Fresh New Menus
Lots of our local restaurants have gotten the summertime bug and are taking advantage of the season’s brightest flavors to upgrade or revamp their offerings.
First up is Progress, who just rolled out their whole new summer menu. It’s bursting with summertime vibes. There are blistered shishito peppers topped with eggplant vinaigrette, a tomato tart served in a rosemary crust and topped with whipped ricotta and fresh basil, and king salmon over tomato broth with charred pineapple relish. One of our all-time favorite Progress dishes was a compressed watermelon dessert they offered a couple years ago, so we are beyond excited to try this year’s watermelon offering: a watermelon pie made with watermelon mousse, honeydew gel, mint crust and sunflower seed crumble. Date night is officially booked.
One of our favorite pie-slinging joints, Luco’s Pizza, has released a new menu too. Faves like Luco’s Legacy (a pizza topped with goodies like fig jam, prosciutto and gorgonzola cheese) are still available, but they’ve also added some new pies, new sammies and new pasta options. One we’re excite about: the pesto fettuccine made with homemade pesto. And if you’re vegan, there’s a whole section of the menu devoted to you. If you’re gluten-free, you can get cauliflower crust. This spot is the whole package.
And although they aren’t menu overhauls, there are some fun new treats available at Andy’s Frozen Custard and St. Michael’s Restaurant. At Andy’s, you can now get a Freedom Berry concrete featuring fresh strawberries and blueberries mixed into vanilla custard and then jackhammered with marshmallow cream. Jackhammered, you ask? That’s when they fill the center column of your concrete with something gooey-good, like marshmallow cream, hot fudge or caramel. St. Michael’s, on the other hand, is tempting our sweet tooth with a new cake. This spot is known for their stellar slices of cake (or entire cakes if you order one!), like the honestly to-die-for banana cake, the fruity lemon-blueberry cake or the devil’s food with peanut butter icing. Now, they’ve added Orange Creamsicle to the lineup, topped with an orange marmalade that looks so summertime-refreshing.