Much like its siblings Thai Kitchens 1 and 2, Thai Kitchen 3 can be identified by the distinctive aroma of sizzling garlic and fresh basil that wafts out through its door. In the kitchen, chefs fold fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables into savory curries, nutty noodle dishes, and fiery stir-fries. All meals are made by adhering to time-honored traditional Thai recipes, which favor spicy chili peppers, creamy coconut milk, and tangy ginger root. Servers bring plates of noodles and bowls of soup into the dining room, where guests await their meals as they sip on Thai iced coffee in cushy booths amid warm red and yellow walls. Other diners sit perched on tall red bar stools as they order a cocktail or demonstrate how many times they can twirl around in a circle without even getting dizzy.
At Morning Glory Farm Fresh Cafe, Chef Jules and her kitchen staff reach for local and organic ingredients as they assemble farm-to-table fare that changes with the seasons. When the windowed dining room is flooded with sunlight, the staff whips together gluten-free blueberry pancakes, cracks organic eggs for hearty omelets, and makes soysage from scratch. Later in the day, amid occasional live-music acts on the outdoor patio, they serve a mix of American favorites including meatloaf with mashed potatoes, as well as new takes on classic dishes such as the Sloppy Jules, a mix of tofu, tempeh, and cheese toast. Natural sweeteners pour into a rotating selection of desserts, and Solar Roast coffee fills cups, as do wine, beer, and bottomless mimosas at brunch.
Baby back ribs; hand-cut fries and hand-battered onion rings; pork slow-cooked for ten hours. This is just a taste of the ways the grub at Miller's Grille exceeds your typical pub fare. Far from the greasy, once-frozen food, this eatery takes its cuisine seriously. The barbecue sauce is made according to an original recipe, the veggies are fresh, and 95% of everything that comes from the kitchen is made from scratch. That includes some menu items such as fish and chips, brie and bacon burgers, and grilled salmon. Everything washes down easily with a pint or pour from the drink list, which not only includes brews, but also martinis, margaritas, mojitos, signature house cocktails, and wine. Miller's Grille also offers a private event room that can hold up to 100 people at a time.
The coffee is flavored with applewood, cherrywood, and mesquite wood smoke. The co-owner Beka lives for the element of water. But the name of Stone Brewed Coffee Company derives from an even more primordial source—family. Founder Stoney Vance was named after his grandpa Harve Stone, who lived the cowboy life in the Wind River mountains. He liked the hard life on the range, and fueled himself with hot coffee brewed right over his campfire. Stoney stays true to his grandpa's ideals, specializing in plain old black coffee flavored with smoke, and promises that it will never cost more than two quarters a cup. Besides those piping hot mugs, customers can fill up on classic cowboy food such as brisket po' boys, barbecue platters, and chili served in bread bowls.
Udon Kaisha's chefs prepare traditional noodle dishes that have been an everyday staple of Japanese life since 206 BC. Spicy morsels of pork, peppers, shrimp, and tofu mingle with udon noodles in salty broths or nestle inside knots of ramen noodles in tangy, sweet soup bases. Authentic yakitori skewers and mussel appetizers prime stomachs for the meal ahead, and dishes of deep-fried bananas and green-tea ice cream silence the final echoes of rumbling bellies. The chefs also prepare servings of grilled salmon and teriyaki beef and fashion flavorful sushi rolls for those with allergies to heat.
Hanna's prepares lunch and breakfast favorites, combining simple flavors, classic recipes, and gourmet twists to make menu items stand out. Pop in early for the french toast, topped with house-blended cinnamon-almond syrup ($4.95), or sink lunchtime choppers into the jersey turkey sandwich, which pairs house-roasted turkey with wasabi slaw ($7.95). Foodies can fork up the roasted chicken salad tossed with baby greens ($8.95), chow down on the traditional Italian meatballs—pork and beef hand-rolled into meaty spheres ($7.95 for 6)—or lap up a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup ($6.50) before the people next to you realize that you're eating their soup.