At Furoshiki, head chef Mark Teng re-creates traditional Asian comfort-food recipes in an intimate, friendly atmosphere. Guests can belly up to the bar to share cocktails and laughs with friends, warm up with bowls of hearty pork-bone and kimchi ramen, or indulge in hearty steamed bun sandwiches.
Since assuming the reins at Nathan's Soup and Salad in 2007, owner Rick Torcello has continued to warm bellies with the same homemade soup, bread, and salad recipes developed and perfected by the eatery's eponymous founding family in 1980. Bowls brim with 40 soup varieties, including classic flavors such as Grandma’s Italian wedding, as well as Rick’s own innovative chilled-fruit and dessert soups that buck conventionality like a penguin dressed in overalls. Fresh-baked breads and deli sandwiches on fresh croissants flank steaming cups, bowls, pints, and quarts of soup, and recipe contests inspire diners to add their favorite combinations to the lengthy menu. Nathan’s quaint original location rests beneath an inviting burgundy awning, and the carry-out-only convenience of the Park Avenue establishment warms on-the-go eaters.
The staff at Colie's Cafe seeks to embody the affability and good nature of Albert Coleman "Colie" Linehan, a Canandaigua native born in 1917 and known for his joviality. According to Metromix, owner Michael Linehan, Colie's grandson, crafts hearty sandwiches, wraps, and pizzas to cement his station in the family lineage. In addition to its specialty sandwiches served on white, wheat, rye, or a roll, the eatery offers wraps, quesadillas, and sandwiches served in gluten-free tortillas as well as menu items with fewer than 600 calories for diners with a fear of large numbers.
The bean blazers at Boulder Coffee Company flame-roast their coffee before brewing signature coffees and espressos. Sink into a comfy couch or float lazily on the aromatic wafts of fresh coffee while sipping on the caramel macchiato, a vanilla latte topped with caramel sauce, or a spiced chai. An artful atmosphere beckons the caffeinated critic with walls lined with paintings and negative space for seeing what's going on outside. Boulder Coffee Company’s open-mic night allows anyone to sign up to deliver comedy or perform espresso spit takes; check the calendar for an idea of upcoming acts.
When Chocolate & Vines proprietor Michael transformed the first floor of his historic home into a wine bar, he strove to preserve the space?s sense of domestic comfort: stenciled wallpaper and crystal-draped chandeliers adorn the sunlit dining room, where guests can cruise free WiFi.
This sense of delicate grandeur matches Chocolates & Vines sugary treats: chocolate truffles? glossy shells are laced with intricate designs, and cakes sport tufts of mousse and layers of mascarpone. Servers are happy to recommend flavor pairings from Chocolate & Vines? menu of more than 100 wines and beers. Alternatively, guests can opt to sip French-pressed coffees and herbal teas.