Aside from supplying casual vibes, Panorama is known for slinging steamy cups of organic liquids and artfully arranged plates of breakfast and lunch fare. Kick off a day with a Jump Start—two shots of espresso blended with vanilla and cream ($3.45)—paired with a Locura wrap that wraps a whole-wheat blanket around eggs, soy beef, cheddar and monterey jack, salsa, and greens ($5.95). For lunch, snag a Parson burrito stuffed with black beans, lettuce, cheeses, salsa, and sour cream ($6.75; $7.75 with soy beef or chicken) or a veggie burger salad ($6.95), which high fives stomachs with an amalgamation of greens, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese, all topped with freshly diced veggie-burger bits plucked straight from the bur-garden.
Jammin Juice & Grill wants its customers to step outside and taste something new?maybe a Hawaiian salmon burger or an apple pie smoothie. Chefs at this outdoor restaurant and juice bar make everything from scratch, with special attention paid to Jamaican favorites such as jerk chicken. Hip-hop nights, reggae nights, and other specialty events complement the food.
With its wood-paneled walls and chalkboard specials, Troy's Cafe and Marketplace provides a cozy, wifi-enabled spot to sip on a coffee or enjoy a light meal. Breakfasts of pancakes, lunches of classic BLT sandwiches, and elevensies of made-to-order salads top tables, sided by hot tea or foamy lattes. On occasion, live music entertains guests (call ahead for dates and times). Patrons can even take their favorite flavors home?true to the second part of its name, Troy's packages entrees and sides ready to be enjoyed at-home or on-the-go, and they also offer delivery. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.
Bageltown Cafe, opened in February 2013, serves up coffee, tea, and classic deli cuisine. Patrons can order bagels smeared with scallion- or strawberry-infused cream cheeses, or opt for bialys and made-from-scratch baked sweets that are baked fresh each day. Cooks also grill panini sandwiches, prepare whitefish and lox salads, and sell Boar's Head meats and cheeses by the pound.
Though she's one of five hosts of ABC's food talk show, The Chew, Carla Hall has no trouble standing out from the crowd. You can tell her apart from her cohosts, such as restaurateur Mario Batali and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz, in numerous ways: her funky glasses, her penchant for calling out "hootie hoo," or, perhaps most unique of all, her love of homestyle comfort-food cooking.?
Born in Nashville, Hall specializes in Southern staples, made with French techniques she perfected at Maryland's L'Academie de Cuisine. Her creations earned her a slot on two seasons of Bravo's Top Chef, where she earned raves from the judges for her gumbo. The secret behind the stellar dish? Cooking with love. Hall believes the chef's feelings shine through in the food, which is why angry people can only make hot sauce. Hall still cooks with love today, too, whipping up bite-size sweet and savory cookies and creating original recipes for her cookbooks. She recently announced the development of her very first restaurant?Carla Hall?s Southern Kitchen?slated to open in New York City next year. A fast-casual love letter to Nashville, the restaurant will feature iconic Nashville hot chicken and southern sides, which are anchored by Hall?s family recipes and perfected with her personal touches.
Reservations: Not offered
Number of Tables: 5?10
Parking: Metered street parking
Most Popular Offering: Hookah and drinks
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery/Takeout Available: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Unlike many hookah bars?with their heavy curtains, ornate filigreed pillows, and other trappings designed to make guests feel transported to the Far East?ESEX Lounge boasts an ultra sleek, nightclub-esque look. Here, hookah smoke lazily pours out of patrons' mouths and swirls around the space, briefly touching beer bottles and cocktail glasses before dissipating into the air, which glows with neon purple and green lights.
Revelers enjoy various hookah flavors and small bites while draped on long white leather couches standing below light fixtures with intersecting tilted rings. Or, they can perch on modern chairs at the full bar, where bartenders dole out more than 90 types of alcohol. Behind the bar, large flat-screen TVs keep fans abreast of various sports and entertainment channels.