The globetrotting menu at Pasta Factory takes tired taste buds on a worldwide tour of noodle nourishment. Start your journey south of the border with spinach con queso, a warm tortilla-chip jacuzzi of red peppers, onions, and spinach, mixed into melted pepper jack cheese ($4.99), or take the traditional route down the Mediterranean with a gondola full of fresh buffalo mozzarella tossed with olive oil, basil, roasted peppers, and roma tomatoes ($3.99). Tongues can keep wagging in Italy with main dishes such as tortellini alla vodka, which mingles cheese-shaped noodles with prosciutto, diced tomatoes, red onions, and a tangy sauce ($8.69). Diners also can visit a Greek salad, which mixes rotini pasta with Greek dressing, salad fixings, feta, and pepperoncini ($6.29), before returning to the United States for a classic beef stroganoff, featuring sautéed mushrooms, sirloin, and sour cream ($8.19). The restaurant also offers a variety of non-pasta items and a kids' menu, which caters to potentially picky eaters with standbys such as chicken tenders, mac 'n' cheese, and simple buttery noodles ($3.39).
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Amid cheerful lime-green and exposed-brick walls, The Chopping Block’s stylists create precision haircuts, color tresses with Wella hair color, and tame frizzy locks with texturizing treatments. The salon features Paul Mitchell products, and also offers facial waxing to remove unwanted hair or add manly heft to the jaw of a waxwork Nicolas Cage.
Jitters cafe's tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings are made from scratch using as many natural and organic ingredients as possible. Start your morning with a gourmet coffee creation or a smoothie paired with a toasty Belgian waffle. Midday munchers can enjoy a variety of salads, sandwiches, and freshly prepared soups, taking breaks between bites to play checkers, scrabble, or to swallow. Jitters hosts an open mic from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and features acoustic entertainment during the same evening hours on weekends.
Sun streams through big windows at The Eatery at Carol's Place as diners sip on steaming cups of coffee and choose from an extensive menu of breakfast and lunch comfort food. Breakfast options include a variety of sandwiches and wraps, sweet delights such as belgian waffels and fluffy pancakes, and family-style breakfast options to share, such as a breakfast pizza with eggs and cheese. Lunch brings classic diner fare such as hearty salads, a make-your-own sandwich bar, burgers, and signature dishes such as Carol's "Famous" Open Faced Meatball or Eggplant Sub with housemade sauce. The casual restaurant evokes a homey feeling with a chalkboard menu, vases of cut flowers, and a cozy corner bookshelf.