Formerly the site of the RedDog Cafe, The Daily Dish is a genuine eatery where a passion for food and attractive plateware coalesces under inspired cuisine. Diners plant themselves in a modern space decked in olive greens and rustic reds, making feasting a cozy venture into the depths of Executive Chef Michael Chretien's lunch and dinner menu. Appetites unfold like pea-blossom petals to the rich flavors and hearty textures of the baked local goat cheese served with fresh-baked focaccia bread and roasted-tomato sauce ($8) and the signature house mac 'n' cheese served under an edible bedspread of aged cheddar ($11 for lunch, $4.50 as a dinner side).
Jennifer Maroulis and her mother, Pam Christon, wanted to share their favorite family recipes with their neighbors. To do this, they opened Jen’s Place in 1995. Today, they bake breakfast from scratch each morning, mixing the batter to make extra-large muffins, croissants, apricot danishes, and cinnamon rolls glazed with honey and icing. At lunch, they pile proteins such as grilled chicken, turkey, and chopped barbecue brisket onto sandwiches. Their family recipes come in handy for dessert, too. They churn out coconut cream pies, banana and bread pudding, and sheet cakes with enough slices for up to 20 people or one-twentieth of a Goliath. Customers with extra-large orders can also turn to Jen’s Place: the bakery and café offers a bulk menu for catering jobs as well.
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For four decades, the cocina at Herrera's Restaurant has conjured up tasty Mexican vittles for belly-based fiestas. Wrap your tongue around a duo of beef burritos ($9.49), which bundle chili con carne and cheese within a flour-tortilla blanket, or the cheese enchilada, which rooms with a pair of meat-free cheese-taco twins ($8.49). On a different plate, one beef taco serves as the dividing line between two quarreling beef enchiladas, and a buffer of rice and beans ensures neither beef enchilada can leave the plate without hugging the other ($9.49).
Though from afar the chefs at Townhouse Kitchen + Bar may appear to be making traditional American food, up close it’s a different story. Nearly every item on the gastropub’s menu contains a creative twist, such as the lamb featured in the french dip sandwich, served with red-wine jus, and the candied bacon and two eggs that enhance foot-long grilled cheese, layered with three cheeses on a crispy baguette. To further add to their dishes’ unique flavors, the chefs smoke their own meats in-house. They use the tender cuts to create sophisticated entrees, such as the boneless leg of lamb in a fig mostarda and their street-vendor tacos available in four styles.
The interior’s wood finishes glow under an array of abstract, sculptural light fixtures, creating a contemporary atmosphere that contrasts with the relaxed, beachy feel of the outdoor patio. The patio’s palm trees provide shade during hot summer months, granting diners cool spots to eat without requiring them to chisel chairs out of ice blocks.
After diners place their orders at YumChefs, a skilled cook whips up hearty homemade meals ready for convenient delivery to homes. Each personal chef draws from a wealth of life experiences and cooking styles to influence edible creations, from Lois Ward's family tradition of cake baking to Eric Salome's extensive training in the hallowed food dojos of Switzerland. The unique resumés of YumChefs’ staff members are reflected in their dining options, which include comfort food such as barbecue sandwiches and gooey fudge brownies alongside lighter dishes of fresh, colorful vegetables. For large-scale gatherings, chefs prepare multiserving feasts to accommodate wedding guests, partygoers, and particularly convincing hand puppets.