Luxy 101 puts a glamorous spin on the traditional sports bar. There isn't just one TV––instead, games unfold on 15 high-definition monitors. Likewise, a patron can order one beer, or order 101 different beers thanks to the vast beer selection that lends the bar its name. Mixologist-crafted cocktails complement the brews, delighting palates with liquors ranging from dragonfruit vodka to Bacardi, and mixers spanning pineapple juice to ice cream.
The food is a similar mix of classic American and upscale fare. A burger and fries, for example, means fries made with duck fat and a fresh burger topped with extras such as avocado and blue cheese, or aged gouda and an egg. The pizza is similarly revamped, from the crust––an artisanal flatbread––to the toppings including fig, prosciutto, and arugula.
Founded by French-trained chocolatier Elizabeth Chung, who was named one of the top chocolatiers and confectioners in America in 2012, Ciel Chocolatier produces small-batch, handcrafted, and exquisitely flavored chocolates. Ciel employs ingredients such as fresh, locally sourced cream, butter imported from France, and cocoa imported from plantations in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic to craft smooth chocolate pieces flavored with exotic and creative ingredients including fruit, aromatic flowers, tea, liquor, or a melted Rubik's cube. The shop hosts a rotating menu of 25–30 flavors per day, allowing patrons to mix and match treats or discern their favorite flavor for edible gifts and party favors. As the decadent treats contain no preservatives, like a snowman’s last will and testament, pieces must be eaten within two weeks.
The raw ingredients that RJ Chinese Kitchen's staff uses to craft its classic Chinese-American cuisine is delivered twice a week to guarantee freshness. That's not the only straight-forward approach they take to food, either. Customers first choose whether they want rice or noodles as a side before selecting one of the beef or chicken entrees, all of which need no MSG or pixie dust to enhance their flavor.
Since 1994, locals have flocked to Gam Ja Gol in pursuit of piping hot and hearty portions of Korean cuisine. In the interim, the hot-pot hot-spot has done so well that the owners have opened up a second location. That means double the bibim bap, spicy squid, pork belly, and barbecue ribs the restaurant's fans applaud. Authentic flourishes add to the restaurant's appeal. Many entrees arrive in traditional stone bowls, keeping the kimchi-laden rice and vegetables warm.
Authentic Korean flavors and crowd-pleasing portions extend to the libations as well. The bar overflows with Korean vodka, fruit wine, and rice wine. Be sure to try the well-known spicy pork bone potato soup?a Gam Ja Gol classic called gamja tang.
Ono Hawaiian BBQ brings the island to the mainland with tender meats soaked in made-from-scratch marinades. Chefs hand roll chicken katsu in panko bread crumbs to give it a fresh, crispy texture, and assemble generous portions of crispy shrimp, island whitefish, and barbecue chicken in the seafood mix.