Growing up in a family with nine kids, Cornell Sample came to cherish the big suppers that brought his clan together after often-chaotic days. The tradition is what guides his operations at Pit Master Barbeque, where he and his team create meals that can easily feed whole families on days when schedules are tight. All of the dishes come in a range of sizes, from a la carte sandwiches stuffed with smoked meats to dinner platters that come paired with two home-style sides and a slice of cornbread. They start cooking meats early every morning, periodically slathering pulled pork, full slabs of ribs, and beef brisket with signature sauce. Each of the meats, as well as the sides and classic Southern desserts such as banana pudding and peach cobbler, can be ordered by the pan, creating easy meals for large groups or someone training to be someone’s date at a Southern wedding.
Housed in a historic 110-year-old building, Savannah’s evokes the grandeur of the past with formal décor such as a marble fireplace, weathered-wood paneling, and flowing drapes. Tables covered in white linens populate with juicy steaks and seafood fillets that show flashes of Italian and French influence in their delicate wine and butter sauces. A separate gluten-free menu makes the most of choice cuts, such as a 20-ounce porterhouse and tender center-cut pork chops. Servers can suggest wine or liquor pairings from Savannah's substantial bar list or add to the historic atmosphere by playing a baroque concerto on the rims of wineglasses.
Stevi B’s pizza-crafting professionals toss together hand-made dough, original sauce, 100% real cheese, and fresh, hand-selected ingredients to construct traditional and anomalous pies within a festive buffet setting. Ogle the extensive menu before lining plates with handmade bread sticks and slices from specialty pies, such as the bacon-sprinkled loaded baked potato pizza ($5.99–$8.99 for carryout) or the macaroni and cheese pizza ($5.99–$8.99 for carryout), a culinary fusion of alfredo sauce and elbow noodles that invoke childhood memories of singing about Yankee Doodle Dandy's mistake of sticking a blue box in his hat and calling it an authentic pasta dinner. Along with serving round-crusted fare, these pizza wizards are game to create any other combination of toppings, delivering customized inventions directly to tables at no extra charge. The smorgasbord of spherical spreads also boasts a salad bar and a slew of desert pizzas that include a chocolate bavarian crème ($5.99–$7.99 for carryout). Buffet prices at the Woodhaven location are $6.29 for adults and $3.59 for kids 10 and younger (3 and under are free), not including drinks. Buffet prices at the Chesterfield Township location are $6.29 for adults and $3.89 for kids 10 and younger, not including drinks.
Owner Gus Dimopoulos and his amiable staff have whipped up scratch-made bites of home cooking every day at Mom's Restaurant for more than two decades. Early risers and insomnia-plagued owls can restock energy reserves with a menu of sun-up starters such as the hearty country-fried steak and eggs ($5.95), and the waffle crowned with fresh blueberries ($4.50).
Wild Coney & Grill serves up American diner staples with a Mediterranean twist, sliding diners a menu full of hot dogs, gyros, and burgers. Coney Island dogs ($1.95) arrive doused in traditional chili, mustard, and onion toppings, and buns and firmly gripped fingers struggle to contain the seasoned ground beef and the laissez-faire political leanings of the loose burger ($2.25). The gyros supreme meal ($7.75) pairs pita-enveloped lean lamb and cucumber sauce with a fresh, vegetable-rich mini Greek salad and fries. The restaurant serves hearty breakfasts all day, bearing heavy platters of the Wild breakfast special ($5.75), weighted with three large eggs, two slices of bacon, sausage, one slice of ham, and an astronaut-collected cube of jellied sun.
Upbeat melodies from live musicians travel to each table inside The Mexican Grill on select weekends, blending with the aromas of authentic-style southwestern cuisine. The kitchen staff assembles fresh ingredients into shareable appetizers, dinners, and 14 varieties of burritos. Painted artwork and Mexican flags hang from the casual eatery's colourful walls and serve as a backdrop to events such as Friday karaoke nights, where diners can sing odes to their favourite sombrero and vice versa. To complement meals, servers pour specialty drinks such as sangria and margaritas into giant glasses.