Cooking with family recipes that trace back to Sicily, the staff at Rosa’s Italian Market and Deli whips up Italian deli fare in addition to selling gourmet groceries and pulling prime Caffe Umbria java from the espresso bar. The market’s familial embrace also extends to cooking classes, which imbue eager students with a wealth of practical knowledge straight from Rosa’s rich lineage of kitchen-dwelling Sicilians.
Taxidermy buffalo and deer heads oversee GW Hunters Steakhouse's rustic wood-paneled dining room, where tables strain beneath the load of hefty steaks, seafood, and pasta. In addition to the traditional hearty steak-house fare, the chefs at the family-owned establishment dish out a wide range of unusual meats, including elk, buffalo, and alligator—each of which are personally wrestled into submission by the head chef, Rex Shank. Every Sunday, a country breakfast buffet spans the restaurant's event hall with a smorgasbord of skillets and steaks. The steak house also opens its elegant, 50-year-old banquet facility for private events, where parties of up to 50 folks can feast amid gold-stained floors, golden walls, and a sophisticated absence of chimpanzee waiters.
Inside a cozy yellow house, Kari Turnbough keeps her grandmother's memory alive with hearty country cooking that's always homemade. She serves breakfast all day long, but she's especially famous for her Best Breakfast In Town—crispy hash browns topped with sausage gravy, an omelet, and hollandaise. Other favorites include her homemade pecan buns and pancakes dotted with baked apples.
Food has a way of helping people forget about their daily stress. At Side Street Place, they craft comfort food with extra touches that makes it warmer than putting a down comforter in the microwave. Buttermilk-fried chicken partners with garlic mashed potatoes and corn bread daubed with honey butter, and spiced apples and sausage lend a dulcet finish to stuffed-crusted pork chops.
A curved rooftop and white-trimmed windows give The Otis Grill a quaint appearance, which aligns well with its menu of classic American comfort food. In the morning, the eatery's cooks griddle hot cakes and ladle gravy over fresh biscuits. Later in the day, they fry beer-battered shrimp, simmer chicken and dumplings, and grill thick, juicy burgers.