At Jocko’s Bar And Grill, chef Charles mans the kitchen’s flames, sizzling juicy burger patties and cooking short ribs that funnel into loaded potato skins. Chef Charles prepares American staples from across the country, from st. louis ribs and philly cheesesteaks to carolina barbecue chicken set atop a New Jersey license plate. Aside from its edible offerings, Jocko’s supplies entertainment each week by way of karaoke and 19 TVs throughout the bar, as well as occasional live music.
Beef ‘O' Brady’s menu boasts a protein parade of classic American fare prepared hot, steaming, and packed with enough beefy flavor to stampede even the most ravenous appetite. Start the meal with a hearty order of potato skins ($6.49) or hand-tossed wings in one of 11 piquant sauces ($8.99 for a basket). The build-your-own burger is founded on a quarter pound of seasoned steak, forming a cozy starter home for toppings including hearty chili, deliquescent cheeses, and snappy smoked bacon ($5.99; add-ons $0.50 each). Dabble in America's meat subculture without organizing a cross-country road trip on cowback by enlisting platters such as barbecue-slathered St. Louis–style ribs ($17.99 for a full rack) or the Dubliner, which pours Guinness gravy all over thinly-sliced roast beef, swiss cheese, mashed potatoes, and sourdough bread ($8.99). While they dine, customers can absorb sports action on one of the many TVs adorning the family-friendly space, waving their favorite team on to victory with a choice of either straight or curly fries.
Sunlight pours in through the glass-enclosed patio at Olesia's Place, splashing across the dark wood tables and brown leather chairs before trickling into the bar area tucked farther inside. Stationed next to the fireplace against a stone wall, a statue of an armor-clad knight guards the threshold between the bar and patio, protecting the plates of Ukrainian-American cuisine as servers carry them to tables. Included among that cuisine, a variety of Ukrainian specialties makes up the lunch and dinner menus, including stuffed cabbage packed with beef, rice, and onions and pierogi stuffed with slow-braised short ribs. In another nod to the homeland, an extensive selection of drinks featuring martinis and other cocktails harks back to the Black Sea's tides of licorice liqueur.
After 20 years in the medical-records business, Cathy Mlady decided to step out from behind the clipboard and put her understanding of medical conditions to better use. Now with massage license in hand, Cathy helps people directly, combining myofascial release and triggerpoint therapy with energy-based techniques to soothe lower-layer hurts and ease muscular aches. In addition to offering holistic services such as a foot-bath detoxification or lifeforce cleansing reiki, Cathy aims to improve range of motion in struggling limbs, and range of emotion in struggling actors with the long, flowing stokes of a Swedish massage.
Tony Maloney's Pub & Pizza bills itself as an Irish pub with an Italian kick, and it's easy to see why. Guinness and Smithwick's on draft match with spaghetti and meatballs, linguini alfredo, and ranch potato-skin pizza. There are plenty of American dining options as well, including chicken wings doused in 1 of 19 sauces. The bar itself is a lively place, with sports airing regularly on overhead TVs and special events taking place on Saint Patrick's Day, New Year's Eve, and Sean Connery's birthday.