Crowned the Weekly Volcano 2010 Tournament of the Tacos champion, the award-winning Moctezuma’s tantalizes taste buds with an extensive menu of bodacious burritos, crisp tacos, and sizzling fajitas. The talented chefs unfurl favorites, such as the pescado al ajo, seasoned mahi-mahi pan-fried in garlic butter ($13.99). The Mexico City tacos, which include the fire-swallowing carne asada ($13.49), star a trio of shrink-zapped corn tacos served on a taco holder and hand fed by the waitstaff. Diners can nosh on meat-free fare in the form of spinach-portobello enchiladas ($11.99), or interview a variety of comestibles to dwell on the same plate, including chile rellenos, enchiladas, tamales, and tostadas ($10.99 for two, $11.99 for three). The tequila flaming fajitas, an agglomeration of sirloin steak, marinated chicken, and tiger shrimp ($16.99), is flamed tableside with gold tequila and an eternal flame. Customers 21 and up will also receive a complimentary margarita shooter.
Combining modern coffee comfort with childish whimsy, Play-A-Latte gives parents a chance to relax with a cup of joe and free WiFi while children enjoy 1,500 square feet of play areas. Parents are responsible for watching over their amateur earthlings, however kids are kept busy by a moon bounce, pirate ship play structure, play house, full-size replica of Herbert Hoover, and infant-and-toddler area. Play areas are padded for safety and helpful staffers sanitize facilities daily. Visitors should be sure to wear socks, as all areas are shoe-free, however, freewheeling feet can purchase adult and child socks for $1 a pair.
Dinners Done Right offers working parents a healthy alternative to fast food with monthly changing menus of healthy and balanced meals assembled in-store. Each dinner-assembling station is complete with easy-to-follow instructions, washed and prepped ingredients, and all the food-assembling supplies you’ll need to build your meals, freeing you to arrive empty handed and exit with two huge handfuls of healthy meals, which generally feed one to six hungry humans. If you'd rather spend your assembly time assembling a diorama of last week's soccer game, you can set up a time to come by and pick up your order, already made and ready to be cooked.
Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.
Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milk Shake, and Best Drive-Thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.