Bernie?s Pub reflects its newly renovated interior with a menu of classic American dishes graced with contemporary flair. House-made pineapple chutney piles onto hawaiian sliders crowned with shaved ham and swiss cheese, evoking an idyllic tropical luau without all the itchy grass skirts and mandatory ukulele lessons. Crispy fries sidle up to a sextet of half-pound burgers, which include the barbecue-sauce-smothered Southern burger and the Insanity burger smeared in hot-pepper compote.
Suds and spirits from a full-service bar slosh in diners' glasses as live tunesmiths hurl dulcet melodies and autographed MP3 files into crowds on Friday nights from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Rockabilly crooners serenade an inked-up array of diners at The Blue Comet Bar and Grill, where chefs bebop over stoves laden with a menu's worth of succulent steaks, sandwiches, and seafood. Homemade soups ($3.50/cup; $4.25/bowl) prelude piping-hot sandwiches such as the grilled peanut butter and jelly ($5.25) or the home-cooked meatloaf and cheese ($7.25). A half dozen cold sandwiches shuffle onto salvers decked in hearty mounds of ham, roast beef, or liverwurst and onions ($6.25+) and nestled between slices of swirled rye or rare Johnny Cash LPs.
Open 365 days a year, Jerzee's Sports Bar & Pizzaria serves up 18 different draft brews, gourmet pies, and game-day action on nine flat-screen TVs. The kitchen also cranks out burgers, hoagies, and pastas for those craving more than a slice, as well as classic bar appetizers for daintier appetites or ravenous Lilliputians. Weeknight specials include Texas Hold ?em on Tuesdays and trivia on Wednesdays, both with prize incentives, while a DJ keeps things hopping after 9 p.m. on Fridays.
A former industrial chemist, Italian native Franco Federico brings the same attention to detail to his efforts to synthesize classic Italian flavors at Primo Bacio Ristorante Italiano & Bar. The owner's culinary team, led by the same chef for more than 10 years, painstakingly prepares each dish using fresh seafood and quality cuts of veal and steak.
Dishes such as chicken saltimbocca and veal marsala make their way out to tables in the main dining room, the banquet facilities, or the outdoor patio surrounded by a stone wall. Guests can also stick around for weekly entertainment, including weekend party nights, Thursday karaoke nights, and Tuesday nap times.