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The environmentally conscious chefs at Tree Hugger's Cafe unite locally sourced organic ingredients into healthy, flavorful fare that respects Mother Nature. Every dish on the eco-friendly menu comes free of hormones, pesticides, and plastic fruit, and many are also vegetarian, vegan, raw, or gluten-free. Paninis cram fillings such as grilled eggplant and homemade pesto between slices of fresh artisan bread, and burgers mash up such ingredients as organic chicken and feta or sweet potato and quinoa. Breakfast dishes include house-made granola, muffins, and mixed-berry couscous. Tree Hugger's Cafe tries to reduce its carbon footprint by using compostable containers, blowing kisses to clouds, and outfitting the café's interior in recycled decor.

55 E College St

For 35 years, Hot Dog Heaven’s grill masters have crafted a menu fit to bust with flame-licked, condiment-topped meats. All-beef hot dogs ($2.99) gussy up like cylindrical socialites in à la carte accessories, such as homemade chili sauce and onions, or don preselected medleys including The Clevelander’s cheese, kraut, slaw, and bacon (add $0.35). Juicy hamburgers ($1.99 for single; $2.99 for double) can bask in the same topping treatment as their tube-shaped brethren. Six mini corn dogs ($3.79) present an ovation-worthy opening act, often inviting backup from fresh-cut fries ($2.79 for small; $3.79 for medium) that jackknife out of canola oil into a cup of prized chili ($2.79).

493 Cleveland Ave

Cuisine Type: Italian Food, Pizzeria

Established: 2007

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Number of Tables: 11?25

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Pizza, calzones, stromboli, subs, and wings

Kid-friendly: Yes

Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Pro Tip: Go up the stairs to the double french doors to dine in.

Q&A with the Owner

What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?

Our Margherita Pie is one of our most popular specialty pizzas. We start with fresh dough and drizzle extra-virgin olive oil over the crust, then we cover it with tomato slices and fresh basil leaves, top it with our freshly grated provolone cheese, and bake it. It's very light, but hearty. The flavors meld together to give you an authentic pizza with our twist?provolone cheese.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We're very passionate about what we do. We have exclusive specialty pizzas and one-of-a-kind subs. When the weather is good, we have al fresco dining.

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

Our menu is focused around pizza. We have traditional Italian food items as well as other complementary offerings that round out our menu and provide a good selection. Our roots are in pizza, but we love everything "food," so we try to give customers our best version of what we like to eat.

103 Milan Ave