The culinary masters at Dick’s Bodacious Bar-B-Q spend up to 12 hours smoking succulent meats such as sausage, beef, and turkey over hickory to infuse them with the flavor that gives Texas-style barbecue its inimitable style. They then prepare the meat in front of their diners as if to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt the freshness of the cuts and allow the blend of spices to show off their new dance moves. In addition to succulent barbecue, the laidback eatery serves up St. Louis-style cut pork ribs, crisp salads, and hearty sides such as macaroni 'n' cheese, smokehouse-baked beans, and potato salad.
While the Argentine tango is known for its improvisatory elegance, the menu at The Taste of Tango is planned far enough in advance to control each detail down to the cow's diet. Though the handsome eatery serves up a variety of fresh Argentinean appetite pleasers, the organic, grass-fed steaks dance across the menu text like no double-left-footed steaks. An order of jamon crudo y muzarella con rusa ($10) pairs sliced prosciutto with mozzarella and rusa salad to whet palates alongside a glass of aromatic Argentinean wine ($8–$12 by the glass). Reunite your senses in a tasty embrace with Tango's velvety, savory, and smoky 8-ounce sliced filet mignon, sautéed with onion, bacon, and mushrooms in a demiglace ($28). Vary up your meat intake with milanesa a la napolitana (breaded and fried beef with melted mozzarella, ham, and tomato sauce, $22) or costilla de cerdo a al riojana (pork chops served with Spanish potatoes, peas, peppers, bacon, and egg, $22). If your taste for Argentinean eats does not extend to its meats, The Taste of Tango offers seafood and vegetarian options such as merluza al champagne (hake covered in champagne, onions, tomato, peppers, and garlic sauce, $18) and canelones a la rossini filled with spinach and topped with parmesan cheese ($12).
Henry's Coffee Bistro invites coffee connoisseurs to crawl into its cocoon of caffeine for flavorful drinks and friendly fellowship. Warm up your liquid love life with a cappuccino ($2.75–$3.50) or white mocha ($3.25–$3.75), or stall summer sweltering with an iced latte ($3.50). Guests can smear a cream cheese smile on a freshly baked bagel ($2.25) or mix business and breakfast pleasure with a sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich ($6.75). The Penn Street location's menu differs slightly from the East Street menu—at both coffee shops, however, guests can enjoy comestibles such as a pesto chicken panini ($8), a spinach salad ($7), or a California turkey sandwich ($7.50).
Enzo Pizza’s chefs blend their own alfredo and marinara sauce to create a pink sauce they pour over penne noodles in a house-special dish. Their homemade alfredo sauce also clings to fettuccine noodles and sautéed chicken breasts. Behind a counter that's visible to patrons, they pile sausage, pepperoni, ham, bacon, and meatballs onto a thin-crust meat-lovers pizza or hide meat inside the stuffed double-pizza crust. They also serve pizza by the slice with toppings that, like most college majors, change daily.
Jump-start your morning with a breakfast pita, such as the Morning Glory ($5.89), comprised of avocado, eggs, tomatoes, home fries, grilled green peppers, onions, and your choice of cheese and zesty sauces. Don't feel ashamed if your morning happens to be what other people call the afternoon, since breakfast pitas are served all day.
At the upscale-yet-casual Adobo Grill, chefs mix up fresh guacamole tableside as diners sip more than 80 quality 100% blue-agave tequilas and margaritas. Acidic citrus juices cook fish in eight types of ceviche that whet appetites for tacos, adobo pork tenderloin, and tilapia dishes that reflect the flavors of several Mexican regions, including Baja California and Oaxaca.
Behind an expansive mahogany bar, bartenders muddle fruit in margaritas and mix pineapple-infused tequila with rum. On Thursday nights, a live mariachi band serenades diners, and on Saturday nights, DJs spin bachata beats, salsa music, and bird songs while guests shake it on the dance floor.