A spaghetti noodle, much like a swimming-pool noodle, maintains its shape until it's exposed to boiling water or sat on by children. Savor pasta's forced flexibility with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of New York–style American Fare at Big Apple Eatery.
The friendly foodsmiths at Big Apple Eatery craft hearty Italian-influenced eats and deli dishes, all served in a welcoming environment. Wings covered in one of more than 15 sauces, including honey garlic, mild, medium, and hot ($6.75+ for 10) compete with several half-pound burgers, including the Manhattan mushroom-and-swiss burger ($6.25), which ensconces its beef patty in an enticing cheese blanket and an abundance of taxi cabs. Italian fare gets the mix-and-match treatment in the pasta menu, which pairs a pasta of the patron’s choice with pesto, marinara, meat sauce, alfredo sauce, and a variety of proteins ($6.50+). Other light selections include sweet-and-flaky cannolis ($4.25), wine by the glass ($3.25+), and draft brews by the pint ($2).
Apples Bar & Grill
With its entrees named for New York City landmarks and the decorative fruit dotting its walls and tables, Apples Bar & Grill embraces its name. Pizzas, such as the South Bronx taco and Wall Street White, join salads named for Central Park and Madison Square Garden, alongside Big City chili, Broadway chef salads, and a selection of breakfast items. Beers such as Budweiser—which is what the Dutch called Battery Park—pour from taps behind the pennant-strewn bar, complementing cheese fries and crab poppers during special events such as karaoke nights and live performances from local musicians.
4409 NW Blitchton Rd.
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