Making pizza requires a pretty standard order: dough, sauce, cheese, toppings, bake. But for The Infielder, the signature 16-inch pizza at The Infield Pizzeria & Sports Bar, cooks scramble up the process. After shaping a hunk of hand-tossed dough into a square, they add toppings and mozzarella cheese before baking the pie. Once the pizza is out of the oven, the culinary team adds sauce and sprinkles of pecorino romano cheese.
The rest of the menu fulfills more traditional pizzeria expectations, from honey barbecue chicken pies to meatball parmesan subs with half a pound of meat. An extensive beer and wine selection can compelment each feast, as do five 50-inch televisions broadcasting the latest games. For kids, pre- and post-meal entertainment includes an in-house arcade, made-to-order cotton candy, and a bounce house every Wednesday.
At Back Alley Bistro, breakfast begins in the early morning and doesn't end until well past noon. Skilled chefs bustle about the kitchen, sizzling up housemade corned-beef hash, battering french toast, and topping buttermilk waffles with fresh fruit, nuts, and chocolate chips. But the versatile chefs don't limit themselves to breakfast food—come lunchtime, they add juicy Prime Angus burgers and crispy subs to their repertoire. While they enjoy their repast, diners perch at tabletops in the sunny dining room, sipping old-fashioned Coca-Cola and freshly squeezed lemonade.
The Top of the Reef plunges diners into dual menus of water-borne dinners and afternoon repasts. Dinner starters, such as the freshly shucked oysters ($7.95–$9.95) or the deep-fried calamari ($5.95), prepare diners to delve further into undersea fare from the dinner menu. The grilled or blackened salmon fillet ($15.95) and deviled crab crakes ($12.95) provide a protein alternative to eating land-dwelling fish, while the broiled twin lobster tails (market price) impress guests by finishing each other's sentences. Lunch options include Cajun fried shrimp ($6.95), fingerling catfish ($6.75), and fried clam strips ($6.25).
Exercise detective skills and untested telepathic abilities at the two-hour murder-mystery dinner, an evening of mock murder and faux fatalities unfolding over a three-course meal from Tutto Bene. In between an introductory salad and a cannoli epilogue, guests can nosh on their choice of Tutto Bene's famous lasagna, fettuccini alfredo, or pene vodka pasta. As mouths occupy themselves, the comic mystery begins with a murder, with a detective arriving on the scene to locate the perpetrator in the audience. Work with tablemates to clear your good name, slyly sleuthing and sorting out clues while sketching out blueprints for a deer-stalker hat with integrated deer radar.
A massive big-screen television casts a festive glow across Wing City’s dining room. Pitchers of beer slosh atop tables next to sizzling plates of finger food, including wings doused in 20 types of sauce. Specialty sandwiches, such as classic burgers and philly cheesesteaks, provide filling meals or tasty footballs in case patrons are inspired to go long.
Shake's delights sweet teeth with its gourmet frozen custard—a creamier, smoother, and preservative-free alternative to ice cream—as well as a bevy of desserts and drinks. The frost-coated menu features traditional custard flavors and mountains of toppings prepared to pile themselves into a cup, cone ($1.54–$2.62), or sundae ($3.97–$4.44). Scale the butterscotch-drizzled circumference of the Heavenly Angel, swathed in Heath bar chunks and crowned with a cherry ($4.44), or sample the Pink Poodle, a fruity fountain of pineapple, strawberry, and banana ($4.44). Custard connoisseurs looking to mix up their velvety-smooth routine can scoop up one of the shop's Concretes ($3.04–$4.91), a blended confection of custard plus candy, cookie dough, or nuts whipped in a tornado-simulation machine before being used to pave half of the city's sidewalks. To celebrate events of greater importance, such as birthdays or yesterdays, choose one of the four styles of custard-infused cakes ($19.99–$24.99).