Zante Cafe crafts a culinary collage of Cajun, Creole, Italian, Greek, and French flavors, fresh to order, in its inviting familial atmosphere. Reward your mouth for years of service by decorating it with medallions of louisiana crab cakes ($7.99 at lunch; $9 at dinner), which are sidekicked by creole rémoulade. The frog legs sauce piquant find their princely place on plates after smothered in fresh herbs, deglazed with wine, kissed with lemon juice, and kickboxed by an archduke ($10.99 lunch; $19 dinner). Or uncover the gastronomic character of the Mediterranean shores by sampling tangles of pasta primavera ($7.99 lunch; $15 dinner), or, if dining for lunch, commemorate baby Hercules's first medicine ball exercise with a bulbous gyro pita ($8.99). Guests can then feel free to cap off an evening meal—such as the French-faring rib eye with sauce au poivre ($23)—with a sweet serving of bananas foster ($8).
Currents sweeps taste buds out to sea on a wave of tasty seafood and carefully crafted gourmet fare. Diners can search the menu to locate flavorful starters such as a plate of prosciutto-wrapped shrimp ($9.80), brie with pesto and almonds ($9.30), or the snails leslie served in brandy with toast points ($7.90). A bowl of lobster-and-crab bisque ($6) could inspire your mouth to throw itself hungrily at New York strip steak ($22.50) or meatloaf in hoisin barbecue sauce ($10.90), although it might prefer to stick with water-related edibles such as the seared salmon ($17.50). Currents boasts an array of red, white, and sparkling wines for cuisine coupling, and also treats diners to a full bar featuring fine brews, dessert drinks, cocktails, and specialty martinis such as the double bubble tini ($8), a mix of Three-O Bubble vodka and pink lemonade.
Stelios Migdakis had long dreamt of moving his family from New York to Florida’s sun-drenched shores, jumping at the chance to open an eatery in Tarpon Springs’ Greek Town. He draws from the Old World recipes of his kin in Crete and his wife's relatives in Lesvos to compose a menu consisting of delicately battered seafood and slow-roasted lamb and beef. Within the elegant eatery, murals of serene Greek isles and grazing herds of Trojan horses punctuate the pale-marble walls as Greek music spills out onto the adjoining patio.
The sound of the sizzling skillet is as regular as a rooster's crow each morning at Rodie’s Restaurant & Pancake House. Before long, the wait staff is delivering skillets, omelets and crepe creations to diners eagerly clutching their forks, knifes, and maple-tree taps. As the afternoon sun perches high in the sky, the lunch crowd lingers to enjoy greek salads and triple-decker sandwiches paired with a collection of homemade soups.
Since opening its doors in 1988, Snappers Grill & Comedy Club has entertained guests with events including standup comedy shows, live music performances, karaoke nights, and poker tournaments. A variety of comedic performers, including Dustin Diamond, have paced across the showroom stage, telling jokes that stirred eruptions of laughter and applause. The club also hosts live music performances and offers seating for patrons looking to munch on the menu's burgers, wraps, and sandwiches.
Guests may also hang out on Snappers' patio, where a DJ spins live music every Friday and Saturday night and locals explore new ranges of their falsetto during Tuesday karaoke.
Though Gino Bonetti has lived in Florida for nearly a quarter-century, he has every right to call his pizza New York-style. The Sicilian-born restaurateur lived in Queens for 30 years, during which time he fell hard for the city's versions of his native Italian cuisine. Since 1993, Gino, his wife, Arlene, and their two children have operated Gino's NY Style Pizzeria, where chefs prepare both Neapolitan- and Sicilian-inspired pies. Whichever style they choose, customers can have their pizzas topped with anything from meatballs and eggplant to premium toppings such as prosciutto and artichoke hearts.
In addition to pizza, the cooks also whip up hot and cold subs brimming with veal cutlets or cappicola, as well as use traditional recipes to prepare a lineup of baked pasta dishes, including a lobster ravioli with homemade vodka sauce. In good Italian tradition, they bolster their myriad of chicken, veal, or seafood entrees with a hearty side of pasta and garlic rolls. Gino's also provides catering services, as well as can help plan complete events with recommendations for local equipment rental, videographers, and linen providers.