Since 1984, the culinary team at Me Lyng Restaurant has crafted plates of traditional Chinese and Vietnamese specialties. Chinese dishes range from boneless duck stir-fried in a special sauce to classics such as stir-fried beef and veggies garnished with a small flower rather than an entire Christmas tree. On the Vietnamese end of the spectrum, chefs pair pho noodles with scallions, plum sauce, and pancakes; crepes can arrive stuffed with beef, chicken, or pork, all of which complement a sweet and tangy dipping sauce.
If the chefs at Pizza Bistro had their way, no one would ever have to choose between a bacon cheeseburger and a gooey cheese pizza ever again. Their specialty bacon cheeseburger pie combines these two delicious American staples into one mouthwatering meal, topping a fresh-baked crust with hamburger meat, bacon, and a generous sprinkling of cheddar. Prefer tacos, gyros, or philly cheesesteaks to burgers? Pizza Bistro makes pizzas out of them too, along with 11 other specialty pies. Those who like to build their own pizza can choose from toppings like ham, green peppers, french fries, and feta, plus a choice of red or white sauce. Meanwhile, those who like to eat their sandwiches the old fashioned way can order from a list of more than 25 oven-baked hoagies or bite into classic hot dogs topped with chili and cheese. Other all-American eats include nine types of French fries, 12 flavors of wings, and seven styles of burger for those who like to eat something different every day of the week.
When the Station Brake Cafe first opened in 1986, owner Tom Setz made a commitment to gourmet Italian-inspired cuisine. Today, his menu features traditional veal marsala in wine sauce alongside creatively named dishes such as the chicken Neptune, which marries the white meat with lobster and scallops in a sherry cream sauce.
The eatery still boasts its original decor, which weaves exposed brick, stained glass, vintage woodwork, and carpet into a dining room that evokes memories of homey family dinners and belie the gourmet cuisine. Arching solarium windows bathe diners in natural light from the ground up and, in the corner, a stone fireplace crackles with heat to fend off the winter chill or dispose of secret messages scrawled on cocktail napkins.
There's a lot to love about Mexican culture?starting, of course, with the food. Mr. Hernandez shows his appreciation for all things south of the border at Antojitos Authentic Mexican Restaurant, where he and his chefs lovingly craft everything from cheese enchiladas to sizzling shrimp fajitas. But it's not just the dishes they make from scratch. Every dip, topping, and hot sauce is also made in-house and with a healthy respect for Mexican traditions. It seems the only thing this BYOB restaurant doesn't make in-house is the drinks; Antojitos encourages guests to bring their own bottle of wine or taco-flavored homebrew.
Hearth-baked pizzas earned Pizza Supreme the love, and votes, of Tribune-Review readers in the 2010 and 2011 Trib Readers' Choice awards, according to the staff. In addition to award-winning pizzas, Pizza Supreme—also known as Café Supreme—serves fresh salads, signature burgers, and italian specialty pastas.
For the four guys behind Full Pint Brewing Company, beer isn't just something to be enjoyed?it's a way of life. At their brewery and pub, they make and serve a variety of craft beers including the Chinookie IPA, White Lightning Belgian-style white ale, and the Little Brown brown ale. They supplement their lineup with seasonal beers, which run the gamut from stouts to ryes, and their limited release beer?cheekily named Nerd's Release?which they brew in extra-small batches during breaks in the brew schedule. To soak up the suds and ensure they remember their date's name, visitors can dig into a menu of bar-friendly snacks and specials such as soft pretzel bites with homemade sauces and specialty flatbread-style pizzas.