Showcasing a throwback '50s motif, homemade draft root beer dripping with sugary goodness, and a menu straight out of Americana, Edwards Drive-In was recently featured on the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food. Jilt commitments to tasteless cuisine in favor of a grilled chicken sandwich ($4.59), flanked by a side of old-school, commie-hating onion rings ($1.69). The 1/4-pound cheeseburger ($2.59) relieves stomachs on a quest for carnivorous sustenance, while Edwards' chili warms frigid palates with sizes ranging from a cup to a gallon ($2.49–$22). Edwards Drive-In's root-beer floats ($1.79–$2.99) defy precise categorization as a solid or liquid, incorporating draft root beer made fresh on-site and ice cream scooped straight from an ice cow.
Chefs air all of their culinary secrets at Fujiyama Steak House of Japan, where they expertly slice filet mignon, flip pieces of shrimp into the air, and grill mounds of rice at hibachi tables as diners watch. Guests can also marvel as sushi masters stuff the freshest fried shrimp, avocado, cucumber, and crab inside the dynamite roll before deep-frying the entire cylinder to a crispy golden brown. They create this same crunch in other maki specialties by incorporating tempura-battered shrimp and chicken.
Notes of live music echo throughout the two-story structure of Beale Street Live, summoning feet to the dance floor of this Mardi Gras–themed bar and restaurant. The eatery’s savory appetizers, such as steak fries or mozzarella sticks, make it easy for friends to share or play edible Jenga. Classic pub-style bites such as hot wings and nachos satisfy cravings, and cheeseburgers and classic deli, grill, and barbecue sandwiches quell ampler appetites. On top of nixing hunger, visits to Beale Street Live also conquer boredom with brisk games of pool or live musical performances illuminated by a professional lighting system.
The chefs at TJ's Kitchen cook more than 70 entrees for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but diners only need to glimpse a few of them to pick up on the comfort-food vibe. For dinner, guests feast on hand-breaded country-fried steak or stuffed burgers made with 100% Angus beef, then finish with a dessert of apple crisp topped with homemade caramel sauce. If guests come back for breakfast, they can try a spinach-and-feta omelet or bananas-foster pancakes.
Because good food, like news of your Second Life character’s recent promotion, is worth sharing with a lot of people, TJ's Kitchen has a 50-person banquet hall where guests can celebrate birthdays and other events while making use of the room’s 42-inch flatscreen TV and WiFi.
Papa Murphy’s serves up a tasty menu of handmade "take ‘n’ bake" pizzas created using dough, cheeses, meats, and veggies that are freshly prepared every day (prices listed below are average; actual prices vary by location). After customers choose their pie, Papa Murphy's personable pizza fashioners will build the pizza in-store and then package it for customers to bake at home in the oven. Customers can select one of Papa Murphy's signature pizzas or customize their pie to a more specific taste, culling from the four sauces, three crusts, and more than 20 toppings available. Watch as Papa Murphy’s pizza professionals corral the ingredients of a signature pizza such as the cowboy ($14.99 for the 16” family size), complete with pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, and black olives. Or request a Chicago-style stuffed pizza ($16.99 for the family size), packed with onions, mozzarella, four kinds of meat, and one of the most efficient public-transit systems in America. Thin-crust fans can opt for an herb chicken Mediterranean deLITE ($11.99 for a large), smothered with feta cheese, olive oil, and spinach. And veggievores can avail themselves of Papa Murphy’s gourmet vegetarian option ($15.99 for the family size), which comes saturated with a creamy garlic sauce. Side your pizza with an order of cheesy bread ($3.99) or a two-liter soda ($2.09).
For more than 50 years, the family-owned-and-operated Pasquale’s Pizza has been creating homestyle pizzas and Italian dishes crafted from fresh ingredients. Though prices vary by location, sides of hot garlic bread ($1.50) and a chef salad with ham, pepperoni, and cheese bathed in a dressing of your choice ($4.50-$4.80) prep the palate for an Italian avalanche. Cheese or meat ravioli ($3.80-$8.25) can stretch out the stomach enough to fit a ten-inch around-the-world pizza, which features pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers ($9.54-$9.80). The famous stromboli steak sandwich eases through esophagussi with eight inches of Italian yeast bread hugging a beef patty, mozzarella cheese, and either mushroom gravy or pizza sauce ($5.75-$6.75). Diners can wash away the spicy remains of pizza and pasta with soft drinks (around $1.39), a glass of wine (around $3.75), or a bottle of domestic beer (about $2.25).