Conquer pancake addictions, treat sandwich deficiencies, and confront fermented-grape-juice obsessions at Taste Cafe. The Sunday brunch menu brims over with egg-based treats, ranging from the traditional croissant sandwich ($6.50) to the more elaborate Robin's South African breakfast, with scrambled eggs, braised tomato, onion, and bacon ($7.50). The lunch menu fills boxes and stomachs with fun fare such as the tongue-in-cheekily fancy le cheekon sandwich, bedecked with grilled chicken, apples, brie, and honey butter ($7.49). The crafty comestible creators also prepare a dinner menu of tastetastical tapas and entrees that change every night. Past incarnation have included tapas with hot queso blanco and mango salsa ($6) and beef stroganoff served with a side salad and choice of mixed vegetables, brown rice, mashed or rosemary potatoes, or egg noodles ($12). Finish off any meal with one of many desserts baked on location and constantly changing to keep pastry saboteurs and industry spies baffled.
The chefs at Tasty Thai Cafe piece together a spread of classic Thai recipes with garlic, coriander, mint, lemongrass, and other quintessential spices. Pad Thai, lad nar, and other noodle dishes share menu space with sweet and sour chicken, basil fried rice, and specialty creations, such as the Two Friends Panang curry filled with chicken and shrimp tethered by mixed vegetables and lanyard bracelets. Thai iced tea and coffee, wines, and desserts, including mango sticky rice and fried bananas, help round out each meal.
Grind House Bar & Grill doles out 42 beer selections from around the globe, a full liquor bar, and a tongue tantalizing American and British pub menu within the four corners of its cream-colored walls. Soothe grumbling stomachs with the smoked fish spread ($6.50) or a cup of lobster and shrimp bisque ($3.50). Carnivorous canines swoon for the top sirloin doused in creamy mushroom sauce ($16.20), and fish fanatics joyously reel in the battered cod and crispy chips ($8.99–$12.99). For a true taste of Great Britain, peckish patrons can order the bangers and mash ($9.95) and the trifle, a custardy fruit-laden dessert ($4.99). More domestic desires can be sated with the apple pie ($4.50) served with a side of freshly mashed baseballs.
The culinary crew at Johnny's Italian Restaurant has been churning out Italian favorites for more than three decades, peppering an extensive menu with a savory spectrum of lunch and dinner options and baking life into more than 600 loaves of Johnny's bread every day. After settling down in a dining room that seats nearly 200 hungry humans, guests can sample midday morsels, which include a cache of focaccia, hot, and cold sandwiches ($4.99+) in addition to smaller versions of dinner fare. Chicken piccata dons a piquant coat of lemon, capers, and white wine before perching on a nest of fettuccine alfredo ($13.49 for dinner; $8.99 for lunch). Diners can twist forks or freshly forged tridents around strands of vermicelli—which entangles succulent shrimp, scallops, and mussels in the eatery's frutti di mare ($13.49)—or delight in 7 ounces' worth of tender filet mignon ($18.99), which chefs grill to order and slather with creamed happiness. Specialty pizzas round off the rich selection in varieties such as the stone-baked hawaiian pizza, ham and pineapple on a crust cooked to a crisp ($14.49).
The chefs at Taverna Skara never stray far from garlic, tahini, olive oil, and other quintessential Greek seasonings. Chilled dips, such as hummus, and warm appetizers, such as grilled haloumi cheese, kick off meals before waiters bring out rich entrees, such as pastitsio, which layers thick pasta, ground beef, and béchamel sauce inside a traditional clay pot. As diners sip Greek and Napa wines, they settle into blue pillow-topped banquettes beneath a mural of Greek figures draped in togas sewn from some of Zeus’s old curtains.
The sound of the sizzling skillet is as regular as a rooster's crow each morning at Rodie’s Restaurant & Pancake House. Before long, the wait staff is delivering skillets, omelets and crepe creations to diners eagerly clutching their forks, knifes, and maple-tree taps. As the afternoon sun perches high in the sky, the lunch crowd lingers to enjoy greek salads and triple-decker sandwiches paired with a collection of homemade soups.
Famous Greek Salads serves a bountiful menu of handmade, freshly prepared Greek and American eats. Devour a gyro filled with sliced spiced beef, lamb, and tzatziki sauce paired with your choice of potato salad, pasta salad, or chips ($6.95), or enjoy the namesake greek salad piled high with an ample array of fresh vegetables, greek olives, pepperoncini, potato salad, feta cheese, and greek dressing, served with greek bread and butter (traditional $6.95, chopped $7.95). A sharable greek sampler platter makes for a memorable mealtime for two, loaded with dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with rice and greek herbs), hummus or tzatziki spread with pita bread and olives, and feta- and spinach-stuffed spanakopita ($7.95).