Spice India's chefs follow Punjabi traditions as they cook up authentic northern Indian cuisine to fill hearty lunch buffets with saucy fish curries, lamb vindaloo, and vegetarian paneers. While meaty kabobs cook in tandoori ovens, cooks knead more than 15 specialty breads, including garlic naan, unleavened paneer kulcha filled with homemade cottage cheese, and their house bread stuffed with marinated chicken. Guests can request a preferred level of spiciness to stop dishes from overwhelming their taste buds or setting the tablecloth on fire when spilled. Some nights, a live jazz band plays as guests sip the beer and wine they've brought to this BYOB eatery.
From the outside, Amore Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine is an inviting and welcoming space, thanks to its stone façade and petite, approachable porch. Inside the space, the homey vibe comes alive in the form of classic dishes ranging from the red-pepper-sauce-splashed cheese tortellini to beef kebabs served with pitas and fresh housemade hummus. Hand-tossed pizzas arrive tableside in both circular- or square-crust varieties, both of which can be topped with bacon, eggplant, broccoli, and other gourmet upgrades such as meatballs, apples, and housemade pesto sauce. Diners can also feel free to bring their favorite wine and beer to this BYOB establishment. To maximize mealtime happiness, the chefs prep every dish to order. They also accommodate special requests for those with allergies, vegetarian preferences, or an extreme passion for booster-seat usage.
White columns frame the red-tiled awning of Bellissimo Ristorante, a slice of Tuscan villa welcoming guests to a restaurant full of Italian art and cuisine. The patio features classic statuary and a burbling stone fountain, while the interiors boasts rich wooden tables and chairs atop a terracotta tile floor. The flavor of authenticity extends beyond the décor to the menu, which features filet mignon douses with gorgonzola cheese and topped with lumps of crabmeat and thin curst Italian-style pizzas cooked in real brick ovens.
Bada Bingg assembles ingredients into epicurean-gratifying gourmet sandwiches. Chomp into the namesake Bada Bingg, packed with herb-encrusted top-round steak and caramelized onions coddled in a Portuguese roll and smothered in horseradish aioli ($8). Try the Untouchable, Bada Bingg's twisted take on the BLT topped with Alderfer smoked-bacon confit, house-smoked tomatoes, and crisp lettuce on freshly baked foccacia with cracked-pepper aioli ($6.75). Herbaceous-based noshers can opt for the Goomba, a grilled-portabella cap decorated with sundried tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, avocado, and alfalfa sprouts served on a garden gnome’s head ($7.50).
Inside Made in Brazil's brightly colored walls, waiters brandish sword-like skewers of roasted meat that can be sliced directly onto diners' plates. Taste an array of savory meats with this serving style, known as rodizio de churrasco ($23.93–$25.95), which was invented in the early 1800s by Brazilian gauchos. Diners can also peruse the equally scrumptious entrees on Made in Brazil’s menu, from the grilled-onion-topped sirloin steak known as bife acebolado ($16.95) to the robalo ao molho diablo ($18.95), a tasty fillet of striped bass and mussels. The steakhouse has spacious, comfortable booths for reclining after a long day of equator drawing, as well as a full bar that serves specialty drinks such as the Caipirinha, Brazil's answer to the mojito, and classics such as martinis and beer.