At CheeZies Pizza, a smorgasbord of Italian and American eats brings smiles to faces and satisfaction to appetites with freshly made pizzas, calzones, and hot sandwiches. Each pie arrives topped with a bubbly layer of 100% mozzarella cheese?no processed cheese food or melted plastics here?and crowned with toppings such as pepperoni, canadian bacon, chicken, and pineapple. Guests garnish pizza feasts with sides of zesty chicken wings or chewy breadsticks fresh from the oven before digging into desserts of cinnamon bread and chocolate-chip cookie cake.
An awning striped like the Italian flag hangs over the entrance to Giorgio?s Pizza, welcoming visitors into a casual interior with a red-checkered floor and the aroma of toasty dough. For more than 20 years, the eatery's pizza wizards have been tossing New York?style crusts and coating them with generous layers of sauce, cheese, and toppings of mushrooms, sausage, or black olives. Gooey calzones boast all the flavor perks of pizza but in pocket-form, perfect for on-the-go meals or for adding extra cushioning to a baby's stroller.
Colorful art masterpieces brighten the walls of The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room as diners enjoy a vast selection of wines by the glass and dip french-bread croutons into pots of rich cheese fondue. Other French-influenced entrees emerge from the kitchen in the form of seared shrimp wrapped in prosciutto, filet mignon au Povaire, and gourmet Kobe beef burgers served in berets. Guests can pair meals with their choice from 48 international wines stored in a self-serve Enomatics unit. This Italian-made technology stores a variety of bottles that can be dispensed in 1.5-, 3-, or 6-ounce pours at the perfect temperature through the use of a microchip card. The eatery's marble-topped bar stretches across an exposed-brick wall beneath sparkling glass light fixtures, which cast rays across vibrant blooms and linens tinted black and white like an old-timey TV broadcast.
Harrigan's appeases antsy appetites with a variety of hearty fare, including hunger-busting burgers, satiating steaks, and face-friendly seafood. Bacon-wrapped shrimp injected with cream cheese and spicy jalapeños ($10.99) kicks off the varied menu, and a bowl of brandy-flavored french onion soup covered in melty cheese smothers the edge of any appetite ($5.99). The burger list includes 8-ounce patties topped with delectable garnishes such as guacamole ($9.49), bacon and cheese ($9.99), and green chilis ($9.49), and steak specialties do away with the buns for a carb-dodging delight. The tenderloin brochette consists of tender medallions served alongside grilled bacon-wrapped shrimp and seasonal vegetables ($19.99), and the meaty Alaskan halibut ($18.99) accommodates seafaring stomachs with ease.
Operating under the mantra Flavor Your Life, Bahama Buck's sends its patrons on a tropical holiday with every sip of its gourmet drinks. Island-inspired decor outfits each Bahama Buck's location, and the business's approach to flavor as an art form—with more than 90 flavors of shaved ice—carries over to its smoothies, which send creamy concoctions climbing through straws to rouse tasters with the zest of fresh fruit and juices. Hawaii's Kona coffee beans are used for Island House coffees, and island specialties, such as 100% natural juices, provide an afternoon pick-me-up without the pressure of negotiating with the intimidating children in charge of neighborhood lemonade stands.