A piece of food soars through the air, landing squarely in the open mouth of a patron. The other 19 guests at the table cheer. Then an egg pops up high above their heads. During its descent, a man standing before the seated crowd pulls open his breast pocket, and the egg lands snugly inside. Without pause, the chef continues chopping, flipping, and grilling in swashbuckling style.
This show repeats at Yokohama Japanese Steakhouse’s five large hibachi tables—each crowned with an enormous grill—every day of the week. The restaurant also serves up less theatrical but no less authentic teriyaki, tempura, udon, and wok-stirred fare, as well as traditional and contemporary sushi rolls. In the dining room, the gurgling of water in an indoor pond mingles with the murmur of Sirius satellite radio and the purring of stomachs curled up for postprandial naps.
Included in Rhode Island Monthly's Best of Rhode Island, The Pizza Gourmet accommodates customers with a choice of custom pizzas cooked in-house or raw pies that customers can take home. All pizzas start out as a plate of fresh garlic, olive oil, parmesan, asiago, and italian parsley, but customers can personalize their pies with a multitude of crust, sauce, cheese, and topping options. Although the eatery specializes in pizza, noncircular appetites can be slaked with menu items such as sun-dried tomato pesto penne, italian grinders, and sodas.
The chefs also take their culinary creations out into the world via four theme catering menus, outfitting tailgate parties, corporate breakfasts, and cocktail parties with equal enthusiasm. Food-eaters can customize their catering orders according to dietary needs, as well, including vegan and gluten-free catering options. Inside the restaurant, an exposed-brick accent wall is painted fire-truck red to match the dining room's vivid crimson accents. The walls are covered in a rainbow of handwritten menu options, with entrees, appetizers, salads, and desserts all vying for perfect penmanship awards.
Ozzi Buger is RI first "Build Your Own Burger". It is the 1950's fast food of our error. With the simple check what you want menu, it is very easy to create endless creations of tasty burgers. We only use fresh Herford beef cooked to your liking. Top it off with our hand cut sweet fry's and Ozzi's pink sauce.
Sam’s has served up iconic Rhode Island hot wieners for more than 40 years in a low-key Yankees-themed space. The classic diner menu centers on its sausage-y specialties, made "all the way" with meat sauce, mustard, and raw onions ($1.76), and toted out in gravity-defying style stacked up servers' arms. Guests can also opt for a double cheeseburger ($4.99) or pastrami grinder ($5.49), as well as round out meals with small sides of homemade onion rings ($4.49) or curly fries ($4.49). Set sail for a full Ocean State–style dinner atop one of Sam’s retro bar stools, reeling in plates of fish 'n' chips ($8.95) or fried clams ($8.95), or take eats to go. Stepping into Sam’s transports diners back in time to an era when eateries could feed a family for $10 and brontosaurs roamed the land, pilfering lettuce leaves from diners' sandwiches.
The staff at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt rejects the oft-touted claim that Americans don?t care about nutrition. The problem, they say, has more to do with selection than anything else; most low-calorie sweets don?t hold a candle to a fudge brownie or a warm slice of apple pie. They kept this in mind when crafting their frozen-yogurt recipes, working tireless to develop a healthy?and equally delicious?alternative to the dessert status quo by turning to decadent confections and just-picked fruits for inspiration.
Their experiments thus far have yielded more than 60 frozen yogurt flavors, which take turns pumping through the self-serve machines that line their colorful shop?s wall. Before taking a seat in a bright orange chair, guests fill their dishes with cool, low-fat swirls of chocolate cheesecake, strawberry banana, and a classic tart that bites as pleasantly as a teething kitten. Juicy pears, crunchy granola, and gooey chocolate sauce headline a smorgasbord of at least 30 toppings ready to scooped or poured into cups before their final weigh-in.
For the bartenders at Doherty?s Ale House, pairing pub food and beers is a science?the place sports a periodic table of beer styles that evaluates everything from tripels to imperial stouts. Such pours, in turn, compose Doherty?s massive beer menu, which spotlights year-round and seasonal brews alongside a handful of artisanal cocktails.
Beer isn?t just limited to drinking here?cooks also incorporate it into myriad dishes, from crab cakes with IPA-infused hollandaise to cheesesteaks smothered in white-ale cheese sauce. Of course, the culinary team can whip up plenty of tasty treats without beer, too, including brunch items like grilled jalape?o cornbread topped with eggs and chili.