The menu at A-Town Pizza & Kabob House is diverse in a rather unconventional way?diners will find a mix of Italian, Afghan, and American food. Crowning the selection of 13 specialty pizzas is the A-Town special, a pie that?s buried under 20 toppings including salami, jalapeno, feta, and pineapple. Diners can choose up to four toppings to put in a calzone, and a succinct lineup of pasta dishes further solidifies the menu's allegiance to Italian tradition. Afghan spices, meanwhile, flavor lamb, beef, or chicken kabobs, and, like the edible ink used to sign the Constitution, sandwiches and hot wings burst with all-American flavors.
Cooks at Pavlo's Pizza and Pasta rise early each day to craft fresh pizza dough and sauce for their signature pies. The crisp circlets sport never-frozen ingredients including artichoke hearts, garlic, linguica, feta cheese, and pesto sauce. At large booths, silverware clatters percussively, and delivery drivers rush past, transporting pizzas to customers staying in for the evening or pretending not to be stuck in wet cement. Half racks of baby-back ribs share the tables with oven-baked sandwiches stuffed with house-made meatballs and marinara sauce.
Papa Murphy’s serves up a tasty menu of handmade take ‘n’ bake pizzas created using dough, cheese, meats, and veggies that are freshly prepared every day. After customers choose their pie, Papa Murphy's personable pizza fashioners will build the pizza in-store and then package it for customers to bake at home in the oven, in a pottery kiln, or over a pile of burning cookbooks. Customers can select one of Papa Murphy's signature pizzas or customize their pie to a more specific taste, culling from the four sauces, three crusts, and more than 20 toppings available.
Peek through Laurus Bistro's open-exhibition kitchen to watch executive chef Matthew Silverman concoct his contemporary Mediterranean fare, greeting diners with a fresh and daily-changing lunch and dinner menu. Pair an eligible spicy pita chip with the white-bean hummus ($9) or sip the truffled cauliflower bisque ($4–$8) to prime your mouth motors before revving up for the wood-fired pepperoni caesar flatbread, a savory dish with crisp romaine lettuce, shaved asiago, and tomato sauce ($6–$12). Alternatively, you can carefully snorkel through the bouillabaisse's broth to find mussels, clams, and halibut ($14–$25) or gently guide a flavorful flock of lamb Bolognese and tagliatelle ($9–$17) to your mouth pasture.
Diners customize their meals from Garlex Pizza and Ribs’ menu of pies and tender ribs with freshly made dough, five different pizza sauces, and three rib styles seasoned in house. Specialty pizzas ($8.99–$30.99) combine creamy white sauce, cooked tomatoes, and chicken-breast meat on the Spicy Chicken combo and fashion the Artichoke Delight by reuniting marinated artichoke hearts with their childhood friends on a zesty pesto base. Half racks of baby-back bones on the rib sample ($10.99) encourage eaters to smother faces from dimple to dimple with honey-barbecue, sweet-teriyaki, or hot-and-spicy sauce. Shy chipotle-chicken pasta plates drag along cheesy garlic-bread security blankets to soak up their kicked-up cream sauce dotted with kernels of sweet corn ($10.99).
Plenty of international influences show up on Park Chow’s self-described “All-American” menu. Patrons can twirl their fork in plates of Thai noodles with chicken and peanuts, or they can dig into old-fashioned spaghetti and meatballs. For weekday breakfast or weekend brunch, they might savor french toast, Irish oatmeal, or huevos rancheros. No matter the dish, Chow harvests their ingredients from local sources: free-range chicken and organic beef come from nearby farms, the seafood is always wild, and desserts are baked fresh daily. Even the apple, orange, and grapefruit juices are pressed to order, though time constraints prevent the restaurant from growing the fruit while you wait.