Fresh meat from Morris Grassfed Beef, dairy products from Claravale Farm, and produce from Farm Fresh come together for executive chef and Organicopia owner Molly Holbrook’s all-natural recipes. She and her kitchen staff compile every meal from scratch, using seasonal ingredients and calibrating meals to clients’ allergies, dietary restrictions, and preferences for foods that begin with the letter Z. The team can craft full weeks of prepared meals and deliver them to customers’ doorsteps or devise one-time menus for catered events such as dinner parties and backyard celebrations. Molly also uses her expertise to analyze the nutritional value of her clients’ diets and help them manage their weight with tailored meal plans and cooking lessons.
Vesuvio's Restaurant and Pizzeria first opened its doors in 1956, introducing Americans in the area to the Italian take on pizza pie, crafted in a wood-fired oven. Today, the same family bakes their pizzas in the same oven, pairing them with pasta dishes, veal entrees, and classic grinder sandwiches. They top tables with their dishes in a rustic dining room featuring murals of the Italian countryside, painted by local artist Greg Martin.
Inside White Elephant Restaurant, wood floors and light-beige walls convey a simple elegance befitting of its wide-reaching menu of Thai favorites. To prevent the eatery's tables from levitating, White Elephant's servers anchor them with hefty plates of pan-fried rice noodles with calamari, pad thai, and garlic-lover's tofu with sautéed garlic, black pepper, and thai seasoning. The menu also unfurls a long line of specialty sushi rolls that bundle up delicious sea fruits such as tempura shrimp, spicy crab, and yellowtail.
A haven of eco-friendly hospitality, Vegetarian House stocks its menu of international vegan treats with organic ingredients and powers its cuisine machines with rooftop solar panels. Quinoa sushi tiptoes to the table with avocado, mushroom, pickle, and cream sauce wrapped in seaweed like a mermaid Special Ops agent ($9.95). The spicy cha cha showcases yam flour crescents crumbled and seasoned with spices, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, and chili ($12.95), and the seared soy protein of the Pesto Divine lounges in walnut and cilantro on a french baguette ($10.95). Meat-free fiends can savor the Jolly burger, a breaded soy patty with mushrooms, tomato, and pickles attended by seasoned potato wedges ($10.95) or let their tongues play tourist with a Playskool-brand passport and a bowl of singapore curry mi fun, thin rice noodles stir-fried with fried tofu, bean sprouts, and napa cabbage in madras curry ($8.95).
Tony Soprano's prepares each dish to order, using fresh ingredients and original recipes to fashion a massive array of casual Italian-American and grill fare. Start out with a tray of fries topped with garlic or cheddar-cheese sauce ($3.50) and mild, hot, or barbecue chicken wings ($7.95 for a dozen). Specialty pizzas include the chicken pesto veggie pizza ($18.95 for a 14" medium) and the mighty combination pizza, crowned with a panoply of savory meats as well as onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and olives ($19.95 for a 16" large). Small cheese pizzas can be delicately folded or crammed into gaping mouthholes ($10.95), while a large calzone with two toppings provides potently portable fare for freestyle walkers and acrobats ($12.95). Tony's also offers salads, pastas, and hamburgers, as well as barbecue on Thursdays and Fridays. Soak up beverages via your mouth hose with an Arizona ice tea ($0.99) or a can ($1) or two-liter ($3.50) of soda. Tony Soprano's is closed Sundays.
Morocco's Restaurant's chefs and owners have created a menu that embraces more than 200 years of Morocco's multicultural history. Boasting influences from across the Mediterranean Coast, the chefs craft dishes with flavors from countries as far away as India. Appetizers such as shrimp pil-pil or Moroccan-spiced roasted peppers simmer in zesty sauces, and entrees such as chicken kebabs, lamb and vegetable cous cous, and fresh fish filet all come covered in cilantro with sides of jasmine rice and vegetables.
However, food isn't the only tradition they brought from Morocco. The calendar of events features nightly live Moroccan music and belly dancing throughout the restaurant, and live acoustic guitar plays while servers freely pour the house sangria. Even blues music finds its place in the restaurant, with most songs inspired by a singer who dropped his kebab on the floor.