Presentation matters for the chefs at Passion Fin. Dishes such as the sculpture-like chicken teriyaki and sushi platters with unagi sauce drawn on as blooming flowers exemplify their dedication to preparing eye-catching meals. But putting together dynamic flavors is just as important for them. Especially since the chefs draw inspiration from traditional Japanese and Thai cooking for their regional Asian dishes. With more than 50 sushi rolls on the menu, as well as pad thai and red curry with shrimp, both influences make their mark elegantly. Passion Fin also features a small selection of wines, sakes, and cocktails, including distinctive martinis made using lychee juice and plum wine.
Sushi Noshi's chefs spin out more than 80 different sushi and nigiri rolls. The selection includes everything from classic avocado rolls to unorthodox BLT Revolution rolls filled with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and shrimp tempura. And though each dish comes with a healthy dose of flashy presentation, the Love Boat for Two takes the cake. It arrives in a small wooden boat, much the same way the spirit of Christopher Columbus visits children in their dreams. Other items on the menu include Japanese dishes like teriyaki mussels, udon noodles, and seaweed salad.
The menu at El Sol Azteca Bar & Grill may not be as massive an undertaking as the Aztec pyramids, but it's still a pretty sizable effort. All the usual suspects are present, from quesadillas to burritos stuffed with chicken and chorizo, but the menu also features quite a few adventurous dishes. Two of the most popular examples include the tender lamb fajitas and the Hawaianos shrimp with pineapple.
The aromas of freshly ground spices, smoke from a charcoal clay-pit oven, and sizzling ginger and garlic fill the air at Saffron Indian Cuisine. The eatery’s seasoned chef puts his 18 years of culinary experience to use crafting a lineup of traditional Indian dishes, including curries, saffron-infused entrees, and tandoori-cooked meats, for lunch buffets, dinners, and catered events.
Chefs use grass-fed beef, cage-free chicken, and steroid-free pulled pork that hail from sustainable sources to craft a bounty of tortilla-wrapped treats that take their names from the likes of Caddyshack, Fletch, and Seinfeld. It's this dual mindset of serious food and irreverent attitude that tinges every one of the eatery's southwestern morsels, from the Art Vandalay burrito to the John Coctostan quesadilla. As the kitchen staff crafts their daily batch of guacamole to join the lineup of six zesty salsas, diners choose from a list of more than 20 ingredients to fill out the entree that will soon be conjured before their eyes. Because dishes are made to order, each finds easy customization for vegetarian, gluten free, and low-calorie diets, and the absence of microwaves, trans-fats, and MSG keep eats wholesome. Meanwhile, a complimentary accompaniment of chips and salsa turns portions into full meals faster than an industry-grade blow-up ray.
At Let's Dish!, families select healthy, hearty meals to eat at home without having to dedicate valuable time to planning, shopping, or preparation. After placing an order online, patrons stop by the shop at a scheduled time to assemble dishes that are made from fresh ingredients, customized to taste, and then, like Sleeping Beauty, frozen to prevent them from aging. Meal menus rotate monthly and include homestyle selections, such as pork tenderloin, New Orleans–style andouille pasta toss and santorini chicken kabobs with summer orzo salad. The preassembled Dish-n-Dash entrees allow for speedy pickup service, freeing families to spend more quality bonding time sorting the mail by size and color.