Mildred's Corner Cafe welcomes regulars and new customers alike into a world of quaint Americana, piping-hot pots of coffee, and hearty feasts of homestyle breakfast food. The café’s decor charms first-time visitors with its chrome-lined barstools, chessboard floor, and walls covered in photographs of Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, and other 1940s glamour girls. A cozy seating arrangement invites guests to settle in at a table or share laughs with old buddies and newfound friends at the diner counter. After ordering from the menu of classic dishes and innovative specials, diners dig their forks into pumpkin-infused pancakes, huevos rancheros, or southwest eggs benedict, which seats poached eggs and grilled chorizo atop a bed of crispy home fries sauteed with cactus. The beverage menu boasts 25 different flavors of loose-leaf tea and 16-ounce mugs of fresh coffee.
After their meal, patrons can stroll next door to the Old Soul Gift Shop, which memorializes visits with gifts such as vintage knickknacks and kitchenware. And true to its old-fashioned ambiance, Mildred's only accepts payment in the form of cash or barbershop-quartet routines.
Firing up the griddles as early as 6 a.m., Le Petit Cafe’s chefs grill up smoked and cured bacon, flip chocolate flapjacks, and lightly brown three-egg omelets. They serve breakfast all day long till closing time at 2 p.m., but in between, lunchers can gnaw into specialty sandwiches such as roast beef with swiss cheese and russian dressing or warm up with a cup of chowder and a coffee.
Veteran executive chef, Joe Guarino of Red Rock Bistro, devised lunch, brunch, and dinner menus brimming with haute cuisine and fresh-caught seafood. Gazes wander to the restaurant's massive bay window and the expansive beachfront and picturesque skyline vistas beyond before settling on flatbread pizzas bubbling with gourmet cheeses or house-made ricotta gnocchi. Delicate sauces simmered from lemon and thyme, maple bourbon, sweet onion, and other flavors season fillets of seafood and hearty chops of steak and filet mignon. Thursday through Sunday, Red Rock celebrates life with live music, which ricochets from glasses, breaks up Super Soaker fights on the patio, and bounces out across open waters as musicians cook up the sound of blues, rock, and jazz.
The dining room of Sully C’s Bar & Grill is lined with wooden stools against the orange and red walls and sixteen high-definition televisions that glow softly with sporting events of all kinds. Diners can cheer on their teams as they sip frosty beers and dig into old-fashioned hamburgers topped with blue cheese and bacon, ham and pineapple. In addition to the hamburgers, the menu includes other noshables such as chicken parmesan and sirloin tips.
ZaZa's chef and culinary virtuoso Manrique Alvarenga's menu features a variety of regional Italian, American, and seafood cuisine. Patrons can sample specialties such as seafood risotto with lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp, bell peppers, and peas ($27) or herb-rubbed rack of lamb with au jus, butternut squash, and asparagus ($26). Follow an opener of ZaZa wings ($8) with the flavor fireworks of gemelli and sweet Italian sausage ($16) in a garlic-oil pecornio romano cheese sauce with leeks, black olives, and sun-dried tomatoes.