Not only does the Boundary Brewhouse serve up a treasure trove of delicious craft beers, but it also delivers a menu full of hearty pub fare, from fish 'n' chips and fried chicken to the signature handmade gourmet burgers. Live bands play blues and classic-rock jams as guests sip brews and sink their teeth into beef tips slathered in housemade bourbon barbecue sauce, hand-cut fries, and stuffed quahogs cooked from the chef's family recipe.
The gourmet cupcakes of Bad Kat Kupkakes are composed of frosting and cake made entirely from scratch and infused with ingredients such as cordials to give them an “adult” twist. Flavors include merlot, chocolate, and chili, bourbon with sweet peach frosting, jalapeno and strawberry, or pink lemonade. Also available are cupcakes baked directly in gift-wrapped jars and children’s flavors.
Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill serves up juicy Mexican-style steaks, chimichangas, and tacos piled with al pastor pork or Baja-style fish. Diners can also sample house specialties such as the beef-stuffed poblano peppers topped with pecan-cream sauce. Vegetarian dishes are also available.
The health-conscious confectioners at Wildflour Vegan Bakery and Juice Bar craft baked goods and beverages using locally sourced organic ingredients and unrefined sweeteners. Silence the incessant chatter of sweet teeth with a chocolate chip scone ($2.25), or infuse taste buds with wheat-free pep through gluten-free banana coconut muffins ($2.25 each). A frosty vegan-ice-cream milkshake($5) cools steaming palates after a long day of heated conversations and emotional fire-eating. A smoothie and juice bar dispenses freshly-squeezed fruit and veggie nectar in sippables such as the verdant avocolada green smoothie, which merges avocado, coconut water, and vanilla ($7). Parched talk-boxes can hungrily drink in a beverage menu chockablock with coffee, tea, and agave-sweetened lavender lemonade ($4 for a small, $5 for a large).
Pho Horn's blends traditional fare from Vietnam's northern and southern regions with Chinese and French influences in an eclectic, expansive menu. A Vietnamese crepe ($8.95) folds a classic mixture of shrimp, pork, and bean sprouts into a rice-powder pancake, and rice swims in a sea of ginger, scallions, cilantro, and either beef, chicken, or pork in the chao rice chowder ($6.95–$7.95). Hand-rolled at the table in softened rice paper, banh hoi steamed vermicelli ($11.95–$12.95) wraps up mint, lettuce, roasted peanuts, scallions, and vermicelli noodles with a choice of grilled shrimp, pork, beef sirloin, or chicken. In addition to a variety of beef-broth pho soups ($6.95–$8.95), midday munchers can enjoy lunch specials ranging from chicken fried rice to beef sautéed with lemon-grass sauce and tofu sautéed with broccoli ($6.95 each). After spicy meals, which help to separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls, and the girls from the boys if they get too rowdy at co-ed canoe camp, diners can cool off with bubble tea ($3.50) in flavors such as honey dew and lychee, as well as imported beers and cocktails.
Rosinha's Restaurant staffers stay up late into the evening to summon elegant presentations of Portuguese and Cape Verdean seafood dishes and frequently cater special events and weddings. Piscatorial dishes range from less-common options, including stewed octopus and swordfish designed to replicate Captain Ahab's actual sword, to traditional shrimp in curry sauce or stuffed lobster. Meat entrees such as filet mignon and barbecued ribs complete the dinner menu, and lunchtime heralds daytime dishes bearing Portuguese-style meats including omelets and sandwiches, which disappear, like the reliability of sundials, when the sun goes down.