Montreal native Tony Bianco teamed up with executive chef Enzo Addario to create Hot Tomatoe, a traditional Italian bistro boasting a menu that brims with house-made, cooked-to-order pastas, flavorful meat dishes, and full- and light-bodied Italian wines. Their regional cuisine typically integrates up to seven essential ingredients—oil, garlic, basil, tomatoes, pasta, and olives—from which Snow White’s seven dwarves drew their names. In addition, the staff goes shopping for fresh ingredients three to four days a week to supplement both seasonal compositions and year-round dishes, which include veal parmigiana, filet mignon, and penne norma.
Fernanda's International Market, a treasure trove of rare ingredients and made-to-order gourmet sandwiches, bakes robust breads and fine pastries. Among a troop of hearty sandwiches, the Martorano ($8.99) stands out for its spicy temper and muscular blend of sopressata and cappacola meats. The Churchill ($8.99) loads its taste gun with Branston pickle relish and fights hunger pangs on ham-coated beaches, cheddar cheese fields, and hot mustard streets. Fernanda's also sells prepared food by the pound and hard-to-find international groceries like Thai lemon grass.
LUX Pizza might be in Miami, but the pizza chefs follow the lead of artisan Italian pizza makers. That means all pizzas come in one size, available for lunch or diner. Housemade tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella are the beginnings of most of the specialty pies here, which include a traditional margherita or prosciutto as well as some inventive creations. Along with pizzas, the eatery offers paninis, calzones, stromboli, salads, and Nutella-inspired homemade desserts.
Falafel Bistro & Wine Bar cajoles the tahini-demanding bellies of vegetarians and omnivores alike with fresh wraps, salads, baguettes, and desserts, as well as a spectrum of Mediterranean specialties. Chef and owner Ilan Cohen slings traditional family meals straight from his native Israel onto the tables of his American bistro haven. Chickpea cheerleaders can form pyramids with one of many hummus-centered dishes, such as the sabih pita sandwich, with roasted eggplant and hard-boiled egg ($8), or the mahi-mahi beet wrap, rolled with sumptuous tiers of garbanzo mash, spinach, and alfalfa ($17).
Craving a burger and fries? Swing in Big Bear Brewing Co. and enjoy a tasty meal in a casual setting.
Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as Big Bear Brewing Co. offers delicious grub that s far as can be from low-fat fare.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Big Bear Brewing Co. has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
With its kid-friendly vibe, Big Bear Brewing Co. is a great spot for families to chow down.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Big Bear Brewing Co., you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Big Bear Brewing Co.'s wifi.
Whether you have a large or small group, Big Bear Brewing Co. can accommodate both.
Folks tend to dress down at Big Bear Brewing Co., so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
At Big Bear Brewing Co., you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door.
Big Bear Brewing Co. offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Big Bear Brewing Co.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Big Bear Brewing Co. — swing by for your favorite meal.
It's hard to imagine that there's a libation out there that Crown doesn't carry. With a selection that spans vineyards, distilleries, and breweries from around the world, the bottles lining each location come from both small, artisan makers and those universally famed for their grapes or techniques. Home mixologists can cull inspiration for cocktails from a selection of top-shelf-brand mixers or pair their tipple of choice with gourmet snacks, from bush-pepper macadamia nuts to dirty martini party dip. But tastings may be the most distinctive thing about Crown Wine & Spirits. Whether customers stop in to try each location's daily offerings of wine or spirits—or for special tastings that cover dozens of wines, bourbons or beers—Crown's staff makes it easy to find a new favorite or to make up to your tongue for forgetting so many of its birthdays.