The expert chefs at Chimichurri’s South American Grill recreate the textures, colors, aromas, and flavors of diverse regional cuisines in an elegant setting on a menu filled with traditional seasonal dishes. Deft fingers tuck hearty helpings of chicken and beef into an Argentinean-style pastry envelope and postmark the empanadas don pedro with guajillo cream sauce ($12) for expedited delivery to waiting stomachs. Slices of grilled beef rest on a bed of romaine lettuce in the ensalada de lomito ($16) before a light splash of cilantro dressing revives them from naps spent counting lamb chops. Beer-battered shrimp dance across a layer of mango, peach, and avocado on the langostinos crocantes ($22) and elderberry sauce imparts the wisdom of experience to the atún litoral's grilled tuna steak and sautéed spinach ($19). For dessert, airy white cake bobs in the tres leches’ creamy pool of three sweet milks ($8) and plates of flan present rich custard gilded in soft caramel ($8).
Kingwood Bagel & Sandwich tackles lunch and breakfast cravings with its sandwich selection and 20 varieties of fresh-boiled bagels. Explore the Mediterranean with a friend without hitchhiking across the ocean with two Greek Island sandwiches, a medley of turkey, caesar dressing, and feta cheese, or embrace Empire State–inspired flavors with the Bronx Bomber, loaded with swiss cheese, roast beef, and A1 sauce, and the New York Half & Half stacked with corned beef and pastrami. Guests can also put a personal spin on deli creations via sandwiches comprised from a litany of breads and dressings. Big cookies bring a sweet balance to the proceedings, along with a deluge of beverages such as coffee, hot chocolate, Snapple, and sodas. Early-to-risers kick-start their day with breakfast selections such as bagels and egg whites with grilled veggies, a healthy alternative to potato chip omelets.
From its lakeside location, Sharky’s Waterfront Grill embodies the inviting, laid-back spirit of the coast with fresh seafood and hearty sandwiches that can sate any appetite. Plastic swordfish splash across the Caribbean blue walls, and fishing nets hang around the ceiling lights. Oysters, blue crab, and catfish are just a few of the underwater offerings showcased in New Orleans-style po-boys or served with classic Southern sides of rice and green beans. Between filets of mahi mahi and tilapia, massive patties of certified Angus beef sizzle on grills, some packed with cheese for Sharky's collection of gourmet stuffed burgers.
The dining room sports a coastal aesthetic with swordfish hanging from the light blue walls and fishing nets hanging from the ceiling like weatherworn chandeliers. A hand-painted sign above the spacious patio attracts patrons enjoying seasonal concerts in the nearby pavilion or hungry triathletes training in the lake.
Anothai Cuisine's chefs grind their own fresh herbs and spices to awaken patrons' tongues with each bite of their Thai dishes. Pungent curry coats seafood, chicken, and noodles, and on the other end of savory-to-sweet spectrum, mango imbues shrimp with flavor that evokes the tropical drinks of which ice fishermen's dreams are made. Artfully arranged garnishes complement colorful dishes to excite the eyes, which can scan the bright red and white accents between bites.
DoubleDave's Pizzaworks serves up an assortment of hearty, hand-tossed pizzas, Peproni rolls, stromboli, and more. Choose a pie from DoubleDave's selection of specialty pizzas ($19.99 for an 18", $15.99 for a 15", and $12.99 for a 12”)—the buffalo-chicken pizza outfits its surface area in mozzarella, chicken strips, wing sauce, and ranch dressing, while the duplicitous Dave's Fave offers carnivore-coaxing meatball and sausage or veggie-baiting tomato, garlic, and spinach variations on its olive oil, garlic, and oregano sauce base. Do-it-yourselfers are welcome to design their own pies ($10.99 for a 15", plus $1.59 per topping), choosing size, toppings, and the type of crust, and diners wishing to cram their cuisine into claustrophobic confines can opt for a half-dozen Peproni rolls ($7.99), with pepperoni and cheese wrapped into dough. Or escape the boot-shaped grip of the Mediterranean with a Philly cheesesteak stromboli ($10.99 for large, $5.99 for small).
The fish connoisseurs at Wazabi Sushi Bar slice up a vast assortment of sushi filled with fresh ingredients flown in from Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Japan. An extensive menu of rolls and sashimi brims with hand-held fish devices such as tuna, salmon, and yellowtail sushi ($5 for two pieces). The cuisine-melding Texan roll ($10) tops salmon and jalapeño with beef tataki, served alongside cilantro-citrus sauce, and the prismatic Rainbow roll’s tuna, salmon, yellowtail, white fish, and shrimp cast a polychromatic glow across an awestruck California roll base ($13). Crab-infused creations such as the Alaskan roll ($10.50), with spicy crab, salmon, and avocado, side-walk around imitation crustaceans in favor of the real thing.