Chef Reggi, the reigning pit master at Reggi’s BBQ & Wings, piles hickory-wood-smoked and sauce-slathered pork, chicken, and beef high on hearty dinner plates or inside hefty sandwiches. Sauce-friendly fingers can leaf through the menu before settling on the Monterey chicken sandwich, featuring a juicy poultry serenade with a sautéed-onion and bell-pepper accompaniment on a bed of jack cheese ($4.89). Regular ($5.89) or jumbo pork sandwiches ($6.89) mingle with french fries, laze alongside baked beans, or play horseshoes with onion rings, and platters of rib tips ($8.99), pulled pork ($7.89), and beef brisket ($8.99) convene with cool coleslaw, texas toast, potato salad, or french fries. Weighing in at either a half pound or a full pound, bulk packs of pork, beef, rib tips, or barbecue bologna expedite the journey from the lips to the stomach with an irresistible heft of meat and promises of a better tomorrow ($4.29–$8.59).
Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory delights bellies with a profusion of time-tested victuals, including pizza lauded by Taste of the Islands. Spend quality face time with one of the specialty pies, such as the Nor'easter ($17.95 for a large), which is bedecked in buffalo chicken and blue cheese as regally as Emeril's prom tux. Overstimulated taste buds cool off on one of more than 25 flavors of soft-serve ($1.95+), which act as cool building blocks for sundaes, milkshakes, and malts. Rev eating engines with a double-shot cappuccino ($3) before searching the crusty confines of the variety of bagels ($1.25), burgers, and sandwiches ($5.75+) like a forgetful baker.
Sparky's Pizzeria and Grill's menu boasts freshly prepared pizza, burgers, salads, and sizzling steaks from the grill. Perfect for birthdays, corporate picnics, or attracting sharks strangely partial to pizza, the party package facilitates feeding frenzies of up to 25 people with a large garden salad, 50 hand-breaded chicken tenders, and five 18" pizzas. Like a football made out of helmet-attracting magnets, the New York–style thin- or thick-and-chewy-crust pizzas come with unlimited toppings, including meats, vegetables, cheeses, and sauces, from a list of more than 20 different ingredients. The boneless white-meat chicken tenders provide an auxiliary supply of finger foods when the pizza-well runs dry, and the garden-salad bowl helps spruce up plate landscapes.
Maxies' grillmasters lead taste buds on a tour of Windy City cooking with a menu of juicy burgers, hot dogs, and more. Test the tubular tastes of the Chicago–style char dog ($4.49), laden with toppings including grilled onions, peppers, and celery salt, or take teeth on a trip through the half-pound bacon cheeseburger ($5.49). The classic italian beef ($5.99) pairs well with a side of sweet-potato fries ($2.29), a spicy dollop of giardinera ($.50), or a cruise through the restaurant's cheddar-filled replica of the Venetian canals. Maxies' build-your-own salad option ($4.99–$7.50) also sets out a spread of veggie-friendly edible embellishments, allowing diners to drizzle a choice of 20 dressings atop artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, and wasabi peas.
Hailing from humble beginnings in a renovated Mississippian gas station, McAlister's Deli has revolutionized the concept of fast food with healthy fare recognized by Parents in 2009. Premium ingredients, such as Black Angus roast beef and black forest ham, pile upon stuffed potatoes or artisan bread, sating hungers and silencing stomachs before they recite bank-account numbers. As patrons wait for servers to deliver meals, they sip signature sweet tea, swirled together onsite daily from pure cane sugar and a rainforest-certified black-tea blend as dictated by a closely guarded recipe.
Harvey’s South Street Comedy Club provides a rotating variety of comedic talent for energetic crowds. Depending on their party size and fear of chairs, customers can relax at a table or a booth, where they can sit back and enjoy an evening of professional comedy. Weekend shows feature nationally touring comedians such as Southern charmer Matt Mitchell, who performs Friday, May 27.