Il Palazzo, a seasoned veteran of the pizza trade, outfoxes unrelenting appetites with 22-item, halal-friendly lunch and dinner buffets that spotlight authentic Italian fare from its mouthwatering menu. Appetizers offer an enticing inlet to the ample repast before the rotating cast of salads, chicken, fish, and beef dishes work to sate palates in the mood for multifarious flavors. Adorn your barren plate with the buffet’s piping panoply of pizzas, pastas, and calzones, treating the belly to a feast that surpasses Winston Churchill’s fabled Chuck E. Cheese birthday spread. After main courses, diners can enjoy fresh desserts—including New York–style cheesecake and tiramisu—as they guzzle soft drinks and all-you-can-sip creamer packets amid the eatery’s spacious surroundings and charming décor.
The average human has 10,000 taste buds, but eating the same meal every day only acknowledges one. Reach a multitude of taste receptors with today’s Groupon: $15 gets you $35 worth of authentic Chinese dinner fare at Kirin Court Peter Abellard, Vow of Silence: Was banished from his order when he shouted, “Don’t go in there!” during a screening of classic horror film Halloween. Ilya Petrov, Vow of Chastity: Says Petrov, “I broke my vow of chastity but I kept my vow of being the frickin’ man! Woo! Give it up for P-Dog!”Anastasios Pappas, Vow of Poverty: The other monks suspected Pappas might have entered and won the lottery when he began taking a helicopter from the kitchen to the library.
Veggie Garden draws on the traditions of Punjabi and North Indian cuisine, discriminately spicing authentic vegetarian dishes to awaken the flavours of vegetables, cheeses, grains, and legumes. The menu seduces both herbivores and those who adhere to steak-shaped food rainbows alike with dishes such as the South Indian specialty masala dosa, a rice-and-black-lentil pancake stuffed with potatoes and spices ($8.99). Entrees include the mutter mushroom, sautéed with green peas in butter before being dressed in onions and tamarind sauce ($7.99). The baingan bharta ($9.99) mashes smoked eggplant with spices, onions, and tomatoes and is served with a side of residual good karma from Mother Earth. Palates enlivened by the eatery's delicately incorporated spices can change directions with desserts such as kheer kesari, a rice pudding swaddling saffron and nuts. Between bites, Veggie Garden's free WiFi encourages plant gnashers to hop online to check on their virtual organic farms.