TRIO Cafe & Lounge is the brainchild of brothers Tony and Paul Rodrigues and their childhood friend, Brian Carvalho. The trio sought to replicate a European-style eatery and lounge in Massachusetts, complete with chic decor, contemporary cuisine, and innovative cocktails. Abstract art speckles the walls of each location's sleek space, where diners sit on cushy couches and clink glasses of sangria over raw oysters and peppercorn-encrusted steaks.
At Wicked Good Chicken, diners can enjoy chicken in a Seussian array of styles: in a soup or in a pie, on sandwich bread (but not rye), smothered in buffalo sauce, or shining with a fresh-roasted gloss. Non-poultry specialties include salchipapas, a hodgepodge of french fries and sliced hot dogs served with house dipping sauces.
Innovative appetite quenchers doled out amidst flat screen TVs and casual pub environs bolster Rose Alley Ale House up the rungs of culinary greatness. The menu highlights self-proclaimed "Earth's best" wings—privately tested by an unbiased panel of baby Martians—available in a slew of sauces, such as the tongue-torching Lava, burn-soothing blue cheese, and thai peanut ($8.99 for 10). Rose Alley Ale House also hosts eclectic entrees, including Vavo's Hangover Cure, a hodgepodge of chicken and shrimp sautéed in Rozambique sauce atop a mountain of pub style chips ($10.99), guaranteed to erase memories of late-night dials to ex-imaginary friends.
At Fruitzzy, customers create their own icy treats using as many flavors of frozen yogurt and toppings as they can fit into a cup. The shop rotates its approximately 80 yogurt flavors on a daily basis and stocks more than 40 edible adornments, including fruits, candies, and nuts. To appease as a wide a customer base as possible, the treat haven offers only certified gluten-free flavors and a range of nonfat options. In addition to free WiFi, Fruitzzy offers complimentary valet parking on Fridays and Saturdays, bypassing the need to find a spot or replace the ejector seat before going in.
Every pizza at World Famous Pizza & Subs is made from scratch, starting with the dough that cooks toss and shape by hand into pies that stretch up to 22 inches across. From linguiça to freshly cut broccoli, customizable combinations of classic ingredients top individual slices and entire New York–style pies alike. Popular pizzeria eats such as chicken-finger subs, cheese-stuffed burgers, and pastas smothered in housemade sauces round out the menu. On weekends, World Famous caters to the late-night crowd by delivering until 3 a.m. and keeping its dining room open until 3:30 a.m.
Incognito is part restaurant, part nightlife destination, where culinary wizards conjure up Mediterranean flavors that energize diners to indulge in a night of music, drinks, and dancing. An appetizer of little neck clams foreshadows feasts of grilled bacon blue burgers, shrimp mozambique, and rotating specials, such as baked stuffed scrod drizzled in b?chamel. After polishing off their dinners, revelers can sip on sangria, head to the dance floor, and move their bodies to the sounds of resident DJs, live music, and the clack of nearby diners inspired to play the spoons.