Roux's creative chefs tantalize palates with a menu of reenvisioned regional cuisine. Like an android replica of William Faulkner, the bill of fare tastefully revamps beloved southern classics, satisfying appetites with appetizers of crispy fried oysters and okra ($10) or entrees of BBQ smoked chicken with braised collard greens and coca-cola BBQ sauce ($17). Summer hearts of romaine salads feature focaccia croutons, crispy capers, and parmesan dressing ($7.50). Guests can cap off feasts with dulcet desserts, such as warm peach cobbler ($6), which gets a velvety karate chop from milk and honey ice cream.
What sets the Hungry Howie’s menu apart from other pizza parlors, other than its complete lack of profanity, is the eight flavored-crust options that inject life into the formerly discarded pizza part. If you’re allergic to life, inject butter, onion, butter cheese, ranch, Cajun spices, garlic herb, or sesame instead. Keep thinking outside the pizza box by loading your flavorful crust with specialty pizza innards, such as the Howie Maui, packed with ham, smoked bacon, and pineapple ($13.85 for medium), and the Meat Eaters, with pepperoni, ground beef, Italian sausage, and ham ($13.85 for medium). DIY diners, on the other hand, can opt for a medium 12-inch pizza for $9.45 and add their own toppings for an additional $1.25 each. Howie's also serves up tasty wings (10 for $6.99), salads (try a small Greek for $5.99), calzone-style subs ($7.35), and Howie bread, which comes in buttered garlic ($3.99/large) and three cheese ($5.29/large).
Gail’s Down the Street Cafe triggers palate nostalgia six days a week with an ever-changing line up of four distinct, piping-hot lunch specials served with a multitude of Southern-style sides. Meaty entrees include such down-home staples as a juicy fried pork chop and a succulent hamburger steak smothered in a small lake of gravy and onions. Diners can pair their choice of entree with three fresh and filling vegetable sides ($8). A rotating smorgasbord of vegetables includes homemade coleslaw, cream-style corn, squash casserole, and thickly sliced tomatoes—all of which can be matched up in a plated quadrangle ($7). Seafaring mouths can set hook the grilled salmon or fried catfish fillet and reel in the navy beans before heading out to a scheduled debate with a wall-mounted bass. Bathe in the battered glory of specialty fried green tomatoes, or indulge sweet teeth with strawberry shortcake, banana pudding, and other decadent desserts ($2.50 each).
Stevi B's tosses a non-stop menu of pizza crafted with homemade dough, fresh vegetables, and 100 percent real cheese. Duos and groups of youthful malformed fighting turtles can burden platters with pre-fab classics such as the barbecue or hawaiian pizzas, or order custom creations delivered tableside. Patrons can strike out for uncharted gustatory territory with specialty pizzas, such as the loaded baked potato—monterey jack and cheddar cheese blanketing bacon and baked-potato slices—or the mac 'n' cheese pizza. After playing hacky-sack with the chicken fajita and cheeseburger incarnations, diners can go green at the salad bar, or reward sweet teeth with chocolate-bavarian or apple-crisp pie, infused with brown sugar and cinnamon, and dressed in streusel and white icing.