Grouchy's Deli channels authentic New York flavor through a catering menu of deli bagels, soups, and specialty sandwiches. Treat a group gathering or congressional filibuster to the Grand Slam Breakfast Platter, designed for 10 or more early amassers, featuring various combinations of scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, and cheese on bagels or croissants ($4.95/person). Come lunchtime, the New York Deli Platter abounds with meats, such as corned beef, roast beef, and smoked ham, and is topped with gourmet cheese and all the fixings ($7.95/person, 8 minimum).
Rising Roll dishes out tasty lunch fare, earning recognition as a best buy from Zagat. Sink your teeth into paninis, melts, and gourmet wraps. The Mad Italian layers salami, pepperoni, ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, and Italian dressing on a toothsome boule, croissant, or wrap with a side of red-skin-potato salad, pasta salad, or coleslaw. Vegetarians will delight at the pesto portabella, a combination of marinated grilled portabella, crumbled goat cheese, roasted red peppers, and pesto. A selection of salads, such as the Maui (crisp romaine, grilled chicken breast, crumbled blue cheese, mandarin oranges, and chopped pecans), provides carb-free eats for diners restricted by diets and devout bowling leagues.
With a no-nonsense approach to barbecue brilliance, the menu at One Star Ranch provides barbecue appetizers and barbecue sides next to barbecue meats covered in barbecue sauces. Kick off the Q with a half-tub of onion rings ($4.99) or a platter of 20 wings ($14.99); then, ignite the rib flight with a regular order of pork ribs ($11.99), a half slab of baby-back ribs ($13.99), or a heartily stacked regular plate of One Star Ranch's signature beef ribs ($16.99). Full of meaty hunkaliciousness, the generously portioned ribs allow hands and mouths to happily tug from the bone in pursuit of the napkin-laden finish line. All rib orders, barbecue chicken orders, and barbecue plates come with two sides. Side dishes include Brunswick stew, baked beans, coleslaw, green beans, corn on the cob, and jalapeño cornbread, all made daily from scratch and scientifically designed to complement the flavors of the ribbery’s mouthwatering sauce.
Every pizza at zpizza is freshly prepared, hand thrown, gently coaxed into the oven using soft birdcalls and pheromone trails, and fire-baked to crispy perfection. The dough is prepared fresh daily from 100% certified-organic wheat, and z is also happy to offer certified organic and gluten-free crusts, sating the pizza desire of the allergic, dieters, and wheat sympathizers. Toppings include award-winning Wisconsin skim mozzarella, MSG-free pepperoni, certified-organic tomato sauce, additive-free sausage, and fresh produce. Try a large ZBQ pizza (with barbecue sauce, mozzarella, barbecue chicken, roasted pepper, red onion, tomato, cilantro, and sweet corn, $20.95) or a chicken curry and yam rustica (with mozzarella, curry chicken, yam, mango chutney, raisin, and cilantro, $8.95). Vegans can delight in a small Berkeley, a soy-cheese veggie pizza (with pesto, soy cheese, veggie burger crumbles, zucchini, tomato, mushroom, red onion, and bell pepper, $9.95), while traveling tongues can sate their wanderlust with a mouthwatering Moroccan rustica (with pesto, mozzarella, roasted eggplant, feta cheese, caramelized onion, and pine nut, $8.95). Zpizza lets you wash it all down with a variety of organic wine and beer.
Ray’s New York Pizza offers a menu filled with delicious New York–style pizzas, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and more, all made from fresh ingredients. Start out by throwing on your best bomb-squad costume and carefully approaching an explosive plate of chicken bursts ($6.75) served with ranch, garlic, or hot sauce, and top it off with a warm bowl of chili ($2.99). Alternately, use bits of candy corn you saved from last Halloween to lure a chicken, gyro, or veggie-filled pita wrap ($7.50) into your mouth trap. Pizzas can be procured in classically foldable slices ($2.75–$4.25) or in 14-inch ($14.15–$18.70), 16-inch ($16.50–$21.25), or 18-inch ($17.75–$22.75) sizes. Meat lovers will appreciate Ray’s meat pizza, which features pepperoni, sausage, ham, and meatballs, while the gourmet veggie pizza will delight herbivores and herbivoyeurs with a conglomeration of eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, and other legumes.