The friendly-family owners behind The Olive Tree whip up a diverse menu of fresh, authentic Mediterranean dishes. The tangy signature hummus ($4.50) tickles tongues either slathered alone atop a fresh, warm pita or surrounded by fava beans, garlic, lemon, and cilantro in the nutritious hummus ful ($7.50). The machmusa ($4.95), or sautéed eggplant, bursts with flavor and concealed fireworks, which plant-partial palates can pleasantly pair with the piquant tabouli salad ($4.50 small, $6.50 large). The spicy gyro’s ($10.95) thin lamb slices sizzle with a zesty house-made hot sauce, and the chicken shawarma ($9.95) struts around in a sultry blend of Middle Eastern spices, green peppers, and rhinestone bellbottoms. For a dish even more authentically Greek than Mexican American actor Anthony Quinn, face-plant into a plate of moussaka ($12.95) and chase it with a dessert of baklava ($2.95) or homemade rice pudding ($2.95). In accordance with Mediterranean restaurant laws, you can legally light any dish on fire so long as you shout "Opa!"
The family behind Crumbz Cakery always loved baking together. With the creation of Crumbz Cakery, they now share their tasty family recipes with outsiders: gooey fudge brownies, cinnamon crunch muffins, and homemade buttercream frosting, to name a few. They also make specialty cakes, perfect for a family birthday, baby shower, or when you realize the baby can't make his own cakes yet. Cakes come in a range of flavors, from yellow and white to red velvet and german chocolate. All can be topped with signature icings, such as chocolate buttercream or coconut pecan.
Bella Capelli Salone & Day Spa strives to surround clients with a warm, welcoming environment. Housed in a restored home, the space charms with dark, rustic wooden floors and vintage-inspired furniture. Prior to spa treatments such as full-body massages or deep-cleansing facials, guests can soak in the studio’s claw-foot tub inside a softly lit room for utmost relaxation. From there, they can head to one of the home's private spa areas, or perhaps make their way to the salon for haircuts or color treatments. A nail technician works nearby, performing manicures and pedicures ranging from express treatments to massage-fueled signature escapes.
At Luanda Mexican Grill & Cantina, guests sip margaritas, homemade sangria, and Mexican draft beers as they dine on sizzling beef fajitas, crispy taco salads, and hearty chimichangas. Surrounded by copper-colored walls and homey, dark varnished wood furnishings, guests chat with friends as they enjoy lunches of grilled chicken and squash pollo yucatan, or dinners of pepper-topped jalisco steak.
Husband-and-wife team Rosario and Taura Auddino, founded Auddinos Bakery & Cafe in 2012, pouring their love of baked goods and a family tradition of Italian cooking into their treats. In the morning, the scent of crispy artisanal loaves and soft sandwich bread wafts out onto the street. The pastry case contains rows of sweet iced pastries including glazed and cake donuts, muffins, and canollis, while the freezer displays rows of tempting gelato flavors. The bakery also tackles savory meals with breakfast and lunch sandwiches including meatball subs, egg and ham croissants, and roma turkey sandwiches, along with 7-, 10-, and 14-inch pizzas baked onsite with a dozen toppings to choose from, or raw pizza dough available for making your own creation at home.
First, a stack of onion rings is a blazing volcano, spewing forth fire. The next minute, it's a steam-engine, chugging across the smooth surface of a teppanyaki grill. This is par for the course at Daruma Japanese Steakhouse, where the chefs don't just play with the food?it's their job to. Gathered around tables at the hibachi steakhouse, which is under new ownership, diners are treated to an entertaining dinner preparation by their hibachi chefs, who cook their meals to order right before them, searing steaks and saut?ing fresh vegetables. Back at the sushi bar, chefs assemble platters of sashimi and nigiri, or build rolls lined with fresh fish and tiny, edible paper towel tubes to keep everything the right shape.