Guests clinking shots of tequila or sipping margaritas fit in seamlessly with Baja Cafe Deerfield's festive atmosphere, conspicuous in its vibrantly colorful dining room that often displays balloons, streamers, and decorations. The tequila list includes more than 400 varieties, from distillers such as Jose Cuervo, Arette, and El Tesoro.
Baja Mexican cuisine sets off the flavor notes of these tequilas, tantalizing taste buds with entrees such as mahi-mahi tacos, various asadas, and the spicy Satan's Revenge burrito with housemade chili con queso. The lunch menu includes most dinner items, and all dishes can be made spicier, or "el scorcho" style, upon request.
Just because a menu is brief doesn’t mean it doesn’t offer a lot of choices. At Wild Wild Wingz, chicken wings fill about a quarter of the one-page menu, tempting diners with sauces as varied as teriyaki and bacon cheddar. The rest of the menu dabbles in a menagerie of other meats, including full or half racks of baby-back ribs, new york strip steaks, or salads bulked up with mahi-mahi. When not congregating around the bar, patrons can reserve a private room where they can challenge each other to games of pool or practice juggling controllers for Xbox 360 Kinect or Nintendo Wii.:m]]
The chefs at Sri-Thai infuse rice, noodle, and curry dishes with piquant spices and herbs imported from Thailand. Bite-size morsels of meat and seafood find their way into most dishes, including lo mein noodles and panang curry. Most dishes can be made vegetarian by substituting tofu or mushrooms for meat. Patrons can relax beneath a flat-screen TV in the grape-and-cream-hued dining room.
The chefs at Christine's On The Green cook up a menu of casual daytime fare for lunch, as well as a roster of pastas and meats for dinner. Midday's oriental grilled-chicken salad arrives topped with crispy noodles ($9.95) and the philly-cheesesteak sandwich ($7.95) exudes brotherly love from atop a hoagie roll. With a choice of four noodle types, six sauces, and six proteins or grilled veggies, the build-your-own pasta option ($12.90–$15.90) allows evening's diners to draft blueprints for their ideal plates, and the rib-eye steak ($21.95) fends off pointy-fanged admirers with a side of garlic mashed potatoes.
Plates of fresh-made sushi and sashimi travel to tables around Sushi Song's cozy dining room, which is bordered by brick walls and illuminated with romantic lighting. In the kitchen, cooks carefully assemble rolls brimming with inventive ingredients such as Maine lobster, quail egg, and barbecued eel.
Direct From Philly’s grillmasters sear each cheesesteak to order using a half pound of chopped steak or chicken, onions, and american, swiss, provolone, or Cheez Whiz. Carved from marinated loin tails shipped directly from Philly, the steak nestles atop a 9-inch Amoroso's roll to construct a symphony of flavors as typically Philadelphian as the Liberty Bell or Ben Franklin’s Liberty Bell–shaped wig. The quick-stop eatery builds upon its cheesesteak origins with a selection of signature sandwiches, which introduce chopped steak or chicken to inventive blends of toppings. A jumble of grilled onions, roasted garlic, and pepper relish fill the Touch Tone’s pillowy bun, while the barbecue bacon philly recalls summertime with a mixture of green peppers, bacon, and barbecue sauce.