K. LaMay's Steamed Cheeseburgers charms taste buds with trademark patties, which have garnered a Best Burger ranking from the Record-Journal in 2009, 2010, and 2011 in addition to hearty press coverage. Slices of sharp cheddar cheese migrate from Wisconsin to roost atop beef slabs fresh from the steamers, creating single ($4.50) or double ($6.50) steamed cheeseburgers engineered by vapor king Kevin LaMay and his jovial staff. Diners can veer jaws and dexterous elbows away from the joint's namesake to nosh on a steak sandwich ($4.99) or a dozen chicken nuggets ($3) and repose their meaty treats on crispy beds of fries or onion rings ($2.50). Patrons can prompt bubbly abdominal sensations with sips of locally made Foxon Park sodas ($1.50), which perch in a cooler alongside hunks of the signature cheese available for purchase.
Originally hailing from Trelawny, Jamaica, the friendly gourmands at JerkFish whip up well-prepared Jamaican dishes synthesized from fresh ingredients each day, providing diners with authentic, down-home cooking in a casual, comfortable environment. A wide array of piquant dishes pepper the expansive menu with a host of island flavors not limited to Kraken. Spice up your stamp-licker with zesty starters like the jerk wings ($5.95 for seven wings, $9.95 for 14 wings), before proceeding to belt-chafing plates like the tasty oxtail ($7 small, $9 medium, $11 large) or well-behaved curry chicken ($5.50 small, $7.50 large, $9.50 large). Leaf lovers may wish to dig into a pile of veggie-friendly selections such as the plantains ($1.50 small, $3 large) or vegetable patties ($1.75 each), while digestive shepherds can usher a herd of curried goat down their gullets ($7 small, $9 medium, $11 large).
This upscale eatery dishes out a unique menu of sandwiches, crêpes, salads, and sweets. Roll out of bed and onto the French Riviera with the Parisien, a ham-and-swiss crêpe concoction topped with a sunny-side-up egg ($5.50). At lunchtime, the grown-up grilled cheese ($6.75) graduates to the head of its culinary class when paired with the soup du jour ($3.50/cup, $4.75/bowl), and craftier sandwich-stuffers can build their own handheld marvels using a toolbox of between-the-bread fixin's ($6.95). Cool munching mouths with cups of Gelato Giuliana and watch this frozen superhero spring into action, satisfying sweet cravings and melting all over the tongues of injustice.
Sweet Harmony Café & Bakery keeps locals full with a menu of homemade offerings that warm hearts via easily accessible stomach ducts. Regulate tongue temperature with hot soups and cold salads, such as the Sweet Harmony salad topped with goat cheese, dried cranberries, and honey-roasted pecans ($9.95). Tasty invaders hurdle mandibular moats in the form of house specialties, such as the homemade mac & cheese ($8.95) or chicken bruschetta ($9.95), and egg eaters storm edible embankments with an oven-baked slice of the quiche of the day ($8.95). Treat sweet teeth to a plethora of palate-pleasing pastries, such as slices of strawberry shortcake ($6.95), extra-large cookies ($2.50), and special daily desserts. On the third Saturday of each month, early risers can enjoy special breakfast items to kick off weekend activities.
The brilliant baristas at Klekolo pour steaming cups of joe and craft specialty drinks in their funky Court Street location. Using beans from a variety of roasters—most of them organic and free trade—the staff brews each cup ($1.30–$2.25) from the drip bar. Expertly made espresso ($1.25) steams in tiny mugs stolen from caffeinated elves, and specialty drinks such as the Witches' Brew transfix taste buds with a spell of caramel, hazelnut, chocolate, and espresso. Combat severe cases of indecision by filling tankards with smooshies ($5.75), a combination smoothie-slushie that dallies in fruit flavors as well as java incarnations. The pastry case houses a rotating selection of scrumptious sweets ($1.80–$4.95); recent offerings have included rich turtle-cheesecake bars and flaky lemon danish. While sipping from mugs, patrons can gaze at the local artwork dotting the richly hued purple walls, use free WiFi to email lonely houseplants, or admire the 10 cents they saved by bringing in their own bean-juice receptacles.