Jets of water leap upwards from the fountain in front of Agadir Moroccan Cuisine, creating an aquatic soundtrack to accompany walks to the front door. A pair of palm trees lines the entrance, where friendly hosts welcome diners and escort them to a table inside the vibrantly colored indoor dining area or out on the shaded patio. Skilled chefs bring the stainless-steel-laden kitchen to life, crafting sizzling glatt-kosher dishes full of flavors drawn from Moroccan, Israeli, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Guests may also pair evening meals or outdoor hookah sessions with an assortment of music—including acoustic, Latin, jazz, classical, and authentic Moroccan—performed by local artists or traveling jukeboxes.
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Q appeases ravenous appetites with a menu of original, gourmet dishes and refreshing drinks crafted in-house. Turn your table into a utopian commune and share a savory conglomeration of the house’s signature tapas, such as lamb chops served with potato gratin ($11.50/small plate) or grilled veggie pizza topped with artichoke pesto, roasted mushrooms, red onions, and sun-dried tomatoes ($9). Seafood favorers may opt to pass around dishes such as sushi-grade tuna tartare, paired with red onions, grapefruit, chili, and avocado purée ($13.50). Pitchers of red- or white-wine-based sangria quench collective thirsts ($21), and a frozen mojito can be used to remedy sunburned cheeks from the inside out ($11/glass).
Cuisine Type: European-style
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
With more than 1,000 different types of cheese made within its borders, France is known as the cheese capital of the world. So naturally, it's the country from which The Cheese Course imports most of its inventory?75 types to be exact. These include brie de meaux, fromager d'affinois truffles, and roquefort, one of France's oldest cheeses and one that is still ripened in the same cool, damp caves of Combalou.
Of course, France isn't the only region represented at The Cheese Course. The European-style cheese shop introduces patrons to more than 150 artisanal cheeses imported from dairy farms all over the world. Most of the cheese makers use the same cheese-making methods that have been passed down through their families for generations via email. The house cheesemonger guides patrons through the cheese-selection process and teaches them how best to serve each one.
The shop also shows off its wares in various bistro sandwiches, including gourmet grilled cheese and the popular prosciutto di parma. This 14-month-aged, imported Italian meat gets its nutty flavor from the parmigiano-reggiano whey in the pig's diet.
Made-from-scratch recipes and fresh ingredients have been setting The Original Pancake House apart from its breakfast-spot competition since 1953. That's when its owners established an all-day empire committed to ingredients such as pure hard-wheat unbleached flour and butter made from fresh sweet cream.
Today, The Original Pancake House cooks across the country still construct scrambles and omelets from fresh Grade AA eggs. Powdered sugar lines the rims of oven-baked dutch baby pancakes, and granny-smith apples simmer in oven-baked pancakes (two of more than a dozen styles of pancake on the menu). Even the toppings are made in-house, including whipped cream, specialty syrups, and sauces. To complement these flavors, staff fill cups with fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juices and coffee blended specially to match the Original Pancake House's menu and upholstery. Although each location takes on the local charm of its surrounding city, all of them share in common a homey atmosphere that welcomes families with perks such as color-in place mats and kids' menus.
Name aside, The Original Pancake House isn't just a breakfast spot?in fact, it stays open for at least two meals a day, or six if you follow most doctors' advice to take a small pancake break every few hours. The savory side of the menu holds sandwiches piled with thick-cut meats, caesar salads, and savory crepes stuffed with cheese and veggies.
Cuisine Type: coffee shop
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: fresh roasted coffee specialties
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: fresh roasted coffee, great sandwiches, Greek yogurt and pastries in the most beautiful surroundings
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
A classic coffee culture menu using our own brand of fresh roasted beans, and offering smoothies, sandwiches, salads, omelets, desserts and Greek yogurt medleys
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Turtle heaven is our version of a mocha latte, infused with carame [drizzle]l, topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, ... and mini walnuts. Mmmmmm.
Do you use any family recipes at your restaurant? Whose family do they belong to (the chef, the owner, or someone else)?
Our owner creates his own version of salads and sandwiches using his many years of past experience in the bakery and restaurant industry, while our manager creates the mixtures and toppings for the coffees.