Pastas, olive oils, and tomato sauces imported from Italy line the aisles of Noto's Italian Deli, giving shoppers all they need to prepare authentic Italian cuisine at home. But many patrons prefer to leave the food preparation to the cooks behind the deli counter. Starting at 6 a.m., those cooks fry eggs for breakfast sandwiches and omelets brimming with pastrami, homemade italian sausage, and other savory ingredients. Later in the day, the focus shifts to sandwiches piled with italian meats, housemade stuffed lasagna, homemade italian sausage, chicken marsala, and specials such as Black and Bleu philly cheesesteaks. Patrons quench their thirst with natural fruit juices and fresh fruit-flavored waters.
Crystal chandeliers hover above tables accented with colorful cloth napkins, illuminating Bombay Castle's guests as they dine within the contemporary restaurant's sunlit garden room, spacious dining room, or elegant banquet hall. However, despite Bombay Castle's contemporary decor, the menu remains traditional. Experienced chefs lovingly handcraft authentic paneer and warm naan and bake seasoned lamb, chicken, and goat in a clay tandoor oven. The restaurant even extends its culinary borders to include several Indo-Chinese dishes packed with spicy chicken, thin noodles, and vegetables, whereas popular Indian desserts made from milk and spiced sugar syrup can finish off any hearty meal or indoor naan-tossing match.
Fresh ingredients from local farms fill the dishes at Chopstick Asian Bistro, transforming familiar ingredients into culinary journeys across the sea. The chefs artfully plate Japanese, Thai, and Chinese dishes, such as chicken teriyaki and thai crab cakes, while the sushi chefs deftly roll traditional and specialty rolls. One such roll, the Chopstick Special roll, snuggles tempura shrimp with cucumber and crab, which the chef sends out with mayo, tobiko, and a wistful goodbye.
To the uninitiated, the corner of State Route 17K and Clermont Lane might seem like just another unassuming patch of grass. With the aid of modern technology and a parking brake, however, the chefs of ATOMiC lunchbox frequently transform it into a pop-up diner. Settled at the corner in their bright red food truck, they dish out breakfasts of sausage gravy and biscuits or refreshing yogurt parfaits to hungry morning passersby. As lunch bells begin to peal, they ready their signature Hugeburgers, whose massive patties are stuffed with chorizo, bacon, cheese, and onion. ATOMiC lunchbox’s scratch-made salsa adds a tart counterpoint to flautas, and the truck’s legendary wings arrive double-spiced and perfectly crisp, like the wings a second-generation phoenix.
At Katz Gluten Free, shoppers can browse kosher foods as well as gluten-free baked goods and cooking ingredients certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group. English muffins and cinnamon donut holes are just a couple of the shop's treats. Pizza crusts, breadcrumbs, and hamburger buns make it simple to prepare gluten-free meals at home or over a camping stove while riding a city bus.
Two longtime residents, nurse Audrey Hochroth and her husband, contractor Sal Barone, grew weary of traversing the bridge to Manhattan whenever they wanted a good steak. So in 2009, they opened Augie’s Prime Cut—a local place their neighbors could go for delicious steak-house fare, such as slow-roasted prime rib, dry-aged porterhouse steaks cut by hand, and fresh lobster plucked from the tank, without driving to the city or kidnapping a steak-house chef. Audrey recently told the Examiner News that so many customers flock to Augie’s Prime Cut on the weekends that they had to open a new 18-table area upstairs—Augie's Loft—to avoid turning people away.
Sue's Sunset House's line of culinary wizards dispenses hearty portions of homemade pub grub and sandwiches concocted from scratch. Bountiful burgers, hot and cold wraps, and fresh salads satiate patron palates alongside a build-your-own sandwich option that supplies diners with breads, cold cuts, cheeses, and a construction crew for assembly assistance. Feasters can relish the fresh air from an outdoor patio or curl up by an indoor fireplace and gaze upon a stunning view of the Hudson River. In addition to a fully stocked bar, Sue's Sunset House screens sporting contests and Nintendo Wii games on its 42-inch flat-screen plasma television and hosts live entertainment every weekend.