Though you may not garner it from the name, the menu at Bagelworks goes far beyond their eponymous doughy diameter. Onion and honey whole-wheat bagels, made onsite, hold up on their own with a schmear of cream cheese but work just as well bolstering deli fare such as house salads, eggy breakfast dishes, and fish platters. Other items on the expansive menu include grilled cheese, pastrami paninis, and pancakes.
Created by a group of friends from Buenos Aires, La Estancia Argentina delivers flavors of their homeland in a deli-style setting with an intimate seating area. Instead of using a deep fryer or a magnifying glass and solar energy, chefs oven-bake traditional and vegan empanadas, complementing them with piquant chimichurri sauce. Traditional Argentinean dishes are influenced by the cuisines of Spain, Italy, Germany, and France, which is why diners can explore menu selections such as potato gnocchi with housemade tomato sauce or five types of pizza.
For dessert, guests choose freshly made baked goods including alfajor, two sweet biscuits held together with dulce de leche. Each location is dominated by shelves of imported wine and a large display case offering olives, ham, and fresh steaks that patrons can take home to grill or feed to pet velociraptors.
This fun and casual restaurant feeds on the hard rock sounds of AC/DC and KISS while wayward roadies silence the rumbles of hungry stomachs with the eclectic menu of juicy burgers, fresh hand-cut french fries, and Lord of the rings—onion rings served with barbecue sauce and chipotle aioli ($8.50). While the music may be old school, Heavy Burger cooks with the freshest ground beef and baked bread daily. Heavy metal mouths can titillate their taste buds with a custom-built burger (Starting at $8) with a choice of patty variety—including angus or Wagyu patty, turkey, or veggie garden—bread, toppings ($1 each), and cheese ($1 each) suitable for picky kings of rock, queens of soul, and the princes of polka. Ravenous rock 'n' rollers can feast on one of Heavy Burger's specialty burgers such as the classic Heavy Burger ($10), a 10 oz. black angus patty, American cheese, crispy applewood smoked bacon, bibb lettuce, sliced tomato, and fresh red onion all served on a challah roll, or the Twisted Burger ($14) cooked with an 8 oz. Wagyu patty, crispy prosciutto, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, garlic aioli, bibb lettuce and sliced tomato on a challah roll. Thirsty groupies can pay homage to bands with $6 cleverly monikered cocktails such as the Green Day (a green apple martini) and OJ's Alibi (a mimosa), or swig a Dogfish Head ($6) or a Seadog ($6), which is a blueberry wheat beer. Heavy Burger keeps the bar open extra late for those who want to hang out and reminisce about old rock concerts and the always hopping joint also hosts a live band every Thursday night for in-the-flesh musical entertainment.
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Abraham Getzel knew he wanted to expose more American diners to his native Venezuela's cuisine—but how could he make it unique? The answer came in the form of a fusion: kosher-Venezuelan food, healthy and bright, and served all day. In the morning, his guests sip on fresh-made drinks, such as lemonade infused with basil and mint leaves, and mango-passion fruit smoothies. Afternoons, they dig into blackened tilapia wraps or veggie burgers, homemade patties with tahini-mayo, all nestled humanely inside a friendly kaiser roll. The dinner menu is home to a host of fish-focused appetizers, such as salmon ceviche, as well as salads, pizzas, pastas, and fish entrees such as Chilean sea bass with a miso glaze.
The gourmet treats at Häagen-Dazs delight discerning palates with a variety of frozen goodies in indulgent flavors. Made from top-quality ingredients, Haagen-Dazs ice creams and sorbets confidently fill cups and top cones ($3.73–$5.61) or blend into shakes ($6.38) and smoothies ($6.38) in an attempt to lose taste-bud tails. Each Dazzler's three scoops of ice cream settle under whipped-cream peaks, with flavors including Dulce Split, Mint Chip, and Rocky Road ($6.38). Patrons select toppings, sauces, and ice-cream flavors to form customizable sundaes ($4.73-$7.12), or deploy straws to taste a Sorbet Sipper ($6.38), which is made of sorbet and then sipped.
Fiesta Wok chef and owner Luis Flores began his culinary career in his native Mexico, where he cooked alongside his grandmother at a small taqueria. There, he mastered the combination of flavorful sauces, fresh vegetables, and tender meats that makes an authentic street taco. Luis remembered his roots as he worked his way through the industry in the United States, continuing to dine at Latin restaurants and taquerias. Today, he brings his carefully honed palate and time-honored recipes to Fiesta Wok, where he crafts dishes such as barbacoa burrito bowls and chicken quesadillas from scratch.