The dough wizards at Papa John's hand toss circular masterpieces with original and thin crusts made from high-protein flour to support warm bouquets of toppings. Hand-cut produce crowns all of Papa John's pizzas, mingling with the sun-soaked sweetness of sauce made from fresh, California-grown tomatoes. By adhering to its brand promise of "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's grew from a back-tavern pizzeria into more than 3,500 restaurants within three decades' time, or the amount of time it takes to grow a single pizzeria from a small seed.
Uncle Andy's Pizza's kitchen crew crafts dough from scratch each day to serve as a base for traditional and deep-dish pizzas, which complement the carryout menu's sandwiches and finger fare. For square deep-dish, round traditional crust, or thin and crispy crust pies (thin crust available on small and large only) choose from small with six slices ($5.99+), medium with eight slices ($7.49+), large with 10 slices ($8.99+), x-large with 15 slices ($10.99+), and party tray with 30 slices ($19.99+). Round or rectangular crusts give shape to specialty pizzas ($9.99–$29.99), such as a bacon-cheddar-cheeseburger pie. Hungry digits deconstruct half slabs of barbecue ribs ($9.99) and stretch around 10 buffalo wings ($6.99) slathered in a choice of four sauces. The kitchen staff forms 16-inch grinders ($9.99) and beckon teeth to excavate the italian sub's salami, baked ham, and three-cheese blend. When not baking edible wheels, Uncle Andy's Pizza often holds fundraisers for local charities and helps out-of-work forks find jobs as staple removers.
Sweet Lorraine's Cafe & Bar wholeheartedly embraces a smattering of influences, apparent in everything from the menu to the music. Nearly 30 years ago, when Lorraine Platman swung open the doors of her namesake restaurant, she had already racked up several years of success in the cheesecake and baked goods businesses. Her familiarity with healthy, homemade food and her artistic inclination found their way to what she calls "world beat cuisine" at Sweet Lorraine's.
Today, chefs churn out an epicurean mélange of plates, from quesadillas stuffed with pear and brie to yellowfin tuna nicoise salad and chicken and shrimp creole. A host of gluten-free options are also available, and a wine list boasts an extensive selection of 25 wines by the glass as well as a host of craft cocktails.