A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.
While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.
Inspired by early 20th century chili parlors, Hard Times Cafe aims to preserve the tradition of delectable, hearty fare served in a friendly, lively community eatery. Elevate taste buds to new heights with an order of legendary grilled wings in one of five flavors, including original Texas, chili-lime, honey-barbecue, and eternity ($8.99 per order). Hard Times Cafe serves four distinct varieties of chili. The authentic chili mac is served over spaghetti with your choice of accouterments ($7.49–$8.89). Burgers, sliders, and chili dogs are easily transportable by hand or hovercraft, and savory steaks and other suppertime favorites provide more refined nourishment options. To reward you for your literary prowess, every Groupon reader who texts HTCGRP to 59925 gets an additional coupon good for one order of bar nachos. Combine this offer with a Groupon, or save it for a subsequent visit.
It seems quite easy to make grilled kebabs—all you need is skewers, an open flame, and hunks of meats. However, it’s remarkable how well the chefs at Kabob Bazaar prepare their tasty, charred chunks of swordfish, salmon, lamb, and ground sirloin. Alongside their namesake cuisine, other Persian eats, such as stuffed grape leaves and beef-tongue sandwiches, which are served on baguettes from the eatery’s tandoor oven, meet diners for lunch or dinner. For dessert, guests might sample the housemade baklava or two scoops of housemade ice cream—flavored with rose water and saffron. All of the food is served in a casual dining area that features yellow walls, café chairs, exposed brick, and a bar adorned with three shiny, silver samovars filled with steaming Persian tea.
At Listrani's, perhaps the most impressive thing about the menu is the depth of the specialty entree selection. Among more than 20 main dishes available, Shrimp alexandra pops out—a dish sauteed with sun-dried tomato and served atop linguine. For the pastas, alternatively, diners choose from five different sauces, among them a spicy tomato and an alfredo made with fresh cream. But one would be remissed not to call out Listrani's pizzas, which start with a base of fresh dough and house-special tomato sauce, before being topped with caramelized onions, capicolla ham, or kalamata olives, to name a few. There are 10 specialty pizzas baked in all, still not enough to satisfy one Ninja Turtle for a single lunch, but not bad for most human guests.