The retro sign for Tom & Jimmy's at The Star Drive-In beckons to an earlier time of diner glory with its oversize font and lone star twinkling at the top; a beacon for passing motorists looking to refuel. Here the team serves classic American food in a room that also feel like a classic American spot with its bright red counter and black-and-white checker tiles. But beyond the way things look here, it's really what comes out of the kitchen that brings locals on down. For one, cooks press each burger by hand before placing it on the grill. They also take the same care with their specialty pizzas, which can be topped with regular pepperoni and red sauce or more out-of-the-box options such as chorizo, fried chicken, and ranch sauce. Gifford's Famous Ice Cream is also a staple here and is served by the scoop or pint, the same denominations used to dispense your change.
100-percent olive oil, homemade recipes, and family. These are the components of the menu at Monsini's Family Pizzeria. Using practices passed down through generations, the cooks' casual Italian cuisine includes Sicilian-style pizzas in traditional and unconventional varieties, such as chicken-bacon ranch. Meatballs, sausage, and chicken Parmesan, meanwhile, top a variety of pastas, from spaghetti to ziti and ravioli.
Deavila's crafts breakfasts with glamor. An Old Hollywood theme pervades the menu, which starts off mornings with red-carpet-worthy skillets, pancakes, and benedicts. Even the most classic dishes are subject to inventive reboots: corned beef hash might incorporate linguica, while omelets are filled with pesto and grape tomatoes. Classic recipes are the specialty, though, for which brunch seekers are grateful.