Birchwood Cafe celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, following a major renovation fueled by a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $100,000 from the restaurant's fans. That's loyalty. But it's not just the local, sustainable, organic menu that inspires rabid devotion among customers and neighbors. It's also owner Tracy Singleton's commitment to putting her principles to work by championing issues both local and national. She's an advocate for healthier foods in schools and a vocal force in the movement to label GMOs. The restaurant sponsors a bike team, holds film screenings, and televises presidential debates. Birchwood is also setting the bar for composting, recycling, and renewable energy. All this while remaining committed to serving "good real food." Birchwood is justly famed for its savory waffle (available all day), each quadrant topped with a different goodie — egg on one, bacon lardoons on another, a seasonal preserve, and maple syrup for good measure. Grab a light lunch or dinner of soup and salad, or enjoy a burger or a grilled New York strip and fries. Whether you're gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, or a devoted carnivore, you'll find a favorite here.