This family-owned bakery in the heart of Germantown has it all — fresh-baked kuchen, doughnuts, cakes, pies, breads, butter buns and cookies. Yeah, we know the whole bacon thing is over done, but seriously — don’t leave without a maple-iced, bacon-topped Long John.
Chef and restaurateur Huong “CoCo” Tran’s newly opened Roots continues her passion for serving inventive and flavorful vegetarian food. The menu consists of Asian and a few Mediterranean influenced small plates. Try the crispy potato nest filled with bok choy, green peas, yellow squash, carrots and broccoli.
The food truck featured on the Cooking Channel now has a restaurant in the Highlands. They serve gooey grilled cheese, with menu items ranging from the Plain Jane to the Highlands Philly. Soups, beer, desserts and other “munchies” are also available.
This deli brings a Manhattan feel to the Bluegrass. Try the hearty pasta salads with whimsical names like Isabella Tortellini or a New York classic like matzo ball soup or pastrami on rye. Also, see how many celebrities you recognize in the fun paintings on the walls.
This is the only place in town where an expertly crafted beer list is served in a former church, complete with an upstairs bar called the Choir Loft. The menu consists of snack-sized portions of bar food like scotch eggs and chorizo tacos. It would be a sin not to take the beer pairing recommendations on the menu.
Chefs Ryan Bryson and Darnell Ferguson, a chef for team USA in the 2008 Olympics, bring new excitement to the most important meal of the day. They support local bakeries and fresh produce that is locally farmed. The strive for freshness, innovation and flavor to create a great atmosphere and affordable prices.