Best Freestyle Food: Cafe Bella

From the 03/24/2011 edition

You'll see tables, chairs and other familiar touches upon wandering into this cozy Italian restaurant on North High Street. You just won't see menus. Instead of following a printed slate, owner Vince Withers negotiates meals based on what he's got on hand and what dishes a diner enjoys. It's a quirky method that ensures customers are getting some of the freshest, most unique food in town.

An added perk is that most ingredients come from local farms or the mind-blowing garden Withers maintains out back.