Beauty and the Beast. Black Dragon. Dancing Eel. They're just a few of the specialty sushi rolls at Kimono Japanese Restaurant & Sushi. Along with an inventive sushi selection, the chefs make hibachi and teriyaki dinners, with a choice of shrimp, steak, chicken, or other meats paired with veggies and rice.
In the kitchen at Mario’s Pizza, chefs heap cheese, steak, and sun-dried tomatoes onto oversize New York–style and sicilian pizza crusts. A white pizza covered in ricotta cheese, fresh garlic, and mozzarella reminds taste buds of eating a delicious snowman, and comes in sizes ranging from 10 inches to as large as 19 inches. Baked pasta and sandwiches, such as a philly steak or veal parmigiana, round out the menu.
At Big Shotz Tavern, chefs celebrate American comfort food with a vast menu of pizzas, burgers, and barbecue. They season and marinate chicken wings in homemade rubs, and whip up sauces and dips from scratch.
A bustling, lively atmosphere prevails in the spacious dining room. Big-screen TVs hover above the wraparound bar, and, in the warmer months, musicians serenade adorable diners with spinach in their teeth on the outdoor brick patio. The restaurant also hosts a weekly trivia night.
Bambino Brothers Pizza serves New York–style pies crafted from hand-tossed dough and made-from-scratch sauce. Wardrobe your thin-crusted creation in two toppings of your choice, selecting from classic accoutrements such as pepperoni, sausage, green olives, tomatoes, ham, mushrooms, spinach, feta, fresh garlic, and more. Double up on tasty protein such as salami and Canadian bacon if you need a pick-me-up after watching your favorite star get the ballroom-dancing boot, or place a pie with two veggie toppers on an open windowsill if you want to woo a brontosaurus. Round out your already circular repast by adding an appetizer of hot wings ($6.95 for 10), a specialty salad ($5–$6.95), sub sandwich ($5.95 for an 8"), or hot Italian dinner to your order.
Uncle Bucks serves up casual Southern fare and American classics beneath motorcycle-laden décor. Menu entrees playfully dubbed “Hoofs, Feathers, and Fins” include tender cuts of beef, chicken, and genetic ancestors of the ichthyosaur. Chefs slice up the hand-cut rib eye ($18.99) to order before sizzling them over an open flame in a blackend, Cajun, or steak seasoning. Guests can satiate seafood hankerings and deeper understandings of Jules Verne literature with the tilapia fillet ($11.99) grilled to succulence in the confines of an iron skillet. More than 20 burgers creatively reinvent the frontiers of hand-held eats with preparations such as the Smokin’ Stogie wrap, which rolls up smoked sausage, grilled chicken, bacon, and jalapeños ($7.99).
Emerywood serves gourmet soup, salad, and entrees for dinner. Preheat your evening appetite with Cajun shrimp and crawfish cakes, served over greens with sweet-chili remoulade ($8.95), or the veggie quesadilla, with black beans, corn, roasted veggies & cheddar cheese, served on a flour tortilla ($6.50). To fill your appetite bucket to the brim, try a Big Daddy's pizza, which packs pepperoni, chicken, Italian sausage, jalapeños, onions, mushrooms, olives, and tomatoes onto a mozzarella-slathered crust ($12.95). Elegant entrees include shrimp and organic grits (with veggies, andouille, and a white-wine sauce, $17.95), Emerywood Lump Crab Cakes with sweet basil aioli and garlic mashed potatoes, pan-seared pork chop ($17.95), and cedar-plank salmon with fresh dill orzo ($18.95).