Locally sourced cheese is always preferable to moon cheese, which was found to have dangerously high levels of Buzz Aldrin's brain waves. Enjoy a fresh, earthbound meal with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of local and organic dinner fare at Pan Café.
Pan's menus showcase an eclectic array of vegetarian, vegan, meaty, and gluten-free dishes derived from fresh, locally sourced, and organic ingredients. The recently added dinner menu coos to diners with enticing tapas, such as a trio of baked potato skins, garlic hummus, and sweet peppers ($5.65), or the complementary grilled cheese and local-apple compote ($5.45). The gratin provencale layers roasted vegetables alongside goat cheese before powering up the dish with a classic polenta and swiss chard wilted just slightly ($15.45), like a reality TV contestant's heart. Alternatively, the miso trout mingles with shiitake mushrooms, sweet carrots, and scallions in an inhibition-eradicating miso marinade ($16.95).
Exposed brick, massive artwork, and a wide, open space grant Pan Café a clean, modern aesthetic, akin to an obsessive-compulsive automaton. The friendly staff make concerted efforts to keep the space all natural, with shade-grown coffee and biodegradable takeout containers. Pan Café is open for dinner Thursday–Saturday.