Bufalina incorporates age-old Italian traditions into their pizza-making process (think house-made mozzarella), and the resulting pies are simply irresistible. Treat your taste buds to a mouthwatering margherita, complete with homegrown basil, tasty Italian tomatoes and mozzarella melted just right.
This spot gets seriously creative with its pizza pies. One features mozzarella and pecorino, shaved red onions and stinging nettles (spiky-leafed herbs that are cooked into a tangle of flavorful greens). Another pie is dressed up with a delicious combo of pancetta, potatoes, fontina and rosemary.
Build a tasty burger at Roam with turkey, beef or veggies. Ask for French and Fries and you’ll get a patty topped with gooey Gruyère cheese, creamy avocado, peppery watercress and Parmesan fries. Or follow Rahm Fama’s lead and try the Tejano, a bison burger smothered with pepper Jack cheese.
The name may be Supper, but this spot is known for its brunch dishes. Waffles, for instance, are turned into a sweet sandwich with praline ice cream and bruleed bananas, or transformed into red velvet decadence. And then there is the Bacon Babka, which features homemade dough, bacon and brown sugar.
Treat your taste buds to crazy-delicious dishes that celebrate barbecue in a creative way at State Park. Try the Memphis BBQ Spaghetti featuring spice-rubbed pulled pork that is tossed with pasta, slathered in a unique blend of marinara and barbecue sauces, then topped off with Parmesan cheese.
This spot delivers big when it comes to burgers. Order the Juicy Nookie for a cheeseburger creation that’s as memorable as its name. Forget putting cheese on top; this Black Angus patty is filled with ooey-gooey goodness instead. Stuffed with cheese, it comes nestled on a tasty bakery bun.
The tantalizing smell of sizzling pork is sure to tempt you at this sleek Korean barbecue spot, where meals are grilled tableside. Indulge in the Flower Pork Set, which comes with a choice array of cuts ranging from soft and succulent pork belly to gossamer-thin bacon cooked to a satisfying crunch.
Need your deep-dish fix? Head to Pequod’s, where you’ll need a knife and fork to delve into the pan pizza. The pie is baked in a well-seasoned cast-iron pan lined with a sprinkling of mozzarella, so when the pizza comes out of the oven, it has a crust of crispy, salty, caramelized cheese.
When this bar opened, it was all about craft brews and music, but soon the burgers (almost all named for bands) caught on. Graham Elliot is fan of the Mastodon, a beefy patty topped with strips of crispy bacon and a squirt of bourbon-laced barbecue sauce, plus a slice of melty cheese and a pile of fried onions. It’s the perfect fuel for rocking the night away.
This charming spot reinterprets the classic pizza pie by infusing it with the flavors of Santa Fe, N.M. Try the No. 3 pie, inspired by blue corn chicken enchiladas. It features grilled chicken, Alfredo sauce, pinon nuts (New Mexico pine nuts) and green chiles on a blue cornmeal crust made in-house.
The Santa Fe Bite offers a tantalizing take on the green chile cheeseburger, an iconic menu item in New Mexico. This version starts with a 10-ounce patty of chuck and sirloin, punches it up with a green chile sauce packing just the right amount of heat and pairs it with a tasty, homemade bun.
With a focus on American craft cuisine, Ned Ludd offers an ever-changing menu of seasonal dishes. A major draw is the artisanal pizza that is served only on Monday nights. Just 100 pies are baked in the wood-burning oven, with different options weekly. Eclectic toppings range from kale to honey.
Area Four draws the crowds with scrumptious dishes made from scratch. The pizzas are especially popular, with irresistible ingredients such as hand-pulled mozzarella. A must for meat lovers is the Carnivore pizza. It is packed with porky goodness — bacon, soppressata and sausage.
Italian fare gets a fresh, flavorful spin at franny’s, where the focus is on sustainable ingredients that are locally sourced. For an extraordinary pizza experience, order the clam pie with its beautifully blistered crust, briny-sweet littlenecks and special sauce made from hundreds of clams.
Traditional pizza gets a gourmet twist at Sotto, where wood-fired pies are dressed up with everything from buckwheat honey to Calabrian chiles. Try the Guanciale, a delectable creation featuring creamy ricotta cheese, scallions and the star ingredient for which it is named: cured pork cheek.