A menu based entirely around balls might seem like a risky—or perhaps risqué—move, but at Prohibition Freehouse balls are all you need. They come in classic, chicken and apple, pork, or veggie varieties, and you can choose a “bedding” of spaghetti, portobello, mashed potatoes, or polenta. Alternatively, opt to enjoy your balls “naked” (just topped with sauce) or “between the sheets” (snuggled cozily in a baguette). Tongue-incheek menu aside, Prohibition’s balls are a must-try. Every single one is hand-rolled right there in the kitchen, and the ability to mix and match balls, sauces and starches makes for endless delicious combinations— we recommend the chicken and apple with pesto and the veggie balls with gorgonzola cream sauce. Eat outside on the sunny rooftop patio or cozy up to the bar inside, which is designed with lots of cool and quirky touches to hearken back to the prohibition era. Speaking of that, you won’t need to dodge the coppers to get a drink as the booze is flowing freely, from local craft beers to creative grappa and cocktails (page 50).