Since 1999, Rami's Pizza has packed its signature marinara sauce with fresh ingredients, filling calzones and topping pizzas, pastas, and Italian-style sandwiches made daily. Stone-baked pizzas crowned with traditional ingredients are made to-order, eliminating the need for tricks used by other pizzerias, such as hotboxes and adult-sized Easy-Bake Ovens.
Le Petit Cheesecakes' bakers blend fresh cream cheeses, flavored extracts, and cream into 2- to 4-ounce cheesecakes. They then sprinkle the miniature treats with sweets including their own candied nuts, sometimes paired with a dollop of bourbon whipped cream or stripe of chocolate ganache. Catering to dessert-lovers on the go, the cook’s cheesecake bonbons pack sweet flavor on an easy-to-carry and even-easier-to-swordfight-with stick. The confectioners make every effort to comply with requests for substitutions, and can also whip up a full-sized 10-inch cheesecake upon request. No matter what the sugary need, all works of edible art are available for hand delivery within the San Antonio metro area.
Cosenza's Cannolis, a bakery located inside Lil' Bobbies Italian Ice Shop, serves up decadent Italian-style desserts of every type. Each cannoli is made-to-order with shells filled with fresh sweetened ricotta cheese, which come in 17 flavors including chocolate chip or amaretto. Along with the delectable cannolis, Consenza's also offers gluten-free cake, Italian-style cookies, and Torrone.
The barbecuing buffs at Backyard Grill Burgers and Takos sear juicy morsels of beef bound for the menu's build-your-own or specialty burgers and behemoth tacos. Grill masters transform the classic American hamburger with eclectic toppings including chipotle, pineapple, ham, and jalapeños, and cooks can even crown eager beef patties with onion rings, signaling that the once-lonesome handhelds are newly engaged. Backyard Grill Burgers and Takos also loads colossal, oversized tortillas with upscale stuffings such as sizzling sirloin or rib-eye steak.
Yum Yum Thai Cuisine's chefs craft a creative Thai and Chinese menu that garnered features in the Express News "Just a Taste" column and on KTSA's "The Dish." The team allows seafood to flourish by placing it on a plate with chinese shrimp and lobster sauce or in an "ocean deep" clay pot filled with glass noodles, squid, scallops, and maybe a sunken treasure. They grant pineapple a break from its day job as headwear by hollowing out its halves and fashioning them into a bowl for boneless roasted duck in red curry or shrimp-and-pineapple fried rice. By preparing starters, such as crispy deep-fried dragonfly rolls, and refreshing desserts, such as house-made coconut ice cream, the kitchen staff bookends the dining experience with cuisine as appealing as the entrees that form their centerpieces.
Plush sofas, heavy curtains, and sinuous Middle Eastern furnishings set an exotic scene for feasting on Gypsy Cafe's Mediterranean cuisine. In the kitchen, chefs marinate beef kebabs in special gypsy seasoning and roll lamb kebabs in spices before plating them next to hummus dip. Although kebabs are the restaurant's specialty, the menu also makes an impression on palates with beverages such as fresh fruit smoothies, Arabic mint teas, and powerful Turkish coffee. After dinner, guests might head over to the hookah section of the cafe for a few flavorful puffs?hookah varieties include kiwi, jasmine, and winter flower shisha.