Bridging the gap between the traditional and the contemporary, Myth Taverna & Lounge transports a menu of familiar Greek cuisine to a clubby space aglow with violet lights. In the kitchen, chefs grill and braise hearty platefuls of chicken, beef, and prawns, framed by house-made pita bread, imported olive oil, and greek yogurt. Handfuls of aromatic herbs and locally sourced radishes go beyond garnishes to add a crisp, palate-clearing freshness.
Out back, mighty wooden beams knit together an expansive patio dotted with plush lounge seating and, occasionally, dancers bobbing to live musicians or being hypnotized by the turntables of DJ sets. Bartenders stand at the ready to shake up a classic gimlet or to pour microbrews and fine wines.
In an effort to find a healthy alternative to fast food without sacrificing speediness, the creators of Pita Pit began assembling their signature sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks. At each location, thin, Lebanese-style pitas encircle lean, grilled meats and fresh veggies, all grilled to order. Sandwich selections span the spectrum from gyro meat and falafel to turkey and prime rib. The staff empowers customers to make healthy choices by displaying nutrition information for each bread, meat, and post-meal toothpick and corralling a selection of healthy sandwiches.
Above the counter at The Cheese Steak Shop there’s a sign bearing the warning, “CAUTION: MAY BE HABIT FORMING.” Once you’ve sampled the shop’s Philly-style sandwiches—made with thick-sliced beef loin served on an Italian roll—you’ll understand why. Guests can customize their sandwiches with different toppings, adding zest with chili peppers or the flavors of a summer cookout with barbecue sauce. Those with oversized appetites can take on the King of Philly sandwich, a hefty 10-inch cheesesteak loaded with 50 percent more meat and cheese than the shop’s classic offerings.
Today’s Groupon values the optimism of having something to run for by combining exercise and charitability: for $25, you get entry into the Thanksgiving Day Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot charity race, a commemorative T-shirt, and post-run refreshments, an up to $40 value.Fun Run: Leaves you feeling great physically and spiritually. Football: Leaves you with in-depth knowledge of beer selling points.
Inspired by the incredible flavors served at traditional Japanese festivals, Happi House was founded on the belief that dining out should be happy and festive. Happi House?s founders thought that quick-service restaurants had become predictable and boring, so they set out to expand and upgrade fast food options by offering fresh meals to order and one-of-a-kind teriyaki sauces.
The first Happi House restaurant opened in San Jose?s historic Japantown district in 1976, where its fresh take on fast food was an instant sensation. Over the years, Happi House has grown its distinctive menu while maintaining a commitment to using fresh ingredients delivered daily and food that's grilled to order?never held under heat lamps or served up from a steam table.
Today, Happi House has six locations throughout the Silicon Valley. Bay Area folks can pop into the casual eatery for a tasty bite or grab a jumbo-sized Happi Pak with enough chicken salad, rice, and flame broiled teriyaki to feed the whole gang at home. Must-try items include bone-in teriyaki chicken, Asian chicken salad, and homemade teriyaki sauces in original and spicy flavors, which are available by the bottle.