Michaelee’s Italian Life Cafe

Italian in Blairsville

This BYOB (nice wine shop next door) town-square mainstay is everything that's wrong and right with Italian-American restaurants. Michelangelo would be turning over in his grave, but this fusion mix of totally unorthodox Italian recipes (blackened shrimp and scallop carbonara with Sicilian cream sauce? Linguini Bolognese? White-chocolate shrimp with chocolate balsamic?) might shock Italians, but it's damn tasty.

Half the menu is dedicated to high-end steaks. It's the classiest spot in town, though everything is casual (except the prices!).