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 organic greens with beets, blue cheese, and pistachios ($5). Latent hunter-gatherer instincts alight as forks harpoon the Pekin duck breast with cauliflower slathered in a spinach and farm egg vinaigrette ($24) and dip bites of locally raised bone-in ribeye into sides of creamy polenta ($37). Toast confluent tastes with a libation from chef-selected wine and craft beer lists, and complement meals with a sultry glass of the Qupe syrah ($12) or regal bottle of Dark Horse Brewing's Sapient Triple Ale ($5).
Great American Cookies freshly bakes a wide range of dentist-defying goodies, including a pleasing plethora of brownies and cookies such as white-chunk macadamia, M&Ms, pecan supreme, and snickerdoodle. Relive the wonderment of wide-eyed youngsterhood with merry mouthfuls of a Big Bite ($0.89) or Double Doozie ($1.99) cookies, pick up a half-dozen regular cookies ($7.99), snag a delectable cookie cake ($11.99) and surprise your bearded alter-ego, or hone gift-giving skills for your significant other with a heart-shaped tin ($16.99) of cookie creations. A regular 20-ounce fountain soda ($1.59) or a nice tall glass of even more cookies will quench sweetly inspired thirsts.
Pie connoisseurs ravish in the extensive noshing selection of Pagliai’s menu of specialty pizzas. Pagliai’s expert dough slingers toss original creations such as the Pagliai’s special, with sausage, pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms, and onions ($17.25), to send taste buds on an ambrosial oven-baked adventure. Take a metaphorical leap over the pond to literally delight in the sauerkraut-stuffed German Delight, piled high with mouthwatering canadian bacon or sausage ($12). Sink biters into a garden-fresh, herbtastic vegetarian pizza, topped with ground-grown edibles, including mushrooms, green peppers, onions, and olives ($15.50). Other unique pies include such inspired geneses as the roast-beef special ($13.75) and the taco pizza, complete with a fiesta of border-hopping toppings to elevate tasters to a level of excitement usually reserved for the prospect of amnesty ($17.25). Pull up a chair to dine in, swing by to carry out, or call in to have a golden-crusted siring delivered to your doorstep. This deal is valid for any item on the specialty pizza section of the menu except for the Chef’s Delight.
A mom-and-pop convenience store and deli for nearly two decades, South Side 6 caters to famished folks with a variety of Lebanese and American dishes, including grilled burgers. Sink carnivorous incisors into the double-decker Swiss Mushroom’s two quarter-pound beef patties, or take tongues for a joyride atop the cheesy Route 25, loaded with tomato, lettuce, onion, and pickle fixings. An order of fries heightens the sandwich like a deep-fried forklift, and a cold beverage (a $1.71 value) swishes away bun crumbs and mustard residue, leaving mouths as clear as an unused Etch A Sketch. The burger-and-fries combo (an $8.99 value) concludes with a piece of baklava, which is as complimentary as it is honey-soaked.
Barcrawls.com and joonbug.com team up to throw themed parties at locations from New York to Los Angeles. Events are typically held at hip nightlife spots such as clubs, lounges, and restaurants. Each year's get-togethers typically include parties for holidays—including Thanksgiving Eve—and viewing parties for baseball's beloved home-run derby as well as the sport's lesser-known "Is It a Balk?" contest.