Rice House of Kabob's signature sumac sauce is known for its versatility—so much so that several customers want to buy it by the gallon. The coveted marinade was invented by Ali Shabani, one of the restaurant's four founding brothers, and seems to complement almost any item on the Persian menu. By seasoning char-grilled chicken, sirloin, shrimp, and vegetables, it serves as one of two constants in the kitchen. The other, of course, is rice—the family describes it on the website as "the world's ultimate comfort food" and lays it as a base for several platters, including housemade falafel and combination meals of ground-sirloin kubideh and charbroiled tenderloin.
From the vegetarian dishes to the pan-seared tilapia wrap, every item is prepped from all-natural ingredients. The culinary team arrives early in the morning to slice the preservative-free eats, which they always cook to order instead of reheating them beneath lamps or the smoldering gaze of Yosemite Sam.
With over 30 flavors of wings, Hurricane Grill and Wings can satisfy any and all taste buds. The setting is a relaxed beach atmosphere, where a hearty slew of appetizers, entrées and sides expand the offerings well beyond the wings. Further tropical touches invade the menu in the form of stone crab dip, grilled mahi-mahi, fried shrimp and grouper tacos, though most folks opt for mix-and-match plates that include wings and plenty of dipping sauces. A run of available hot sauces helps to liven up the menu, including a hurricane and roasted garlic inferno version sure to make a few eyes water.
Selva's Cake Designers helps customers celebrate wedding feasts, quincea?eras, baby showers, and other landmarks with handmade cakes and cupcakes. Layers of sweet buttercream frosting cover traditional multitiered wedding cakes or sculpted fondant creations such as an edible guitar, flowers, and tequila bottles. The skilled confectioners and bakers at Selva's work hard to make their clients' dreams come true, even if those dreams involve devouring a cake meant for 20 people all by yourself.
If you are craving a meal at a New York deli but want to avoid the airfare, Miami’s Broadway Bagels is the place to go for a bite. You’ll find all the expected classics at this family-owned establishment, from traditional New York style bagels to overstuffed deli sandwiches – turkey, brisket, corn beef, roast beef and pastrami. The menu also includes all the expected sides, like knishes, matzoh ball soup, chicken noodle soup and potato latkes. Broadway Bagels is only open for breakfast and lunch, so plan to swing by the simple deli space early for a bite to eat. New York memorabilia lines the walls inside and make for fun gawking while you wait for your food; just make sure to ask for a to go container, as portions are generous.
Ali's Sweet Treats bakes and decorates photo-emblazoned cookies customizable for any occasion. After customers send one high-resolution photo file via email or holographic carrier pigeon, Ali's army of confectionary connoisseurs turn the image into edibles baked with real vanilla and pure butter with no trans fat. Choose to overlay a baby photo, hand-drawn design, or mug shot of Cookie Monster onto 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch round cookies, or 3.5-inch rectangular cookies. Each order is then packaged in a clear cellophane bag and tied with a colorful satin ribbon. Any design can be cropped to the customer's specification, and patrons may choose to add up to three wise words of wisdom to the design for no additional cost.
Devon Seafood and Steak House is a chic but casual neighborhood restaurant, offering a variety of surf and turf specialties inside a yawning almost 300-seat space. Guests are invited to take a seat at the honey-toned butcher-block tables or fall into saddle-brown leather banquettes, noshing on warm biscuits as a filling appetizer. Of course, the main stars inside this chic space are the entrées, particularly those of the ocean-going variety. Lobster rolls and a dominating lobster Cobb salad make for perfectly decadent options, while seared steaks appeal to landlocked eaters. With locations across the United States, this Sherri Lane outpost sets itself apart thanks to its extensive menus and kitchen creativity. Guests can dine in for upscaled dinners, weekend lunches, brunches or private parties, while a bar provides snacks and cocktails. Gluten-free and vegetarians can also eat well at Devon’s, and the staff is happy to accommodate nearly any desire.