Standing before a brick wall emblazoned with The Comedy Zone’s starry logo, nationally touring comics present their finely honed routines to audiences looking to laugh. During Friday and Saturday evening shows, The Comedy Zone keeps punch lines rolling with its stuffed calendar of established and up-and-coming jokesters. Little Tony’s Cafe supplies the venue with a menu of pizzas, subs, and Italian specialties, supplemented by an array of laugh-loosening beverages.
Fat Dog's Grille & Pub serves fresh, made-to-order, quality pub food—think wings, lean ground beef burgers, and sandwiches—in a lively casual atmosphere. Big screen TVs broadcast all major sporting events and tournaments, allowing fans to root for their team over a basket of spicy, savory hot wings and krinkle fries, while an outdoor patio comes alive during warm weather months, so guests can bask in the sun as they sample from Fat Dog's 60+ beer selection.
La Fiesta Restaurante Mexicano’s classic dishes have earned the eatery a long-standing award proudly displayed on the website: Best Mexican Restaurant nine years in a row, as voted by readers of the Times-News. At the start of each workday, the restaurant’s chefs fry the popular tortilla chips and whip up bowls of salsa. Then they get to work on such dishes as chicken simmered in a chipotle cream, char-grilled steak tacos, and spinach burritos.
The gastropub dishes at @ Elm Street Grill meld locally sourced and organic ingredients. Steak and seafood headline the culinary selection, but there's no shortage of burgers and other sandwiches. There are even options from non-American traditions, such as the Indian-Styled Chicken Tikka Masala. Beyond grilling cuisine, as the eatery's name hints, the chefs can smoke salmon, though, since its salmon, the smoke will waft downward toward the floor rather than up to the ceiling.