Beef ‘O’Brady’s boasts a protein parade of classic American fare prepared hot, steaming, and packed with enough beefy flavors to stampede even the most ravenous appetite. The brand-new lunch menu whets the fangs and gorges midday hunger pangs with greatest hits alongside tasty new classics. Dive into the beef end with the restaurant’s build-your-own burger, a quarter pound of seasoned steak ready to be dolled up in choices of racy chilis, deliquescent cheeses, and snappy smoked bacon, with a side saddle of fries ($5.99). Tackle the Gameday hot dogs, smothered in chili and cheese ($5.99), or snap back a dynamic duo of fish tacos ($6.99). Vegetarians can lunch in felicity with 'O’Brady’s new grilled veggie bowl ($4.99), splashed in creamy poblano sauce.
The friendly staff at Nu-Castle Diner delights feasters with hearty American dishes and with what it calls "the most tender roast beef in town." Steaming bowls of the homemade soup of the day ($4.29) warm beleaguered bellies and stand ready for dunks of accompanying full or half-sandwiches ($5.59+) or particularly cold chins. Crispy bacon snuggles inside a bed of lettuce and tomato in Nu-Castle’s BLT ($5.39), and tuna or chicken salad fills the stuffed tomato ($5.39), perfect for a light meal. A kids’ menu called "Adam’s Choice" lets pint-size diners contentedly nosh on youngster-friendly fare ($3.59–$4.59), and a daily lunch special soars to tables of midday epicureans with an accompanying glass of iced tea ($7.25). Tender roast beef served on a homemade bun ($5.39) satisfies sandwich-seekers, and Vicki’s homemade desserts ($2.25/slice) provide excellent feast finales, with sugar-free options pleasing health-conscious sweets-lovers and spying dentists.
Back the Philippines, Menchie enjoyed cooking the island nation’s traditional cuisine for her friends and family, imbuing her kitchen with the signature Filipino aroma of garlic and onions. After immigrating to Amarillo, Menchie still commands the wok in her eponymous restaurant, crafting authentic dishes the minute they’re ordered. Located in a former A&W drive-in, the dining room’s red-backed booths host diners as they enjoy plates of noodles mixed with chopped veggies or skewers of barbecued chicken. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, hot coals slowly roast a whole pig stuffed with lemongrass and onions as the pig quickly regrets its decision not to eat its lemongrass salad in the shade.
The waitstaff at Indian Oven have been known to recommend just the right dish to those unfamiliar with Indian cuisine, even arranging sampler plates from their lunch buffet as a culinary introduction. Regardless of a diner's level of experience with Indian cuisine, though, it's easy to find enjoyable flavors on the restaurant's menu. Mild, housemade paneer cheese and potato dumplings simmer in rich sauces, and cuts of chicken or lamb marinate in a savory mixture of yogurt, spices, and Al Green songs before sizzling in a clay tandoor oven. Guests can alternate bites with sips of sweet, milky Indian–style coffee or creamy mango lassi.