara sauce."
Aside from Italian staples, La Scola serves more than a dozen appetizers, including homemade bread featuring fresh basil and mozzarella cheese, and a host of pizzas, as well as Lake Superior whitefish and new york strip steak, among other surf 'n' turf options. Dishes are complemented by the restaurant's dozens of wines, draft beers, and house cocktails.
Say it's 1 a.m., you've got some friends over, and everyone is hungry. As if the late hour doesn't complicate the situation enough, you've got one friend who wants tacos, another who's championing gyros, and you're craving pizza. Enter The Oasis Restaurant & Delivery: a small family of eateries that delivers late night and packs all of the aforementioned dishes onto one menu.
The menu's custom New York–style pizzas can be topped with anything from meatballs to sauerkraut, and its quesadillas and tacos overflow with fillings such as pulled pork and battered cod. There's plenty of Italian eats as well—including oven-baked pasta and stromboli—alongside a thoroughly American lineup of burgers, all-beef hot dogs, and fried chicken shaped like the 50 states. Recent additions to the menu include wings in one of 13 sauces and Oasis melts—grilled cheeses stuffed with corned beef, bacon, or barbecued pulled pork.
Seasoned staffers wheel a small cart directly up to dining room tables, where they smash avocados into a palatable paste of fresh guacamole right before guests' eyes. This appetizer fuels treks through Cinco de Mayo Amigos Cantina's lengthy menu, which spotlights Mexican favorites infused with authentic ingredients such as pork carnitas, carne asada, and spicy mole sauce. The restaurant's exposed brick walls house weeknight karaoke, as well as other weekly events including Salsa Night on Saturday, Ladies' Night on Thursday, and Day Planner Appreciation Night on Tuesday. On the outdoor patio, guests can get their fill of fresh air and sunshine as they sample 20 varieties of margaritas.