Inside HoneyBaked Ham, chefs uphold the same traditions that Harry J. Hoenselaar created more than 40 years ago. Back then, he chose individual hams, cured them in his secret marinade, and smoked them over hardwood chips before offsetting the earthy flavor with a crisp, sweet glaze. To this day, the staff makes the signature bone-in hams one at a time and glazes them in the shop.
To go with the meats, the kitchen whips up classic side dishes and desserts, such as the sweet-potato souffl?. For less formal feasting, party trays and packed lunch boxes fuel business meetings, backyard grad parties, and lengthy end-zone celebrations.
There's always a flurry of action behind the counter at Cr?pes C?lestes. That's because the chefs don't hide behind kitchen doors. Rather, they showcase their crepe-flipping, sauce-spreading, and egg-cracking skills directly in front of customers. They create a range of internationally inspired crepes, whether it's a simple version with cane sugar, butter, and lemon juice or a decadent dessert layered with Nutella, coconut, bananas, and a splash of Bailey's. For a special treat, they can even add scoops of ice cream that melt over the still-warm batter.
They don't just fill their crepes with sweet ingredients, however. They also create a full roster of savory crepes influenced by different world cuisines, from saut?ed vegetables in a spicy chipotle sauce to pesto chicken with red peppers. But whether they're whipping up a sweet or savory concoction, the chefs customize the batter with gluten-free flour on weekends to accommodate food allergies. Additionally, gluten-free macarons are available daily in a variety of flavors.
Biryani, a popular rice-based dish, was believed to have been invented in the kitchens of Indian royalty. Its high-end pedigree still makes it a popular wedding-feast dish. With its five types of biryani—in addition to the other Indian classics on its menu—Persis Indian Grill helps diners make everyday meals feel a little more special.
Guests can dig into a biryani's flavorful basmati rice mixed with goat or chicken that has been seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices and garnished with egg, onion, and lemon. Vegetarians can opt for vegetable biryani or boiled-egg biryani. These house specialty dishes are served with pepper gravy and cooling yogurt raita, which negates the desire to soothe spice-covered tongues by licking a metal pole in sub-zero temperatures.
Chic contemporary surroundings, dozens of fine wines, and thick cuts of prime choice beef?KC Prime sets the stage for an upscale dining experience. But the restaurant goes beyond steak. Whether diners visit the New Jersey or Warrington location, they can delight in a dinner of sesame-crusted ahi tuna, tender baby back ribs, crab-cake sandwiches, or Scottish salmon with mustard spaetzle. But the main event, of course, is the beef?filet mignon with bourbon sweet-potato mash, succulent prime rib with wasabi mashed potatoes, and a hefty chunk of porterhouse drizzled with a peppercorn steak sauce.
The 1700s-era Bill's Olde Tavern is aptly named. It was built so long ago that there's a rumor George Washington and his troops passed by it on their way to battle. Almost 300 years later, vintage black-and-white pictures decorate the cozy interior, but there's nothing old about the menu. Fresh, modern meals, such as a griddle-cooked brisket burgers with tangy kale slaw, complement a novella-length beer menu. Pours run the gamut from Bud Light to funky craft brews, such as Weverbacher's Blithering Idiot, a deep-copper barley wine.
Welcoming guests with an ornate entryway with a curlicue chandelier and bright orange walls is just one way Shahi Palace treats its guests like royalty. The ambiance continues into the dining room, with gold walls, red accents, and matching carpeting. Whether diners are in the banquet room celebrating a wedding, a birthday, or the beginning of National Adopt a Cat Month, or even if they're there to enjoy the weekend brunch buffet, they can break rounds of naan over Indian and Pakistani dishes that are 100% halal.