Gatti-town’s all-you-can-eat buffet feeds the fires in gamers’ bellies with an unlimited downpour of more than 40 edible options. Pile tongues with aisles of entrees that include pizzas, pastas, salads, cheese sticks, cinnamon sticks, and desserts such as the dutch apple treat pizza ($3.99–$6.99 per person for buffet plus $0.99–$1.49 each for beverages). Big-screen TVs in the dining rooms begin stuffing brains with entertainment to prepare them for a smorgasbord of automated amusement.
Alfredo's Mexican Cafe opened in Weatherford, Oklahoma, in 1998, in a tiny 1,500-square-foot building that could squeeze in 45 people at the most, but only if they were "back to back and shoulder to shoulder," jokes cofounder Bruce Hill. He never thought Alfredo's would get any bigger, and he was OK with that. But fate seemed to have other plans.
Customers kept coming back to Alfredo's for its large portions of Tex-Mex cuisine prepared fresh every day, and soon Hill was able to open other locations. Hill is grateful for his success and believes he should share it with others, so he donates a portion of Alfredo's profits to Manos de Amor, a children?s orphanage in Mexico, as well as a water ministry in Burkina Faso.
More than nine years ago, a tiny paintbrush dipped into hunter-green paint to accentuate a leaf on a tree––one of hundreds of trees that inhabit the full-wall mural of Sinbad's private dining area. Now a star-like background of twinkling string lights watches over a buffet with never-ending portions of hummus, kebabs, and warm gyros. More than just Mediterranean, the preservative-free menu mingles with traditional Persian recipes and Indian dishes such as golden samosa. As patrons wash down steak and veggie kebabs with a cold brew, they can peek into the banquet room to plan a future get-together for up to 60 people or swing from the chandelier in hopes of a three-point landing in a spoonful of hummus.
Sugar artist and pastry chef Cherry Duran has been turning whole eggs and pure vanilla extract into edible works of art for 20 years. Simple sheet cakes can be transformed into favorite animals, popular cartoon characters, and beloved bank tellers at the bidding of her capable hands as she carves three-dimensional, icing-covered likenesses and uses photo-scan technology to imprint images onto frosting. She also whips up bunches of delectable cupcakes, cookies, and brownies to suit any type of get-together and helps home bakers to hone their batter-wrangling form in cake-decorating classes for differing skill levels.
Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant serves up south-of-the-border classics with a menu of tamales, burritos, quesadillas, and chimichangas. Diners can dig into the chile relleno?a poblano pepper stuffed with beef or chicken and cheese?or shrimp cocktails served with jalapenos, avocado, and cilantro. The menu features more than 20 specialty dishes, including Tacos Alcarbon: two flour tortillas filled with steak or chicken fajita meat, served with house-made Mexican barbecue sauce, rice, beans, and avocado.