TVs in every cardinal direction, a projector for the big game, drink specials, wings, and burgers?Rival's Sports Bar & Pizza easily hits all the notes of a lively neighborhood sports bar. But then there are the flourishes that set it apart, such as the piping hot New England?style pan pizzas, which are tradition in the 20-year-old family spot. The dough is made in-house daily, the cheese is fresh, and the pies are loaded with enough veggies and meats to upend the food pyramid. But the menu is vast, and also includes calzones, gyros sandwiches, and smothered steak tip dinners. The atmosphere is jovial and not only for the food; football season is especially raucous, as TVs broadcast the big game and drink specials help keep even the most mundane umpire discussion interesting.
Most of the meals served at Niki's Rainbow Restaurant are rooted in Greek and Lebanese flavors, with a wealth of options for vegetarians and vegans as well as those on a strict gyros diet. Cooks grill shrimp kebabs, crown burgers with feta, and simmer eggplant, zucchini, garbanzo beans, artichoke hearts, onions, and tomatoes to make a vegan mediterranean stew. The inspiration behind the menu is echoed in decor, with a mural of iconic Grecian architecture spanning an entire wall.
More American-style options include a range of deli sandwiches, prime rib, and breakfast plates of blueberry pancakes and western omelets. Visitors can also sip mixed drinks or stop by for events such as wine tastings and belly-dancing on Friday nights.
Target Portrait Studios are operated by professional photographers who aim to help you capture special moments. Target's studios can be decorated for most any type of shoot, whether you're celebrating a mom-to-be, a graduation, or an upcoming holiday. Subjects also have the opportunity to choose their own backdrops or props, and they can even bring in their favorite toy or invisible friend. The customization doesn't end with the shoot, though?digital files can be personalized with borders, designs, and quotes and then printed in a variety of sizes.
Free samples are something you might expect when stopping by an ice-cream parlor or a farmer's market. But at Bubba's Backyard BBQ, a locally owned eatery with antlers mounted to its walls, diners are surprised?and often delighted?when servers offer them samples of smoked meats and soul-food sides. After whetting their palates with these savory nibbles, diners can order pulled pork sandwiches or baskets of tender baby back ribs, pairing the meats with dollops of housemade barbecue sauce. The restaurant's owner is also known for her desserts such as the rocky road pudding or the peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
At Chellee's Deli, each bite is a treat. The toasted hoagies, kaiser rolls, and rye bread have a hearty crunch, which contrasts with tender grilled chicken, roast beef, and turkey. Staff top deli meats with a choice of fixings including cheese, vegetables, and homemade dressings. The menu also includes breakfast options such as eggs with sausage, as well as daytime sandwich classics such as reubens and cheesesteaks. But not everything they serve comes between two pieces of bread?baked goods and desserts are on-hand to satisfy sweet teeth better than a retainer molded from cotton candy.
After Chef Abramo left his native Cairo to learn the ropes as an Italian cook, he preserved his family's recipes and passed them on to his own children. After two decades working in Italian kitchens, he now serves as the head chef at Alexandria Mediterranean Grill, where he and his children prepare traditional Egyptian dishes of lamb and hummus alongside some Italian favorites. Herb-filled dolmades and tahini-drizzled falafel transport diners to the Mediterranean more smoothly than a roller coaster that travels through the earth's crust.