Urban Cantina’s chefs create a big menu packed with Mexican favorites. From popular dishes such as the super chimichangas and urban carnitas to crispy roasted pork served with a guacamole salad, tortillas, and rice and beans, their food underscores the staff's commitment to freshness. The team also folds authentic Mexican tacos such as shrimp or fish tacos and al pastor or crunchy tinga tacos with chipotle-marinated chicken. For a lighter meal, the chefs create “skinny” options such as salads, tacos with grilled chicken and low-fat corn tortillas, plus naked fajitas that come with no tortillas, no pants, and no shame.
Gerard Jamgotchian, a native of Marseilles, France and L'Eden's chef, plates up a menu of homemade esculent experiences with diverse flavors from exotic locales such as India, Panama, and the Mediterranean. Amid the dark wood and exposed brick of the dining room or outside in the covered garden, morning munchers can rev up the day with a savory breakfast croissant, featuring eggs, ham, and swiss cheese, served with fresh fruit ($5.95). Open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday, L'Eden slings out French classics such as ratatouille stew ($7.50), a duck-and-brie crépe ($14), or quiche lorraine ($9.50). Sample selections from various worldly regions without the use of red teleportation slippers by sinking teeth into the petit couscous inspired by Tunisian cuisine ($12), the vegetables biryani from India ($12), or the shaslik filet-mignon kebabs hailing from mother Russia ($14). L'Eden also carries a wine roster boasting selections from vineyards of France, Italy, California, and the child-laden hills of Neverland.
In creating a recipe for a romantic and pleasurable night out, few ingredients create the same synergy as wine, cheese, and jazz. The founders of Crumb&Cork put their spin on this formula by offering a menu with more than 28 artisanal cheeses and 40 wines from around the globe, which their patrons sip and sample amid an atmosphere permeated by live jazz music on Fridays and Saturdays. In an effort to encourage tastings, the owners sell their wines by the glass and decorate the space with comfortable furnishings so their clientele feel free to linger and chat.
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Paninoteca’s chefs craft classic Mediterranean dishes with high-quality ingredients for guests in the bustling dining room or on the outdoor patio. By day, join the cheerful throng of diners to nosh starter plates of antipasti ($9.50) with sliced italian meats, cheeses, and olives. Discuss the nearby art museum's masterpieces or beautifully maintained drywall with like-minded friends over a decoupage of grilled chicken and apple salad ($10). Paninoteca’s culinary muses elevate traditional gyros with herb-roasted lamb in a pita sandwich drizzled with tzatziki sauce ($9.50), and amuse palates with the italian panini menu, on which the chicken pancetta ($8.50) delivers hard-pressed punch lines of sun-dried tomato and slapstick spinach taking clownish pratfalls.
In an effort to find a healthy alternative to fast food without sacrificing speediness, the creators of Pita Pit began assembling their signature sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks. At each location customers can sample thin pitas that encircle lean, grilled meats and fresh veggies. Sandwich selections span the spectrum from gyro meat and falafel to turkey and prime rib. The staff empowers customers to make healthy choices by displaying nutrition information for its bread and meats, and by offering a selection of healthy sandwiches.