Like the surgeons who assembled the Six Million Dollar Man, Fresh Grill's chefs combine the best aspects of the burger-making world: the speed and convenience of fast food with the quality, fresh ingredients of a sit-down restaurant. In the kitchen, these grill masters make everything to order with locally sourced ingredients that have been processed as little as possible—fire-grilling Angus burgers, flame-broiling chicken sandwiches, or frying up beer-battered fish. Guacamole-bacon cheeseburgers and sweet-thai-chili chicken sandwiches normally come nestled in cracked-wheat buns, but with waves of their magic spatulas, the cooks can transform them into gluten-free buns or lettuce wraps. They also whip up American classics such as grilled sirloin philly cheesesteaks, loaded with onions and cheese, and beer-battered cod. To complete each meal, the fryer crisps string, waffle, and sweet-potato fries, as well as housemade potato chips and onion rings.
Inside, amid the smoky scent of grilled beef, diners can wash down their eats with beer or glasses of red or white wine. They can also grab shakes with their choice of ice cream or fat-free frozen yogurt to enjoy on Fresh Grill's patio when the sun is shining and the clouds stop crying for a while.
In the early morning, when many sandwich joints are still shuttered tight, Big Town Hero's bakers are hard at work. Hand-crafting each loaf of bread in-store every morning, they lay the foundation for the day's delicious sandwiches. Out of the oven and sliced in two, the bready canvasses support towering piles of delicious deli meat and fresh veggies, sourced locally whenever possible. A selection of veggie heroes delights vegetarians while gluten-free rolls offer sandwich options for those with dietary restrictions or those who've taken a binding kindergarten oath never to eat anything that starts with "glu."
It might take 10?20 minutes for your entree to arrive at Gyro 2 Go, but that's only because its kitchen staff makes everything fresh, from falafels to shwarma. Since the cooks work in an open kitchen, you can keep an eye on your food every step of the way.
Watch them pile romaine lettuce, roma tomatoes, onions, and seasoned beef and lamb atop one of the eatery's namesake gyros, topped off with a generous drizzle of housemade tzatziki (in standard or spicy).
Sports stream from a fleet of televisions that line almost every wall inside The Spot Sports Bar & Grill. As diners root on their favorite teams and shoot pool, the wait staff hustles between high-top tables and stools with pulled-pork sandwiches, enchiladas, wings, and calamari. The eclectic menu also includes deep-fried peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches and super nachos that pack a hearty mix of cheese, beans, vegetables, and choice of meat. A DJ busts out the latest tunes on Friday and Saturday nights, and families gather around the giant projector screen for Thursday karaoke, singing favorite hits or reciting the Latin phrase woven into their family crest.
A quartet of tatami welcomes guests into a traditional Japanese dining experience, replete with short-legged tables and floor mats to sit on. To help diners become one with the culturally distinctive surrounds, servers dispense and occasionally spoon-feed classic entrees that include broiled salmon covered in teriyaki sauce, korean barbecue ribs, and deep-fried chicken katsu. Patrons can also dine at American-style tables in the main dining room or sidle up to the sushi bar to ponder 20 nigiri and 21 specialty rolls with names such as Salmon Killer and I Love Shrimp.:m]]
The cooks at China Town Restaurant carefully pick fresh ingredients to use in their traditional Chinese entrees, striving to create healthy yet flavorful cuisine. Hot pots of stewed meats emerge from the kitchen alongside steamed spareribs and entrees with incendiary doses of sichuan sauce. Throughout each meal, servers also ply guests with small dim sum plates—including barbecue pork pies, deep-fried lobster balls, and stuffed jalapeños—from carts that navigate the dining room's red vinyl booths and warp tunnels dug all the way to China.