This local favorite offers a menu of classic Mexican eats (think: flautas, tacos, and fajitas) in a historic setting. Pair your meal with one of the refreshing house margaritas.
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At this fine-casual eatery, guests pick their protein of choice (options include Aspen Ridge flank steak and sustainable Scottish salmon) to be enjoyed in a salad, sandwich, or plate. Seasonal side dishes like fire-roasted rainbow carrots and gluten-free macaroni and cheese can accomodate a wide range of dietary restrictions and tastes.
This American tavern features an extensive tap list of craft beer and an eclectic menu. Food selections range from Bavarian soft pretzels to kung pao chicken to flatbread pizzas.
Neapolitan-style pizzas get their authentic flavor from an Italian stone oven at this casual neighborhood restaurant, which also features hearty appetizers like braised short ribs over cheesy polenta.
Wash down the signature Hangover burger (topped with Ohio smoked cheddar, bacon, hashbrowns, and a sunny-side egg) with one of this pub's 175 beer tap offerings.
Housed in a historic building (which was once a brothel), the latest endeavor from Justin Cucci's Edible Beats team features quirky design details and a stage for live music. The "gastro-brothel" menu encompasses globally inspired pub fare like flatbreads, small plates, and stone-fire skillets. Try the green chile cornbread with goat cheese and honey butter.
Crowd-pleasing barbecue favorites are served in abundance at this casual restaurant. The brisket sandwich (order it with jalapeño cream cheese) is a winner.
Enjoy wood-fired Detroit-style pizza, craft beers, and cocktails at this classic joint, formerly home to the historic Bonfils Theatre. Try the Spartan pizza, sauced with artichoke-spinach dip, or the bone marrow and parsley salad appetizer.
Chef Lon Symensma (of the acclaimed ChoLon) has created a more casual environment at the street food-inspired Cho77. The southeast Asian menu features winners like red chile pork dumplings and Thai coconut curry as well as shareable plates such as crispy pork knuckle lettuce cups.
Southern-style BBQ is the draw at this spot. Try the succulent smoked ribs or hot links with your choice of sweet, hot, Memphis, Carolina, or Georgia-style sauces. Daily specials frequently include Cajun and Creole dishes like gumbo and dirty rice.