From the outside, Amore Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine is an inviting and welcoming space, thanks to its stone façade and petite, approachable porch. Inside the space, the homey vibe comes alive in the form of classic dishes ranging from the red-pepper-sauce-splashed cheese tortellini to beef kebabs served with pitas and fresh housemade hummus. Hand-tossed pizzas arrive tableside in both circular- or square-crust varieties, both of which can be topped with bacon, eggplant, broccoli, and other gourmet upgrades such as meatballs, apples, and housemade pesto sauce. Diners can also feel free to bring their favorite wine and beer to this BYOB establishment. To maximize mealtime happiness, the chefs prep every dish to order. They also accommodate special requests for those with allergies, vegetarian preferences, or an extreme passion for booster-seat usage.
Jus' Shrimp keeps it simple. Here, cooks take fresh shrimp served six different ways and give them a burst of flavor with unique blends of spices. Guests can dip and devour signature, cajun, pick n' peel, grilled, or firehouse shrimp paired with a variety of sauces ranging from traditional tartar sauce to sweet and spicy jerk sauce. Diners can also dig into shrimp burgers and crab cake platters and finish off meals with a piece of homemade pound cake, peach cobbler, or its signature cookie pudding.
The building that houses Riley's Restaurant & Pub has worn many hats in its lifetime. Erected in 1790 as the Egypt Hotel, it transformed into a store, tavern, and post office as the city around it grew from a clapboard village to a town with trolleys and traffic lights. Throughout prohibition, the building's owners kept spirits high by transforming it yet again into a dance hall and ice-cream parlor. Today, the historic spot continues to entertain visitors, albeit now with an Irish twist: the pub fills bellies with cheesesteak sandwiches, burgers, and homemade specialties including crab cakes. Through a recent $100,000 remodeling effort, it has even rekindled the magic of its former self, restoring the tin ceiling to its original copper color and shaving off its middle-aged love handles.
Spice India's chefs follow Punjabi traditions as they cook up authentic northern Indian cuisine to fill hearty lunch buffets with saucy fish curries, lamb vindaloo, and vegetarian paneers. While meaty kabobs cook in tandoori ovens, cooks knead more than 15 specialty breads, including garlic naan, unleavened paneer kulcha filled with homemade cottage cheese, and their house bread stuffed with marinated chicken. Guests can request a preferred level of spiciness to stop dishes from overwhelming their taste buds or setting the tablecloth on fire when spilled. Some nights, a live jazz band plays as guests sip the beer and wine they've brought to this BYOB eatery.