Disenchanted with the stigmatization of pool halls as dark, grimy places, lifelong billiards enthusiast Faheem Zia decided to give the game he loved room to thrive in a well-lit and smoke-free joint with an art-deco aesthetic. Gleaming cues dip back and glide smoothly between fingers tented against the main hall's 13 pool tables, which include Diamond Pro-Am units topped in cerulean felt and 9-foot Brunswick Gold Crown IV tables. A heated Søren Søgaard model without pockets serves as a venue for less-common billiards variants and lacks the traditional spots to hide an extra pair of aces.
Each table makes an appearance on the professional circuit monthly, when one of three rotating professional leagues visits and fills the room with an orchestra of cracking Super Aramith balls. During matches, café-style tables surrounded by high-top chairs and stools fill with a range of upscale pub fare such as wings dry-fried in ovens. A jukebox crouches in one corner, spilling forth a varied soundtrack on waves of neon light, and a panoply of touch-screen games and two dartboards let patrons compete while avoiding green felt after a teary falling-out with Kermit.
Roosters Club N' Grille packs its menu with an array of dishes inspired from cuisines across the globe, from the tastes of the Mediterranean to Southeast Asian flavor. Begin the taste-bud temptation with an order of firecracker calamari, lightly breaded and fried, then tossed with sweet cherry peppers, garlic, tomatoes, and Roosters' signature herb blend ($9). Or, sample Roosters' spin on a traditional Greek stuffed pepper, a fire-roasted red pepper filled with Feta, spinach, cous cous, and raisins ($8). Noontime noshers can select from an expansive selection of sandwiches, burgers, and skewers, ranging from lamb and beef gyros ($7) to New York–style pastrami ($7). Dinner diners can span the globe with Roosters' Moroccan–style scallops and pineapple-clove cous cous ($24) and thai-basil chicken with pineapple, lime, and panang curry piled on white rice and seasoned with frequent flyer miles ($17).
While there's no exact English equivalent of the word "bodeg?n," it roughly translates to "tavern" or "wine cellar"?a place where neighbors and friends sip wine and share laughs over plates of Spanish tapas. So at El Bodeg?n, head chef Omar Miranda uses his decade and a half of restaurant experience to whip up a menu featuring dishes from the Iberian peninsula, such as small plates of cheese and charcuterie, pan-seared chicken, grilled skirt steak, and light, flaky mahi and grouper. He also stocks imported wines and beers to pair with his food, to ensure an authentic dining experience. Far more than a trendy tapas joint, El Bodeg?n prides itself on its warm, family atmosphere and wealth of potential material for a heartwarming sitcom, with Blance Perez and Ricardo Taulo serving as co-owners and managers. As guests dig into pots of seafood or chicken paella and savor imported Spanish olives and Manchego cheese, musicians set a relaxing mood by strumming harps and classical guitars, while clay tile floors, brick walls, and arch-bordered alcoves exude a charming, rustic air.
Hanging red decorations emblazoned with "Sushi" and Chinese characters beckon diners toward the prime spot: the sushi bar. There, patrons get a free show with their meal, watching in real time as chefs expertly slice fish for a wide array of raw-fish maki rolls, nigiri, and sashimi. Those who prefer their fish cooked can choose from more than 20 cooked rolls, or go for broke with a deep-fried roll, such as the Dynamite filled with salmon, crab, and asparagus and topped with mayo and hot sauce. The sushi bar has limited seating, though, so bigger groups can settle in at a table in the family-friendly dining area.
Despite the restaurant's moniker, it offers plenty more than sushi. Diners can sample hibachi chicken, steak, or scallops, or opt for crunchy crab tempura. To wash it all down, guests can sip traditional hot tea or choose from a short list of wines, beers, and sakes. Sushi Cafe also offers a children's menu in case little ones aren't quite ready to give flying fish roe a try.
Cuisine Type: Frozen yogurt
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Number of Tables: 11?25
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Yogurtland's self-serve yogurt taps feature a rotating selection of 16 frozen-yogurt flavors, selected from among 79 recipes. The nearby toppings bar contains something to pair with every flavor of yogurt, be it fresh-cut fruits mixed into tangerine tango tart or chunks of chocolate blended into new york cheesecake. Henrique, the establishment's owner, says that the most popular variety of yogurt is the red velvet cupcake batter; it's low fat, gluten free, and so calcium rich that it has a swimming pool full of calcium at its mansion.
Touting more than 50 flavors of low-calorie, flavor-packed frozen yogurt, Tutti Frutti earned a feature on CNBC and has continued to expand since opening its first shop in 2007. Inside each store, self-service yogurt machines unleash velvety-soft yogurt into accommodating cups or empty purses. The constantly rotating menu may include flavors such as royal red velvet, refreshing melon, and chocolate peanut butter. Most flavors fall within the range of 30?40 calories per ounce, with dairy-free options and no-sugar-added concoctions also available.
A toppings bar allows eaters to further customize yogurt creations with a spoonful of fresh fruits or a sprinkling of nuts. The flavors contain ample amounts of probiotics, known for potential health benefits that may include strengthening immune systems and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.