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"Fresh innovative menu, custom designed catering, hand crafted desserts, an amazing wine program, artisan beers, inspiring brunch... all at Alchemy."
This off-the-beaten-path Rotunda counter offers the standard subs and salads options, but we really only hit it consistently for the pizza by the slice. Casa Mia's nice-sized cuts of pie--try the veggie or the spinach and tomato--are perfect pre- or post-movie snacks when hitting the Rotunda Cinemateque or the perfect self-reward for surviving a trip to Giant without having a nervous breakdown from having to navigate the Schylla and Charibdis of the elderly and the collegiate, both equally confused in crowds.
"Innovative American, neighborhood gourmet, naturally elegant venue with a friendly, welcoming staff and an award-winning, five-star chef who tries to use as much local and organic product as possible. Basement atmosphere in wonderful Hampden, brightened by large photos of local produce in historic Hampden Theater. Try the crab soup at lunch with the turkey Rachel sandwich. At dinner, menus change regularly. Ask your server for the freshest recommendations."
"Less frenzied than its 36th St. counterpart, Grano at Chestnut offers the same classic pastas only with tablecloths and table service."
It's tough to nail down a place as eclectic as Golden West Café. The place where New Mexico meets the Far East has a whole lot of thrift-store paintings on the walls and menus that arrive in old record album covers, with food that ranges from Frito pie to warm Vietnamese noodle salad (aka the Mental Oriental). Weekend breakfast-time waits can be long, but are worth it--the kitchen churns out righteous huevos rancheros and hot cakes (three crucial words: real maple syrup), though our perennial favorite is the blueberry Bismarck. (“If butter offends you, do not order this,” the menu intones.) Lunch and dinner bring burgers, green chile soup, and other Southwestern treats, plus amazing homemade layer cake for dessert. Best of all, the Golden West's addition of a bar means, at long last, margaritas with that quesadilla.
"The pasta bar is a little bit Hampden, a little Napoli, and a whole lotta frantic. Mix and match from among seven pastas and eight sauces (as well as soups, salads, and desserts)."
Holy Frijoles' simple but substantial Mexican fare is addictive. We don't know what it does to those refried beans, but if we don't have them on a regular basis we get the shakes. Grab one of its huge burritos or chimichangas, offered with a variety of meat and veggie fillings, and you'll see what we mean--once you've gotten over that so-full-you-can-barely-breathe feeling. Frijoles is also known for its inventive alcoholic beverages. Try the Cucumber Margarita, the Tilted Windmill, or the Frijolejito. You won't be sorry.
"King's Pizza was voted Best Pizza 2004 in AOL's DigitalCity guide! They have been proudly serving delicious food in Hampden for over 13 years, and now you can go to the restaurant on the Avenue for free wireless access! Students welcome."
Restaurant and bar which specializes in fresh seafood. Happy hour Mon-Fri 11am-6pm. Lunch specials daily.
Outdoor seating available. Fine dining at an affordable price in a relaxed atmosphere. Dance floor with DJ on Friday and Saturdays!
"Retro but not annoyingly so, cool but not overbearingly so, Rocket is a hangout with a smart menu - steak frites, veggie wimpies, and out-of-this-world roasted brussel sprouts. All this, and a contender for world's greatest jukebox."
"The Spro brings its unique offerings of the world's finest coffees from the nations top roasters to Hampden. Choose one of seven brew methods to be prepared by some of the finest Baristas in North America of the next generation of Progressive American Coffee."
The small but interesting menu at Suzie's Soba could be subtitled “A Tour of Noodles Throughout Asia.” Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and owner Suzie Hong's native Korean cuisine are all represented. Suzie's menu is particularly vegetarian friendly, with ample vegan options; try the bindae kuk, fried vegetable-studied mung bean pancakes. Suzie's desserts are the exception to the forget-about-it rule of most Asian restaurant's sweet endings--the tempura-fried banana or ginger and green-tea ice creams are outstanding.
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