An Exotic Ambiance
Bolts of crimson and green fabric embellished with golden patterns adorn the walls of Fez Moroccan Restaurant. Seated atop cushioned stools, diners surround the room's low-slung circular tables as Moroccan music echoes throughout the space and Friday and Saturday evenings herald the arrival of belly dancers. Collectively, these elements create an unmistakably Morroccan atmosphere.
A Feast for the Senses
As evidenced by the swirling aromas of saffron, honey and almonds, and harissa-cumin sauces, the chefs are equally committed to the task of capturing the essence of Morocco. In addition to the selection of kabobs and tagines, the menu features a variety of vegetarian as well as meat-laden couscous dishes. The savory smells mingle with the slightly sweet smoke of the fruit-flavored shisha smoldering in the hookahs.
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The National Museum of American Jewish History's core exhibition traces more than 350 years of American Jewish history, documenting their triumphs and struggles since first settling in 1654. Spread across 25,000 square feet on five floors, the exhibition's historical objects and lifelike environments cover subjects such as the late 19th-century Jewish immigration and the involvement of American Jews in the Civil Rights Movement. As the exhibition moves into the present day, visitors can share their own stories and opinions in two of the museum's interactive stations: It's Your Story and the Contemporary Issues Forum. After sharing their own journeys, guests can explore the Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame, where multimedia displays and original artifacts highlight the lives of prominent Jewish Americans, including Irving Berlin and Est?e Lauder.
Cups of Old City Coffee, baked goods from LeBus, and vegetarian and dairy cuisine from Di Bruno Bros. reenergize museum-goers at the Pomegranates Caf?; kosher fare is also available. Additional museum programming includes educational opportunities for adults and kids, as well as live events such as lectures, discussions, and concerts.
Grab a seat at The Institute if you're hungry for an easy American meal — sandwiches and salads are popular options at this low-key establishment. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Don't go thirsty during dinner! The Institute also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in The Institute's beautiful outdoor seating area. Find ample room to enjoy yourself at The Institute — this spot caters to large groups. Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at The Institute with their complimentary wifi.
Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to The Institute in jeans and a hoodie. You can also grab your grub to go.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's N 12th St location offers nearby street parking.
Your tab at The Institute will generally run you about $30 per person. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
For a casual environment and scrumptious American food, stop by The Wishing Well. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Don't go thirsty during dinner! The Wishing Well also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. Make sure to check out The Wishing Well's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on The Wishing Well's outdoor patio. Free wireless internet is also available at The Wishing Well, so bring your tablet or laptop along. Big crowds can spread out in comfort at The Wishing Well, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings.
Prepare to face the crowds if you visit on the weekend — Friday and Saturday are The Wishing Well's busiest days. The dress code is strictly casual at The Wishing Well, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy The Wishing Well's cooking from the comfort of their own home. You can also serve food from The Wishing Well at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Your tab at The Wishing Well will generally run you about $30 per person.
Find all of your favorite traditional American dishes in one place at The American Pub. Come prepared to feast at The American Pub — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour. Up for grabs (and free of charge) is The American Pub's wifi. Get your whole crew together at The American Pub, offering lots of special space for larger parties.
The restaurant picks up the most people during the week, so avoid the rush if crowds aren't your thing. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit The American Pub — it's strictly casual. Through their catering service, The American Pub can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. You can also grab your grub to go.
For those driving to the restaurant, a lot is located around the corner with optional valet. Drivers can also find street parking when the lot gets cramped.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at The American Pub, so plan your budget accordingly. All major credit cards are accepted.
It's more than a collection of exhibits, galleries, and glass works?though it's all of those things, too. Above and beyond housing art, the National Liberty Museum aims to serve as a mirror to the unique kaleidoscope that is the United States. Visitors to the museum explore eight galleries, each organized to highlight a particular aspect of what it means to be American. Liberty Hall, for instance, houses a selection of White House fine china alongside medals awarded to members of the armed services, while Heroes Hall showcases glass sculptor Dale Chihuly's massive Flame of Liberty installation in celebration of brave individuals.
Regardless of how visitors tackle the museum?although they should never tackle it literally, due to the high volume of glass?they'll likely find themselves intrigued by the thought-provoking collection. When Irvin J. Borowsky founded the museum in 1995, he did so with just this intent, seeking to inspire others to pursue more peaceful lives. But Borowsky may never have envisioned the scale it would one day reach: 78 exhibits, 179 works of contemporary art, and thousands of stories vividly told.