Maine-Ly New England—in business in the community for 26 years—acquaints palates with the flavors of Eastern-seaboard-style seafood in a relaxed dining room and pet-friendly outdoor patio. Voted best seafood restaurant in the Pasco Tribune's Best of East & Central Pasco 2012 reader's poll, Maine-Ly New England serves fresh catches of the day, lunches and dinners of beer-battered haddock, oysters, and maryland lump crab cakes. Crisp greens bolster grilled salmon salads and noodles encircle shrimp, mussels, and clams beneath an onslaught of sauces. The menu also makes peace with landlocked entrees by slinging sirloin burgers, chicken tenders, and transcripts of territorial-waters litigations.
Owner Linda Carr funnels years of food-industry experience and a deep passion for her community into Bagelicious & More, a friendly breakfast and lunch site that slings always-fresh bagels, midday snacks, and low-cal WiFi. Bagels run the flavor gamut from savory asiago to delicately sweet blueberry, and larger, egg-laden breakfasts lend a helping hand to CEOs who accidentally napped through the first two fiscal quarters. Lunch breakers can feast on hearty sandwiches and wraps or leafy salads, and a never-ending supply of Seattle’s Best coffee helps aspiring auctioneers ramp up to top price-shouting speed.
The roaring of virtual racecars inside the arcade mingles with cheers from crowds of restaurant patrons watching NFL games and pay-per-view UFC events. Clusters of wooden tables and red booths seat diners gaping up at 35 flat-screen TVs, listening to live music, or staging productions of Beckett plays with salt and pepper shakers. A variety of 10-ounce burgers, zesty wings, and other hearty American dishes arrive on tables alongside frosty brews in bottles or pint glasses.
Each Cosi locale aims to channel the charm of a small Parisian café by serving up a menu of quality food and an atmosphere suited for conversation. Warm stone-oven-baked flatbreads feature a two-millenia-old recipe and lay the foundation for many of Cosi's sandwiches and pizzas. The clean flavors of the signature tomato, basil, and mozzarella sandwich ($5.99) find a rustic home within warm, crusty walls and the saucy star of the barbecue-chicken pizza ($12.99) travels to mouths with an entourage of smoked gouda, red onion, and cilantro trained in grappling grabby tablemates. Veggie-based bites include the crunchy steak-house salad ($7.79) coated in blue-cheese dressing and fresh-cracked pepper.