Crunchy strips of bacon curve around the hot dog, buried under chipotle cream sauce and a colorful array of diced peppers. The bacon-wrapped hot dog at Scorpion Grill sums up its menu as a whole, which seamlessly blends Mexican and American grub. Other dishes also showcase the fusion such as chipotle-garlic mashed potatoes and a New Orleans–style fried shrimp in a po' boy slathered with spicy cream sauce.
Portside Bar & Grill sports a delectable menu of chicken, marine cuisine, and pasta, as well as a comfy outdoor patio and full bar furnished with craft beers. Alert the taste buds of entree insurgencies with starters like breaded, boneless chicken wings ($8). The penne a la vodka, unlike chain emails from incarcerated uncles, forwards patrons a welcome stream of tasteful morsels, its pasta cooked in tomatoes, garlic basil, vodka, and cream sauce ($12.50 with chicken or shrimp). Or bet your appetite on a scrumptious plate of clams casino ($9), which come served on the half shell and adorned with crispy bacon.
Drop in for a bite and a quaff and scan the appropriate breakfast or lunch menu. Start the day with an innovative omelette such as the Down Port (lump crab, asparagus, crisp bacon, roasted red pepper, and smoked gouda served with home fries and choice of toast; $11.95), or maintain a flavor-fueled daytrip with a wrap such as the house-made chicken salad with apple, mixed greens, and tomato ($9.95) or the half-pound gorgonzola and roasted red pepper burger, with lettuce, tomato, and red onion served with fries and a salad ($10.95). Bring a special someone for a tandem plunge into the molten goodness of cheese or chocolate fondue ($25 for a couple), or bring a crowd of friendly strangers to bond over tasty tapas ($9–$12).
Long Island's Hana Japanese Restaurant dishes out sushi, teriyaki, and other Asian cuisine beneath the glow of lantern-like hanging lamps. Within the moss-green walls of the dining room, diners feast on maki rolls and sashimi feasts; exposed wooden rafters recall the restrained aesthetics of traditional Japanese architecture. Korean dishes such as bulgogi and bibimbap round out the dinner menu, and diners can cap off meals with fried or regular ice cream in flavors such as green tea or ginger.