Perry's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, open since 1971, attracts patrons with live music acts, refreshing drinks, and hearty American, Greek, and breakfast dishes. Guests can pop into the cocktail lounge for a signature drink, or head to the dining area for steaks, burgers, and traditional Greek dishes, such as gyros. They can also order their favorite breakfast entrees, such as crab omelets, any time of the day.
After fueling up, patrons take to the dance floor to boogie to live music or play pool and darts downstairs in Odie's Pub. Eighteen flatscreens line the space here, so visitors don't have to worry about missing the game or not being able to watch their wedding video on their anniversary.
With halal meats and fresh vegetables, the chefs at Royal Kabab craft more than 60 dishes of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi origin. Their predominantly traditional items include mango lassi, tandoori chicken, lamb vindaloo, and vegetable biryani. They also whip up less familiar entrees, including five vegetarian curries and Gobi Manchurian, whose fried cauliflower famously portrayed Frank Sinatra's role in the all-food remake of The Manchurian Candidate. Visitors can take their feasts to go or eat in Royal Kabab's cozy dining room equipped with complementary WiFi.
Adam Greenberg refers to himself as “the world's pickiest eater,” which may explain Bagels 'n Grinds’ distinctive take on the celebrated baked good. Greenberg’s self-professed culinary perfectionism led him to create a secret 10-step bagel recipe that involves a colossal water-purification system, visible to patrons through a glass wall. With scientific precision and occasional mad-scientist cackles, the newly opened shop's staffers create 16 types of bagels that manage the tricky balance of crisp surfaces and soft insides.
Patrons can smear their bagels with low-fat, housemade cream cheeses infused with ingredients such as strawberries or lox, or opt for one of the café’s other creations, such as Bagnini sandwiches topped with piles of meat or marinated portobello mushrooms. Water from the café's purification system also goes into free-trade organic coffees and three different iced-coffee brews. Custom salads incorporate gourmet ingredients such as hormone-free chicken, candied walnuts, or toasted-parmesan crisps, while six distinctive soups are served in cups or bagel bowls. Non-edible amenities inside the new shop include free Internet access, a semi-private conference area, an 18-foot coffee bar, outdoor patio, and flat-screen TVs.
With 30-years of restaurant experience, Sam Louie, Mai Dragon's owner, describes his restaurant's menu of Chinese dishes as big, "almost like a book." There's truly no shortage of options when it comes to popular favorites, from sweet and sour pork and kung pao chicken to shrimp fried rice and beef lo mein. Vegetarian options also abound and include spicy ma-po tofu and crispy, deep-fried eggplant.
The other main attraction is the expansive sushi bar, where three expert chefs, including a 12-year veteran from Domo, slice and dice fresh fish into immaculate specialty rolls made with tamaki rice and sashimi. The fiery, tuna temptation roll incorporates pepper tuna and spicy tuna with avocado and hot sauce, while the Maryland maki focuses on fresh crab meat, avocado, scallop, and fish egg. It's almost a shame to dig into a helping of seared salmon, since its delicate presentation looks like a modern work of art or an ancient sculpture if the Greeks had been more into raw fish.
The staff at Phubs can't wait to introduce visitors to the Vietnamese favorites they grew up eating. High ceilings, bamboo accents, pale-green walls, and an open, stainless-steel kitchen cultivate an airy feel in the dining room, where taste buds meet b?nh m? and pho for the first?or hundredth?time. Crusty loaves of french bread clasp a b?nh m? cargo of pickled vegetables, cilantro, and meat such as barbecued pork and spicy chicken.
Pho is a broth-based soup in which the likes of meatballs, shrimp, or chicken bob alongside sprouts, herbs, and veggies. Phubs also seves noodles, fried rice, and spring rolls, which are named for the spring-loaded cannons they traditionally fly out of. For those new to the flavors of Vietnamese food, Phubs 101 educates with brief histories of their best-selling dishes.
Though it?s a national brand with locations sprinkled across 14 states, Chevys Fresh Mex doesn?t succumb to shortcuts at any of its restaurants. The expert chefs at each eatery gather together fresh ingredients to prepare the entire menu from scratch, whether they?re infusing chicken enchiladas with chipotles or simmering fragrant cauldrons of their homemade tortilla soup. Even though this hands-on approach harkens back to the foundations of Mexican culinary traditions, chefs also give each dish a contemporary twist?tacos meet flavorful drizzles of chipotle aioli, slow-roasted carnitas mingle with fresh oranges and lemons alongside fajita platters. Meanwhile, bartenders engage in serious agave innovation with top-shelf margaritas in flavors such as prickly pear and spicy mango.