Al Basha corrals an eye-catching lineup of Mediterranean platters onto its menu and buffet tables, spicing palates with rotisserie-cooked meats adorned with signature seasoning. Kebab spears can lift bites of shrimp, lamb, and filet mignon into mouths or tuck them under fedora brims for later snacking, while sandwiches carry a classic cargo of falafel and shawarma. The staff prepares piping sips of authentic Middle Eastern tea with mint or sage, as well as all-natural smoothies and a daily-dessert selection.
Honey Baked Ham Co.'s specialist butchers boast more than 40 years of experience preparing glazed meats. The staff slices roasted hams weighing up to 16 pounds, each dry cured, hickory smoked, and oven baked to fend off hungry snowmen. A fine glaze of honey and spices covers each ham, which is cut spirally to keep its sections intact for horizontal slicing. To complement its sweetly seasoned protein namesake, Honey Baked Ham Co. also furnishes meat collectors with honey roast beef, pork, and turkey.
At Jullianni's, friendly staffers rush mozzarella-strewn pizzas, wings, and nachos to each table and booth in their open dining room, which is furnished with a high ceiling and sleek wood accents. Diners can also sate cravings for subs or idiosyncratic flavors such as crab cakes with banana-pepper tartar.
Sam Buca's is part fine-dining oasis of upscale Southern Italian cuisine and part laid-back sports bar serving casually delicious eats. Pull up a chair at a white-clothed table and open the menu of pasta, seafood, and meat dishes as hearty as a tugboat captain's laugh. Lemon chicken ($14), boneless breasts sautéed in a white wine and lemon butter sauce, lets savory poultry flavors dance on palates, while tilapia Italiano ($16), swimming with green onions and diced tomatoes in a white wine sauce, imbues taste buds with aquatic delight. Sam Buca's cannoli ($4) is homemade. Those who prefer the warm glow of TV screens reflected in their beer mug can head to the restaurant's bar and pick up the menu of more casual fare such as sandwiches ($5-$9), pizza ($10-$11), and wings ($8).
Serving up a menu of eclectic cuisine alongside the sweet sounds of live music, this stylish cocktail lounge satisfies ears and taste buds alike. Sup on a seafood starters such as seared Ahi tuna ($11), rolled in sesame seeds and served with chili-infused Teriyaki sauce. Midday munchers can mull over Limestone City's multifarious lunch menu, which manifests a myriad of meat and vegetarian options. Patrons may sink teeth into the ranch-bedecked grilled veggie panini $9) or peel back the layers of diced chicken salad in a puff pastry ($8) to reveal tender poultry secretly reading romance novels under the covers.
2 Goomba’s Italian Ristorante is an eatery that draws on generations of family recipes for its menu. Pastas here are housemade, and pizzas come topped with fresh ingredients, imported meats, and a blend of freshly grated cheeses. If you’re dining in, take advantage of the restaurant’s BYOB status and bring a bottle of wine, a six pack of beer, or a pail of milk.