The menu at Mother’s Pancake House can sate breakfast cravings both sweet and savory. Plates such as the homemade banana-bread french toast and the banana split pancakes—topped with strawberries, bananas, and, of course, ice cream—awaken diners with an early-morning sugar rush. Meanwhile, chefs bake veggies, cheese, and breakfast meats such as ham, bacon, and sausage into hearty omelets. As time ticks into the afternoon, the staff begins serving sandwiches, burgers, pastas, and country-fried steaks.
Every month, Sweet Tomatoes rolls out a new roster of fresh-made eats—including many vegetarian and gluten-free selections—in its wholesome buffet. Simmering soups bubble with vegetables and savory chicken, alongside tossed salads tumbling with crisp produce, much like an Ent in a washing machine. On Sunday mornings, plates fill with comforting breakfast classics such as belgian waffles and scrambled eggs.
Basils Greek Dining mixes Old World tradition with contemporary culinary techniques to satisfy diners yearning for Mediterranean flavors and Greek comfort food. Named after the royal herb of Greece, Basils bestows an aromatic blend of herbs and spices on each of the menu’s entrees, starting with the spanakopita, with fresh spinach, basil, and piquant feta cheese stuffed inside baked phyllo pastry dough ($12–$14). The chicken lemonati excites flavor buds with a mixture of sautéed chicken breast, fresh mushrooms, artichokes, and pasta ($14–$16). Loquacious lamb lovers are allowed to simultaneously eat and talk with the Colorado roast lamb, oven-roasted meat garnished with garlic, oregano, and olive oil ($16–$18). Those tired of French, Italian, and Sub-Antarctic wine can sip the Greek’s take on vino, as Basils' list brims with dozens of options, from the silky Tsantalis Makedonikos red ($7 per glass) to the floral-noted Skouras Moschofilero white ($6 per glass).
When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.
Today, Subway restaurants number over 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.
Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, which is why most humans eat turkey and most aliens abduct their neighbors to show them their planets. Keep things simpler than extraterrestrials with today's Groupon to Reuland Food Service in Aurora. Choose between the following options: