Side of history: Housed in what was formerly America’s oldest active jail, The Great Escape provides an atmosphere unlike many others. The restaurant was designed with a jail theme, featuring brick walls and cell bars, the original two foot-thick granite floor, and a bar made out of recycled cell doors.
Notable eats: Chef Fredie Barbosa serves up mouth-watering Italian dishes on his extensive menu. The menu features a slew of creative creations like the Al Capone ($22), made with sauteed Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, and hot cherry peppers tossed in a garlic and olive oil sauce with homemade fusilli pasta. Going for lunch? We recommend the Hard Time Burger ($10), an 8 ounce Black Angus burger and Italian sausage smothered in buffalo sauce with lettuce, tomato and blue cheese dressing.