Dominic's Restaurant?s chefs create Italian- and country-influenced dishes using locally sourced and organic ingredients when possible. They build each dish from scratch, and even prepare the nitrate-free meats in-house. That includes the ham, turkey, corned beef, and roast beef found in the reuben and club sandwiches at lunchtime, and the chicken pot pies and ham steaks for dinner.
On the Italian side of things, chef whip up hearty plates of chicken parmesan and thick cuts of house-made lasagna. Macaroni and cheese and green beans with bacon represent the quintessential Southern side dishes, and back up servings of meatloaf and slow-roasted pork loin. Guests can enjoy what the chefs have dubbed ?Italian Country Cooking? inside the marigold-hued dining room, bedecked with blue booths and classic black-and-white checkered tablecloths.
Knotty wooden walls and checkered floors set an inviting scene inside of Buffalo Joe's Burger & Wing Joint, a New Richmond eatery that opened in the autumn of 2012. In the restaurant’s kitchen, cooks shape ground beef into burger patties or miniature busts of George Washington before sizzling them on the grill and piling on toppings such as fried eggs or sriracha-laced sesame-ginger slaw. They also toss chicken wings with an array of sauces, including garlic inferno, caramel barbecue, and hot buffalo, to name a few.
In the morning, diners can stop by for omelets, biscuits 'n' gravy, and other breakfast classics. Owners Joel, Bev, and Annette are avid football fans, so they regularly broadcast games for visitors to watch while dining.
Looking more like a house than a restaurant, Our Place at Hi-Port uses rambling, almost barn-style architecture to hint at the array of classic, homestyle comfort food it houses. In fact, trick-or-treaters stop by every Halloween for homemade caramels and candy apples. Put together, these decorative and structural elements set a fitting scene for meals of casual, American cuisine, which includes breakfast platters, fried pickles, pizza pies, and even seafood entrees.
Cake Towne's pastry barons heap frosting and chocolate onto fresh, never-frozen treats. The shop's truffle-esque cake balls, chocolate-dipped mixtures of cake and frosting, dress themselves in flavors both traditional and surprising, from salted caramel and chocolate raspberry to spicy carrot. Once coated, the treats go for a dip in rivers of dark, white, or milk chocolate. Stick candles into each of these dozen pastry spheres (a $10.50 value) to create a birthday cake befitting a juggler turning a multiple of 12. A dozen chocolate-covered strawberries (a $24 value) delight taste buds and add a racy edge to oft-wholesome fruit. Free WiFi wafts throughout the shop, allowing patrons to use their sticky fingers to look up how to clean frosting off a keyboard.
Anita's Mexican Bar & Grill creates memorable dining experiences. It's a casual, comfortable place to go out with kids for dinner, to share a pitcher of margaritas, or to grab a beer and watch a game. The menu is packed with quesadillas, tacos, nachos, and other Mexican specialties. As for the family-friendly part, the eatery offers a kids menu with mini nachos, quesadilla or burrito plates, as well as hamburgers and chicken tenders. In the cantina, televisions are always playing sporting events and the bar is stocked with domestic and Mexican beers such as Dos Equis and Carta Blanca. An expansive, shaded patio lures diners away from the television and outside, where the margaritas taste just as delicious.
Smoke scented with flavors such as mango, pineapple, and cherry wafts through Aladdin Restaurant and Hookah Bar as patrons linger over waterpipes as late as 3 a.m. Besides Al Fakher and Starbuzz tobacco, skilled staffers also blend house mixes with names such as Bubble Yum and Candy Drop, and can even fit hookahs with heads made from hollowed-out pineapples, watermelons, and other fruits. The kitchen also crafts a full menu of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, including kebabs, gyros, and Turkish coffee.