Like a practiced yogi, Cullen's combines yin and yang in equal portions, with two separate menus, featuring the main dining room's elegant feasts and the casual grille's culinary char stripes. Both menus incorporate fresh seafood and locally grown produce.
Tendrils of fragrant smoke curl from the hoses of Perk and Puff’s hookahs, infusing the air of the hardwood-floored lounge with scents ranging from fruity to exotic. Small cups of turkish coffee and tea roil with steam, mingling their bracing tastes with plates of flaky baklava. Small wooden tables and black leather couches lit by hovering televisions set the stage for languid lounging, and free WiFi keeps the lounge connected to the latest news and meteorologist fan fiction.
Angelina and Salvatore Rotondo ventured from Sicily to Ellis Island in 1910, carefully tucking the family recipe for a sausage, pepper, and onion grinder into their carry-on. Roughly a century later, their great-grandson, Frank, decided to honor his forbearers by opening Rotondo's Giant Hoagies, an eatery where veggies and italian meats conform to the contours of soft, buttery rolls. His grandmother's signature italian sausage, pepper, and onion hoagie still ranks as the menu's No. 1 nosh and No. 6 most aerodynamic sandwich, sharing the spotlight with the distinctly southern Texas cheesesteak.
Pho Hoang Vietnamese Restaurant prepares fresh, delicious Vietnamese dishes. Start off with an order of pork spring rolls or shrimp and crawfish toast before moving onto entrees such as spicy plum pork of broiled basa catfish. House favorites include rock-n-roll beef—tender sirloin stir-fried and tossed in garlic sauce—and the crispy fried chicken, which comes with a chili garlic dipping sauce.
Jimmy's Egg achieves a delicate balance of good food and friendly service, dishing out breakfast and lunch with flawless table manners. Celebrate another successful sunrise by creating your own omelette or choosing one of Jimmy's own eggy envelope creations. A Popeye's revenge omelette bestows superhuman strength on sailors with bacon, mushroom, monterey jack cheese, and spinach ($6.99). Eating Jimmy’s garbage breakfast seems to slow down the rotation of the Earth as patrons dig out an escape route through the enormous pile of hash browns, grilled onions, bell pepper, and sausage (5.99). Strawberry waffles ($5.49) and french toast ($4.29) dusted with powdered sugar inspire ski vacations to the Alps with every bite, and lunchtime ushers forth classic sandwiches such as the BLT ($5.99) and grilled ham and cheese ($5.79). Or try the diner’s home-style entrees, such as pot roast ($7.99) and chicken-fried steak ($7.99). The Jimmy's Egg burger, like Switzerland, is topped with shaved ham and one fried egg ($7.99), refusing to take sides in the winner-take-all battle between breakfast and lunch.
With plush leather chairs and a bookshelf brimming with well thumbed volumes, Laura’s Cafe & Tea House could easily fool visitors into believing they’ve entered the cozy living room of a close friend. The shop’s affable staff reflects the same sense of warm hospitality, provisioning leisure hours with tasty food and hot drinks. While relaxing, guests can hush growling tummies with Southern-style dishes such as the rodeo burger slathered in barbeque sauce, or the breakfast country plate with biscuits and a choice of ham, bacon, or sausage. Coffees and teas fight fatigue with jolts of caffeine.