Pallino serves up a menu of fresh, made-to-order Italian specialties in a casual setting inspired by family gatherings and leisurely bocce games. Antipasti such as roasted garlic and cheese flatbread ($5.95) prep palates for main dishes and help patrons evade amorous vampire kisses. Featuring braised beef and pork with Chianti-spiked tomato sauce and a whisper of cream, mama's meat sauce with rigatoni ($8.95) banishes any doubt about how mama used to get her little noodles to sleep through the night. Pizzas round out the menu with combinations including prosciutto and roasted fig ($6.95/$12.49) and Italian sausage and mushroom ($6.95/$12.49), and paninis ($4.75 for a half; $6.95 for a whole) come with a choice of warm chips or carrot sticks, which are less warm, but make up for it with their svelte figures and pretty faces. Decadent gelato is maneuvered into an array of desserts—it's squeezed between two cookies in gelato sliders ($5.95), topped with espresso and whipped cream in an affogato ($3.50), and bobbing in a soda float, flavored with a choice of syrup ($4.95). Most importantly, the friendly staff and quick service will allow you to make the most of a hearty dinner enjoyed in the clean dining room or as a speedy carryout order.
Cherry Street Coffee House displays local art, hosts live music, and holds events at each of its locations. Steam rises from blends of house coffees, forming the shape of perfume bottles that spritz the cafes with the aromas of Brazil nuts and dark cocoa. A medley of coffee beans from Papua New Guinea and Central and South America flavor the signature espresso, which guests can enjoy in between bites of house-made breakfast bagels, quiche, pastries, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Cherry Street's kitchen staff supplies a list of ingredients, highlighting which vibrant dishes are vegan, contain dairy and nuts, or plan to transform into dairy and nuts.
The yogurteria is conveniently located within the Uwajimya Village Food Court and employs the use of only 100% non-fat creamed curds, made from premium imported Greek yogurt. Like mankind's other utopian island, the corner dry cleaner, the creamery houses a selection of frozen flavors that rotate on a weekly basis, with frequent appearances from the likes of green tea, lychee, pomegranate, and avocado lime, alongside the always present plain. Tasty toppings for the tangy treat include everything from fresh black- and blueberries to Fruity Pebbles and chocolate sauce, so mix and match the three most likely to delight your mouth.
At Sweet Iron's brand-new location, natural and locally grown ingredients are pressed into cast-iron Belgian waffle irons to create rich, dense waffles in the tradition of Liège waffles from Eastern Belgium. Liège waffles are thick and chewy, with chunks of caramelized sugar pearls throughout, creating a lightly cakey way to satisfy a malnourished sweet tooth. For a fruity treat, snag a banana brulée waffle, topped with Sweet Iron's house-made caramel sauce and whipped cream ($3.99), or the strawberry and whipped cream waffle ($3.99), drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar. If you're craving something savory, try the Applegate bacon waffle ($4.99) or the brie and basil, with imported Val de Soane cheese ($4.99). Wash everything down with a steaming Stumptown latte ($2.90/small) or a doppio espresso ($2), among other liquid wonders. Check out the full menu here.
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