Dubbed for a Revolutionary War hero, Elijah Churchill’s Public House awards stalwart appetites with a hearty menu of pub-style plates flanked with pints of bottomless soda. Pairs can shush stomach duets with forays into twin starters, exchanging coy glances over Pernod oysters slinking in the half shell behind spinach-panko veils, or plucking commas of Cajun-spiced shrimp from a bed of grammatically correct field greens. Tureens of authentic Guinness stew introduce turf-bound beef to a tide pool of Burgundy gravy, while stuffed sole platters pry eyes away from the crackling fireplace by juggling chunks of crab and scallop beneath drizzles of lemon pepper sauce.
Mexican food is known for dynamic flavors, which range from big spice to palate-soothing cilantro. It's fitting then, that Cilantro restaurant should represent its Mexican-inspired food flare with equally rich decor. Bright-green and cotton-candy-pink walls play backdrop to equally fierce Day of the Dead artwork. But that's not to say the place isn't kid-friendly. Cilantro is a vibrant hub for all ages, who flock to the restaurant for fajitas, tacos, and burritos filled with the ingredients of their choice, such as sweet-chipotle pork or vegetarian chili made with eggplant, peppers, and onion.
The expert burger makers at SmokaBurger's craft their fresh, hand-pressed patties in-house daily, so each succulent meat sphere boasts a distinctly never-frozen flavor. Patties are cooked to each customer’s liking and can be topped with nine different toppings, including ancho-chipotle sauce, mayonnaise, and grilled peppers. The highly customizable dining experience also allows herbivores to swap out a meat patty for a veggie patty or a fat-free imaginary patty. With its lime-green walls, gleaming wood floor, eclectic adornments, and counter-style service, the fast-casual eatery offers a convenient place to enjoy a hand-held meal that’s also much more comfortable than a dimly lit car trunk.
In the kitchens of Torcellos Restaurant, cooks splash wine sauces over seafood, veal, and dishes from an extensive menu of Italian favorites. As traditional or whole-wheat pastas wind around forks, Italian entrees of veal, chicken, and fish fillet sauté in savory wine sauces. Patrons can promote sharing with a catering package, which offers dinner for up to 60 people or a late-night snack for one competitive eating champion.