From Our Editors
To surprise diners with a new dish on a daily basis so that they don't resort to playing soup-can-recipe roulette, The Mad Platter's changing menu showcases new options every day. Appetizers such as the fried green tomato with gulf shrimp in a lemon-herb emulsion ($7), "chili mac" (blackened beef tips and ricotta gnocchi in a three-cheese sauce drizzled with white-truffle oil, $7), and hand-picked chef's cheese composition ($8) give the taste buds a drum roll as the curtain rises on dinner dishes such as black-iron pork loin ($18), artichoke risotto ($18), and caramelized salmon with a mango-rum glaze ($19). A wide selection of wines offers soothing sips with every bite, especially when paired by the knowledgeable staff. Lunchtime gourmands, meanwhile, can dazzle their fellow UPS workers with the curried-chicken quesadilla ($5.50) and Tuscan grilled-chicken stew ($10). Both meals can be crowned with a dessert of crème brûlée ($6), bananas foster ($6), or chocolate Elvis ($6.50), the size of your portion depending on its point in Elvis's career.