Joe Friday's Brick Oven Pizza imbues its menu with the flame-licked Italian flavor of brick-oven pizzas, savory pasta, and more. Hand-tossed dough sets the stage for Joe Friday's signature New York–style pies, amusing rows of teeth with performances from freshly shredded cheese and tap-dancing tomatoes. Pizza architects design five specialty discs, including the feta-cheese-bearing Hawaii 5-0, a noncontiguous dough coastline housing canadian bacon, pineapple, and mozzarella ($4.25 for a slice, $19.75 for a large). An extra dose of mozzarella oozes atop The Joe Friday Special, hiding pepperoni, sausage, beef, mushrooms, onions, green peppers and black olives beneath its cheesy canopy ($4.75 for a slice, $22.75 for a large). Guests can customize circumferences with two dozen topping options, or corral ingredients inside calzones, such as the Just the Facts calzone ($8.75), which blunts hunger with four meats, melted mozzarella, and fresh garlic. Incisors can sink into a variety of hot subs ($7.50) or savor sausage or four-cheese ziti pasta ($6.50).
Thai Heaven enraptures palates with a plentiful menu of authentic dishes served in a stylish, exotic setting. Color-coordinate outfits with traditional specialties such as green curry—a spicy concoction of bell peppers, green beans, basil leaves, and bamboo strips—and mild yellow curry, with potatoes and onions ($7.74+ lunch, $10.50+ dinner). The drunken noodle entree—rice noodles fried and stirred with jalapeños, onions, bell peppers, and sweet basil—weaves enticingly around the room before stumbling headfirst into diners’ mouths ($7.74+ lunch, $10.50+ dinner). Thai Heaven's Virginia Avenue location complements cooked fare with a wide-ranging sushi menu, allowing mouths to house fishy inhabitants such as the Super Crunch, tempura topped with smoked salmon and eel sauce ($8.50), the spicy tuna roll ($8.50), or pieces of nigiri and sashimi ($3.95–$6).
It should come as no surprise that Jekyll & Hyde's has changed. Though it still has certain characteristics of its former self, it's almost completely different now.
The former pub recently teamed up with Hogman BBQ to delight taste buds with slow-smoked meats covered with sweet and tangy barbecue sauces, but it still churns out its award-winning wings and juicy artisanal burgers. The food isn't the only thing that underwent changes?the space also received a face-lift with new floors, paint, and wall coverings. More than 30 TVs captivate patrons, as does the separate poolroom, where billiard balls clack and clatter over the green felt of nine tables during pool-league play. Those looking for a quieter space can reserve the private room that's great for working lunches and clandestine meetings of the Mr. Bean fan club.
Each Bruster’s location makes its own cakes, pies, waffle cones, and ice cream on site using fresh, natural ingredients. An expansive menu collects Bruster's chilly treats and ice cream, which is made daily. Milkshakes, lattes and blasts ($3.75–$4.75) catalyze slurping contests and hot-fudge brownies, kids' sundaes and banana splits ($2.49–$4.75) awaken the peripheral nervous system with messages of sweet, sweet submission. The Marietta location pairs chilling treats with savory Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, chilidogs, fries, and mini corn dogs and combos ($1.99–$5.99).