The culinary captain at Milano’s grew up in a kitchen filled with the saucy aromas of traditional Italian fare prepared by his mother and the seasoned zest of Greek dishes grilled up by his father. With that history ensconced, he continued the tradition by marrying both cuisines in a restaurant sporting a hearty menu, casual Mediterranean ambiance, and a justice of the peace certified in marrying cuisines. Offering the best of both worlds, the chef plates everything from grilled rib eye steaks and salmon to Italian casserole, pizza, Greek salads, and oven-baked subs.
TCBY serves 96–98% fat-free yogurt, which contains benevolent bacterial cultures that assist the body with digestion and nutrient absorption. Savor an assortment of silky soft-serve flavors, such as golden vanilla and white-chocolate mousse ($1.40–$6.95), or sip on a succulent smoothie—a coalesced concoction of real dairy and blended bushels of fruit ($4.25–$4.75). Otherwise, invigorate a body still sluggish from too much somnambulant water polo with a brisk cup of Moxie Java’s artisanally roasted coffees. Sip on an Americano ($3.15 for 20 ounces) or try a Moxie Milkee Way, which includes espresso, steamed chocolate milk and caramel syrup ($4.80 for 20 ounces). Moxie Java also whips up blended drinks, refreshing Italian sodas, and richly scented teas.
Only when the clock strikes midnight do the cooks at Smiley's Acoustic Cafe lay down their spatulas. Until then, they tirelessly whip up house-made dishes teeming with southern and eastern flavors. Remoulade dipping sauce complements fried catfish nuggets, while jalapeno tartar sauce lends a spicy kick to fried shrimp po'boys. Cooks also stir-fry veggies in sweet soy glazes and toss local, daily-delivered fixings into salads before topping them with a choice of seven homemade dressings. What's more, the feasts emerge from the kitchen into an exposed brick dining room that just happens to resound with free live music six nights a week.
Sonic boasts a hunger-obliterating menu of burgers, coneys, shakes, and more—all delivered straight to your road vessel by graceful roller-skating carhops. Settle burger-craving stomachs with a supersonic cheeseburger ($4.64), or craft a creative meal out of sides such as chili-cheese tots ($2.69), the cheesy jalapeño poppers ($3.23), and onion rings ($2.50/large), which, like engagement rings, symbolize love and taste better when dipped in ketchup. If crumb-covered palates need a cleansing, swallow a Sonic signature limeade ($1.50/medium) or a slush ($1.50/medium) in any combo of classic flavors, such as cherry, grape, watermelon, or orange. Once eaters have ordered, the all-American feast will arrive balanced atop the head of a roller-butler. Customers are welcome to feast right there in their cars or savor their selections on Sonic's outdoor patio.
Boasting 30 years of restaurateur experience, the gastronomic jedis at Sexy Taco construct intricately delicious, housemade edible meat envelopes filled with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Famished patrons can pop into Sexy Taco's taqueria or line up at the mobile food truck to peruse the menu for a range of handheld flavor devices. Fill empty stomach space otherwise occupied by freeloading SpaghettiOs with a steak taco ($2.50) or a roasted-chicken taco ($2.25), both covered in pico de gallo and mexican rice, a fish taco, hand breaded with Panko bread crumbs and drizzled with mango coleslaw and habanera cream sauce ($2.50), a veggie taco, crammed with marinated portobello mushrooms, mexican cheese, fire-roasted zucchini, and red peppers ($2.25), and a short-rib taco, packed with taste-bud-sizzling jalapeño coleslaw ($2.50). Exotic taco fillings and a commitment to sassy service make dining experiences so hot you won't even notice a shirtless Fabio sitting at the next table.