Chef Carlton Francis forges an authentic experience for Niagara Falls' locals and tourists with his unparalleled island hospitality and menu of traditional Caribbean fare. He welcomes the community to sample such Jamaican favourites as akee and saltfish, oxtail, and jerk chicken, all of which can pair with breezy beverages including cola-champagne or the signature Ginger Breeze.
The dining room's decor mirrors the island warmth and pride found in Chef Francis and his staff. The walls pop with tropical murals and depictions of great historical figures, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Lincoln Alexander. Additionally, on weekends guests can relax while listening to live reggae, jazz, or blues songs about running out of sunscreen.
The sound of honking horns, chattering pedestrians, and singing puppets fades away when diners duck into Wine on Third’s dimly lit dining rooms. Here, the din of Third Street is replaced with soft music and tinkling wine glasses. Diners perch along a lengthy wooden bar sipping red, white, and sparkling selections from the eatery’s comprehensive wine list, which was awarded the Award of Distinction from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Small plates of tuna sashimi, assorted cheeses, and greek dips flood tables throughout a spacious dining area flanked by vibrant local artwork where guests linger over last bites of New York–style cheesecake and final sips of sweet martinis. Branching out beyond satiating taste buds, the elegant eatery plays host to special events including art shows and live music throughout the month.
Big Texas Bar and Grill treats diners to the hearty, down-home food of the American South and Southwest, with a smorgasbord of cheesy quesadillas, tender pulled pork and chicken, and tangy signature barbecue sauce. Amid surroundings of rough-hewn wooden-picket fences and antique filling-station memorabilia, patrons dig into feasts of slow-smoked ribs and spicy hot wings fit for a hungry ranch hand or hardworking rodeo clown, along with cold beers that pair nicely with pizzas, battered onions, and grilled burgers. And as they dine, guests can enjoy cowboy-themed pastimes, such as listening to live country and rock music, singing at open mic nights, or saddling up for a turn on a rowdy mechanical bull.
To celebrate the sixth anniversary of their successful wine bistro, the owners of Wine on Third opened a second restaurant—Pizza Bistro—in June 2013. Located a few doors down from the wine bar and connected through a back hallway, the spot serves up Italian cuisine and gourmet pizzas, according to Niagara Gazette. Those pizzas are topped with ingredients such as wild mushrooms and fennel sausage, then baked to perfection in a 500-degree brick oven. Diners can also opt for house specialties such as panini sandwiches, arancini, and gnocchi in pesto cream sauce, pairing their meals with glasses of beer and wine.
Restauranteur Tamas Brummer and his wife, Chef llona Deicsics, frequently welcome guests from all over the world to Savoury and Sweet Restaurant. Her menu showcases the traditional flavours of Europe. Chef Ilona's old-world specialties include goulash, Hungarian stews, chicken paprika, cabbage rolls, and?as the restaurant's name implies?crepes stuffed with savoury or sweet ingredients. Cooks prepare every element of every dish from scratch, enhancing them with pairings of wines sourced from Europe. The continental vibe stretches from the kitchen to the dining room which features exhibitions of original art and occasional live acoustic music.
The licensed and bonded team at JJ’s Carpet, Upholstery & Tiles renews carpets, tiles, and upholstery with more than 20 years of combined cleaning experience. During each of their residential and commercial services, the team looks out for Mother Nature by using environmentally friendly cleansers. These products have benefits for internal ecosystems as well, as they attempt to eliminate all traces of allergens and particulate matter that settle into shag rugs, upholstered couches, and the Cousins Itts sitting upon them.