Apple Spice Junction’s menus spring from a deep love of deli cuisine and a fervent desire to make lunch the standout meal of the day. At the eatery, chefs layer fresh-baked breads with deli meats and cheeses to create a slew of of hearty sandwiches. Though individual offerings change based on location, sandwiches may include chomp-worthy bites such as sugar-cured virginia ham and classic pastrami-and-swiss. Patrons who would rather stay inside can order box lunches teeming with dill pickles, desserts, and a choice of side. Apple Spice Junction’s friendly delivery team also directs catering trays toward offices and sets up stations that can include build-your-own breakfasts, baked potatoes, and sandwich platters.
Funky Monkey Wine Company knows how to fill a glass, but it's the way they fill plates that has earned them a dedicated following and multiple best-of awards from OpenTable diners. Chef de Cuisine Ashley Nickell creates seasonally-inspired Italian entrees such as bruschetta del giorno and pork saltimbocca, prepared with the skills she showcased on The Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen. Entrees pair with an extensive wine list, and a special wine dinner series presents special menus with accompanying varietals to highlight complementary flavors.
Diners are known for their comforting, homestyle food, and Niki's Restaurant is no exception. However, Chef Bruno Mauro, who's manned the kitchen since 1997, puts a gourmet spin on every dish. He ensures that each New York strip steak is cut by hand rather than a Bic razor, and he crafts the crab cakes in-house so that they're at the peak of freshness. The menu also spotlights a mouthwatering mélange of Greek fare, and dedicated regulars know to check the whiteboard for daily specials, including seafood dishes and homemade desserts.
Darrell's Dog Gone Good Diner dishes out eggs, burgers, sandwiches, and homemade cakes. Eggs (starting at $2.45 for two) can be made-to-order, with options including scrambled, over easy, and served atop an expensive magazine, and omelets can house fresh cheese, mushrooms, or green peppers, to name a few ($4.25). Breakfast fare also comes in hearty packaging, like the breakfast pork chops ($6.99) and sirloin strip steak ($7.25). As the sun heads back into its sun-cave, later-day meals are ordered at a higher rate. The signature half-pound burger (starting at $4.95) decorates itself in seasoning, and Darrell's Rueben, a diner favorite, stacks thick strips of corned beef, kraut, swiss cheese, and thousand-island dressing between rye bread ($4.95 to $6.95).