Take Out

Jerusalem Garden Cafe


Rich colors adorn the dining room of this Middle Eastern restaurant, and a back room, known as "the tent," features low tables with pillow seating and exotic chandeliers. On Saturday nights, belly dancers entertain guests and a special menu is...  Read More



At first glance, this restaurant/brew pub/movie theater never fails to attract attention. It boasts a metallic, oddly curved exterior and an enormous, purple gorilla, and first-time patrons often wonder just what to expect. Inside, the sparse,...  Read More

Heiwa Shokudo


Within an intimate downtown space, diners thrill to a delicious selection of Japanese dishes prepared with an unwavering eye toward freshness. Noodle bowls, salmon katsu, and beautifully prepared sushi are among the temptations, and the flavors...  Read More



Vegetarian eatery draws diners with delightfully intriguing fare and an inviting dining room and patio.

Mellow Mushroom


Gourmet pizza chain offers plentiful pies, calzones, salads and a popular beer selection. Don't miss Wednesday's \"mellow trivia\" night!

Laughing Seed Cafe
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Named after an Indonesian legend extolling the seeds of a plant that supposedly promotes divine conversation and physical satiation, this cafe has been a city mainstay for decades. Dedicated to local, organic ingredients and a global food...  Read More

Ophelia's World Cafe & Bar


Cozy lighting and atmosphere make this enticing cafe a good bet when you want a meal with flavors beyond the status quo. The kitchen at the funky New American restaurant uses fresh, locally-grown, organic ingredients to create outstanding "urban...  Read More



It may run against intuition to order seafood in the mountains, unless of course it's trout. Experts say, after all, that it's best to fit the cuisine to the geography. However, thanks to quick shipping, folks in the Appalachians can enjoy the...  Read More

Mosaic Cafe & Coffeehouse


Mosaic's name is obvious when you see its patterned tabletops, but it's also more subtly indicated by the menu's varied offerings. Deli sandwiches are assembled with your choice of bread, fresh panini options such as roasted chicken with...  Read More

Carmel's Restaurant and Bar


Owned and operated by two sisters, Carmel's boasts multi-pronged appeal, offering weekly live music, terrific outdoor seating, and fantastic cuisine that capitalizes on local ingredients and a judicious hand in the kitchen. Take, for instance,...  Read More