Marly and Matt, who contributed their initials to M & M Pizza Bistro, use a range of fresh ingredients, as evidenced by a large selection of daily specials based purely on the morning’s market finds. The eatery’s tables populate daily with tender gnocchi, ravioli, and tortellini in thick bolognese or creamy alfredo as well pizza draped in roasted red peppers, goat cheese, meatballs, and other toppings. Wine-infused marsala and piccata dishes steam beside fresh bruschetta and garlic knots. At the counter, guests ask the cashier about fillings for a calzone or confuse it with Cal Ripken’s treehouse, The Cal Zone.
Buffalo baked chicken. Pasta carbonara. Chicken noodle soup and mashed potatoes. Fajitas and burritos. These are just a sampling of the huge range of daily hot lunch specials at Maria's Deli, where the food encompasses everything from authentic Mexican, to Italian, to Cajun. Breakfast starts bright and early at 6 a.m. throughout the week, where customers can pair their piping-hot coffee with Mexican and American specialties.
A link of an East Coast chain that's garnered acclaim from publications such as Think and The Boston Globe, Energy Kitchen only slings burgers, wraps, salads, and American dishes with less than 500 calories per serving. Its chefs opt for grilling, baking, and steaming their noshes instead of frying food in heavy oils or tongue-staining oil paints. The menu is backed by a triumvirate of wellness experts: a recipe developer with celiac disease, a nutritionist, and a fitness trainer. Each incorporates their area of expertise into low-fat, high-protein meals comprised of lean free-range beef, whole-wheat buns and wraps, and fat-free dressings that taste just as delectable as high-calorie counterparts or butter sculptures of meatloaf.
It's easy to make any dish vegetarian at Roy Thai. Chefs reimagine almost every entree around veggies, such as bamboo shoots, eggplant, or kaffir lime leaves. This includes numerous curries and spicy-sweet stir fries. But that doesn't mean they leave meat-lovers in the lurch?plenty of their Thai staples come loaded with beef, pork, chicken, or seafood. There are even two sections of the menu devoted to duck (try it deep-fried or roasted) and seafood (including crispy whole fish and a hot pot of shrimp).