Cafe Scalessa is owned by titular chef Don Scalessa, who serves up authentic Italian cuisine in a sophisticated, lively environment. After 5 p.m. is when the fun really revs up in this cabin of comestibles, as later in the evening, diners are encouraged to dance when the music kicks in and the disco lights oscillate. Opt out of jiggling wildly and alternately dig into a plateful of homemade pasta with chicken, veal, sausage, or meatballs, or take it easy and savor an appetizer of crab dip or calamari. There are plenty of options on Cafe Scalessa's dinner menu, which supports creative sides by encouraging diners to customize dishes to suit their palate and multiple forked tongues. After the hearty meal and before the float down a nearby lazy river, find time to squeeze in a homemade dessert of cannoli, tiramisu, or buttercake.
The bakers at Papa's Pastry whip up decadent desserts fit for special occasions or every day. Their Italian pignoli cookies stand out as best sellers amongst chocolate chips, biscotti, and cinnamon-walnut rugelach. Cakes come in towering tiers of ganache and buttercream or ranch-style ramblers of rich cheesecake. The culinary artists also assemble gluten-free breads, biscuits, and entrees for those with an aversion to wheat and hawk their wares at various farmers' markets from May to October.
From the strains of live blues resonating through its walls to the spicy kick of its habañero Voodoo shrimp, Blue Parrot Bar & Grille recreates the freewheeling, vivacious vibe of a New Orleans nightclub. Guests sip colorful mojitos and hurricanes as they dig into Creole and Cajun specialties, including étouffée, red beans and rice, gumbo, and jambalaya. Live bands primarily capture the gazes of diners, although the restaurant’s decor is interesting on its own. Murals, carnival masks, and posters evoke lively Bourbon Street scenes and Mardi Gras celebrations; outside, a brick patio surrounds guests with fountains, canna plants, and a large mural of a French Quarter–style inn.
Dead Presidents Pub & Restaurant, which was recently ranked one of the Best Bars in America by Esquire, pays tribute to presidential and U.S. heritage with regional pub dishes and American brews. Culinary crews build plates named for former commanders in chief, such as Roosevelt, Jefferson, and Megatron, using steak fillets, barbecued ribs, pulled pork, and seafood. An extensive roster of beers ranges from local and East Coast microbrews on tap to bottled domestic craft beers to special bottles 16 ounces or larger. The bar's softly lit rooms, wood-paneled walls, and hardwood floors provide a sleek lounge area that resounds with murmured guesses about which president was secretly a warlock on Quizzo trivia nights. The pub often celebrates its executive namesakes with special President's Day soirees, which have included costume parties and pig roasts.
Fresh! We bake all night so our guests can enjoy the freshest products all day. Over a dozen gourmet coffee flavors, twenty signature muffin varieties, made-to-order egg-white breakfast sandwiches, six delicious soups, two dozen signature sandwiches and the freshest salad choices around. Life is Ruff - We make it better.