Both a sports bar and a tantalizing pizzeria, Boston’s slices up 18 varieties of fresh gourmet pizza while diners keep one to three eyes on the Coyotes or Cardinals game. Boston's menu boasts hand-pressed pizzas made from scratch ($6.89+), with whole-wheat and gluten-free options available, as well as toppings such as poblano peppers, pineapples, and diced pepperoni. While chomping on the piquant jambalaya fettuccini ($14.99) or the feta-cheese-topped fish tacos ($9.49), satiated diners can feel free to cheer on their favorite football, baseball, or underwater-cricket team playing on one of Boston's multiple flat-screen TVs.
In the early 1950s, it seemed that everyone was gazing toward the western horizon, waiting for a cowboy to appear. While Hollywood stars filmed classic Westerns such as High Noon and Broken Arrow, real cowboys wrangled cattle in Sonoita, Arizona. It was hard work, and the herdsmen grew hungry quickly. Their growling stomachs sparked an idea in the mind of a local shopkeeper: Why not add a restaurant to the general store? Before long, grills were blazing beneath a covered patio, dubbed The Steak Out Restaurant & Saloon. Since then, the eatery has grown into two dining rooms in two towns, where guests flock for mesquite-grilled beef and cold, refreshing beers. Six types of steak, including 16-ounce rib eyes and 32-ounce porterhouses, are cut and seasoned in-house, then plated with a helping of cowboy beans and a choice of potato or coleslaw. Barbecue, another specialty, is available in beef, pork, chicken, or salmon form. Chandeliers made of wagon wheels swathe the dining room in a campfire-inspired glow. Here, guests can kick back in studded leather chairs as they admire wood-framed art and decorative cattle skulls. Private dining areas welcome events of all kinds, from business meetings to birthday parties to horseback limbo tournaments. On the patio, diners can sip margaritas as they watch the sun set into a 10,000-gallon hat.
Characterized by its simplicity and uncanny resemblance to Sophia Loren, Neapolitan pizza is made with the freshest and healthiest ingredients—including ripe tomato sauces, homemade mozzarella cheese, and your choice of high-quality toppings—and then baked in a wood-fired brick oven and served crispy and piping hot. Vero Amore is one of the few VPN-certified establishments to serve the authentic Neapolitan pie, owing to super-owner brothers Aric and Joshua Mussman’s training at the world-renowned Verace Pizza Napoletana academy in Naples in 2006. Keep it simple with the classic margherita pizza ($9.50–$10), sample a smokier savory with the pizza anima with andouille sausage ($11–$12), or dine with a Medici's opulence and order the pizza lussuria's mélange of genoa salami, garlic, and crushed red peppers ($10.50–$11). Vero Amore's menu also offers a variety of Italian appetizers and entrees. The prosciutto caprese salad ($9.50–$10) and steamed clams in a garlic white-wine sauce ($13) are sure to delight pizza cynics and college freshmen alike. Finish off your Tour de Naples with homemade panna cotta ($5.50) or a chocolate-chip cookie baked in the brick oven and served with ice cream (both $5.50).