This little bake shop has earned a diverse, devoted following for its cookies (triple-chocolate ginger), pastries (croissant) and rustic whole grain breads. Lunchtime options – a savory tart with potatoes and onions was a recent standout – are complemented, sweetly, by flaky creations, and there’s nary a wrong choice. But the kouign-amann (say “queen ah-mahn”) takes the (butter) cake.
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Nostalgia has defined the 5 O’Clock Club since it opened, as just a bar (under the name Coerper’s 5 O’Clock Club), in 1945. The ownership has changed but part of the reason the popularity of this joint hasn’t waned is it’s kept the trademarks intact: Diners belly up to the bar, where they order a drink and place their dinner order.
It??s hard to beat the Reuben served at this hard-working, no-frills bar. McBob??s even does a meatloaf stuffed with corned beef and bacon. Not sold on beef? Try the build-your-own burger or massive tacos.
Fried chicken, that Southern food staple, is now The Thing, and The Tandem pays homage to the tradition.
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Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille offers their popular fried chicken and waffles, which has been building fans rapidly. While chicken is offered daily, the rest of the buffet menu changes, rotating between barbecued short ribs, meat loaf, pork chops, catfish fillets and salmon patties.
This business – which also has a food truck/catering arm in Chicago – takes a home cooking approach to meatless cooking. BBQ, mac and cheese, greens and pizza are among the options.
Locals follow the aroma of smoke on Center Street to the walk-up window inside. Best bets are the BBQ dinners (ribs, rib tips, chicken) and family meals (pan of shoulder, ribs, tips, etc.). Head down on Thursday night for the weekly special gumbo.