The kitchen magicians at Cozy Corner conjure up an expansive, just-revamped menu of American breakfast favorites, savory sandwiches, and Mediterranean-inspired entrees. Treat hardworking nocturnal counting-sheep to a hearty breakfast of fluffy frittatas whipped with three eggs and layered with hash browns, veggies, and cheese ($9.75), or a delicate crepe as comfortingly stuffed with fresh strawberries, bananas, and sweetened cream cheese as a sleeping bag with pillows ($8.25). At lunch or dinner, eight kinds of burgers head a formidable pack of sandwiches, including tender gyros on pita bread with tzatziki sauce, onions, and tomatoes ($7.95), and the restaurant's namesake melt with a half-pound of beef served on marbled rye ($7.25¬–$8.75). A Grecian-style half chicken emerges from the broiler decked in Athenian sauce, roasted potatoes, and greek salad ($13.25).
Cooking a steak takes mere minutes, but learning to do it perfectly takes years. Chef Will knows this fact all too well?he's spent the last two decades honing his meat expertise. At Cooper's Corner, his slow-roasted prime rib headlines a menu of steaks, chops, and roasts. Not all of the entrees are beef, however: Chef Will serves up braised balsamic barbecue pork shanks, veal picatta, and crab-stuffed shrimp with equal aplomb. Dinner typically comes with a show, too, whether it's a magician who performs right next to your table or band members who perform right next to each other.
The 50 flavors of frozen yogurt at Yumz are packed with bold flavors and healthful probiotics. They are also made with fat-free, natural ingredients, yielding healthful treats that mimic sensations ranging from biting into a slice of watermelon to eating the huge red velvet cake that toppled onto your legs and trapped you in the kitchen. The selection of more than 70 toppings includes strawberries, brownies, Snickers, cheesecake bites, and Oreos, and patrons can also build their own combinations for the world to see with an online platform.
In the heart of Downtown Plainfield sits Bin 48, a simple yet elegant wine bar and grill that offers a host of delicious specialties as well as the perfect wine pairing for each. The casual yet upscale atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for a date or just a night out on the town.
Inside the historic, 145-year-old building, dozens of teapots and accessories collected by current owner Mary Ann Waldorf line curtain-swathed shelves. Whether joining friends for a luncheon, purchasing some specialty foods and gift baskets, or savoring high tea in the Angel Room, visitors of the tin-ceilinged teahouse find themselves transported to what seems like another time and place. Teapots, purchasable jewelry, and seasonal tea blends may not be the only Gourmet Junction dwellers; local mediums say the ghosts of Plainfield's first inhabitants tread the hardwood floors.
At Plainfield Lanes, players send balls thundering down 24 glossy lanes, scattering pins for strikes or spares. Autoscorers track the game, keeping pencils free to sketch pictures of bowling balls playing poker. In the bar and grill, guests can take a turn on the pool tables and sip from their choice of 10 on-tap brews. Those who want to keep the action going away from the lanes step into the arcade, where they can try their hand at video bowling and skeeball.