Sandi's Village Cafe warms customers with house coffee, lattes, and cappuccinos in flavors such as french vanilla. To complement the beverages—which also include chai tea—the staff serves breakfast food such as cinnamon rolls and later-day eats such as paninis and salads. To end things on a sweet note, customers can order butterscotch sundaes or ice-cream cones with one of the cafe's seasonal flavors.
Peggy Dennis and Mark Kohn transformed the historic Oak Harbor Hotel, while retaining the well-known façade's historic charm. But inside the duo refurbished the guts by restoring the century-old hardwood floors and hanging glittering chandeliers. They remodeled the dining room to house their restaurant – which serves a variety of locally grown produce and locally raised meats. They also renamed the venue to The Beekeeper Inn, a nod to their own passion for apiculture. Together they run the banquet hall and restaurant, taking breaks in their day to tend the family farm, harvest honey, or net a new swarm of bees. Mark even uses the Inn's upstairs space as a Krav Maga practice studio to teach self defense classes.
The showy chefs at Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi slice, sear, and spatula-toss authentic Japanese flavors before patrons' very eyes. Eighteen entrees sizzle to fruition on tableside hibachi grills, allowing customers to absorb culinary tricks and up to three cups of steam while they wait for their dinners. After winning fans with advanced kitchen choreography, chefs slide flavorful servings of swordfish ($23), steak and scallops ($29), and vegetables ($12) off of flaming grills and onto tongues for speedy consumption.
Cooker Bar & Grille's staff brings hearty, beloved bar fare to its diners, rolling out a collection of burgers and sandwiches, along with regional specialties. In addition to a wide array of beer and wine, housemade cocktails complement otherwise liquorless meals as diners sip within the restaurant's welcoming café ambiance decked in twinkling lights and checkered tile flooring. When not bellied up to the gleaming black bar, guests can step outside to dine on the expansive patio, which seats up to 70 guests and is perfect for people-watching or telepathic cloud-controlling.