The wines come in reds, whites, glasses, and bottles. The prosciutto, which complements the wine, comes from outside the United States. And an outdoor patio means no one has to drink their wine or eat their prosciutto inside, unless they’d like to look at vino-themed artwork or keep their feet firmly planted in plush carpet. The staff cooks chicken or veal marsala, as well as a number of inventive pizzas, Italian flatbreads, and pasta smothered in ricotta, mozzarella, and parmigiana cheese or drenched in housemade marinara sauce. Bella Tuscany Ristorante Italiano has a Sunday brunch, and the staff can accommodate customers’ every need by offering delivery, catering, and carryout.
Diners having trouble deciding which risotto on Rialto Ristorante’s menu they should try need not fear nor spend hours drawing up a PowerPoint of pros and cons.That’s because the chefs here have created a risotto flight that offers a generous taste of each of their three decadent, slow-simmered rice dishes—seafood risotto, chorizo-asparagus risotto, and mushroom-ricotta risotto with truffle oil. Their menu also includes Italian and Mediterranean classics such as pastas, steaks, and pan-seared fish, in addition to pizzas, flatbreads,and shareable appetizers. Bartenders behind the red diamond bar in the center of the restaurant pour wines and an array of classy cocktails to complement the elegant eats coming out of the kitchen.
At "The Taste of West Orange" Best Fest in 2013, That One Spot won "Best Food." Not "Best Burger," "Best Fries," or "Best Use of Feta On a Monday Night." Simply "Best Food." As one can see, the gourmet burger joint has a penchant for leaving fans at a loss for words. Even the typically verbose comfort food blog Burger Beast summed up their review with a single syllable: "Wow."
The mass praise is the result of That One Spot's imaginative burger recipes. The chalk board menu is erasable for a reason: the chefs refuse to hold their imaginations back. Beef patties, which are forged from a blend of chuck, brisket, and short rib, are often paired with surprise toppings such as roast beef, coconut curry, banana cream sauce, and even Spam. Plenty of traditional burgers are always on hand though, with add-ons that include everything from pecan smoked bacon to corn-encrusted mac and cheese.
The chefs at Clarke Grub & Pub import two things from Louisiana: authentic Cajun flavors and New Orleans's inimitable energy. While diners feast on crawfish boils and shrimp-and-andouille cheddar grits, locals charge up on the stage to sing karaoke or answer trivia questions. On certain evenings, the bar even hosts motorcycle nights, which lure in hordes of bikers and a smattering of confused farmers looking to buy a hog. Bartenders sling drinks from a full bar to ensure that these events maintain a social, jovial vibe.