Say it's 1 a.m., you've got some friends over, and everyone is hungry. As if the late hour doesn't complicate the situation enough, you've got one friend who wants tacos, another who's championing gyros, and you're craving pizza. Enter The Oasis Restaurant & Delivery: a small family of eateries that delivers late night and packs all of the aforementioned dishes onto one menu.
The menu's custom New York–style pizzas can be topped with anything from meatballs to sauerkraut, and its quesadillas and tacos overflow with fillings such as pulled pork and battered cod. There's plenty of Italian eats as well—including oven-baked pasta and stromboli—alongside a thoroughly American lineup of burgers, all-beef hot dogs, and fried chicken shaped like the 50 states. Recent additions to the menu include wings in one of 13 sauces and Oasis melts—grilled cheeses stuffed with corned beef, bacon, or barbecued pulled pork.
As a small, family-oriented eatery, M & T's Pizzeria is proud of its gorgeous wood-fired brick pizza oven. Guests can try the primary offering in sizes ranging from 8 to 14 inches, sprinkling on toppings such as beef, ham, and grilled chicken. However, the kitchen team also prepares alternate fare, ranging from subs to burgers and pasta.
JB?s Sarnie Shoppe?s owners, Gareth and Bruce, helm a bustling kitchen where fresh bread, baked in-house twice daily, embraces a cavalcade of hearty sandwich fillings. Guests can build their own sandwiches, referred to as sarnies, with wholesome ingredients, such as Boar?s Head meats, thick slices of cheese, and housemade roasted-red-pepper spread. The menu ventures beyond the breaded with cobb salads and creamsicle smoothies, and names items using slang from overseas: ?sarnie? (sandwich), ?crisps? (chips), ?biscuits? (cookies), and ?cookies? (biscuits). Outside of the shop, it caters any event that has at least five people capable of chewing.
Channeling the rich history and cultural charm of New Orleans' Bourbon Street, Fat Fish Blue treats customers to a potpourri of flavor and fun. The enticing dinner and specialties and desserts menus sport a super-sized satchel's worth of soul-warming sustenance, pre-heating patrons' inner Arethas with appetizers such as fried green tomatoes ($5.99) and swamp bake ($7.99), a cheesy spinach and artichoke dip. Classic Louisiana-style sandwiches range from the fried shrimp po' boy ($9.99) to the country Cajun chicken sandwich ($8.99) with blackening spice, smoky barbecue sauce, jack cheese, and onion crisps. To stay light on your carpet-cutters for an after-dinner dance, opt for some gussied-up fresh greens (starting at $4.99 for a big house salad). Or, to make sure you're safely weighed down in case a balloon salesman hands you all his merchandise, fill your belly to the brim with a serving of mumbo jambalaya ($5.59 for a small, $9.99 for a large) or southern fried chicken ($12.99) with peppercorn gravy, corn bread, mashed potatoes, and fresh veggies.
Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi's well-traveled owners, Mel and Barb Ayers, unite the culinary artistry of Japan with chefs selected from around America for their talents and showmanship. The result—set in a convivial restaurant with an outdoor patio and tableside hibachi grills—draws a bridge between the artistic elegance of Japanese cuisine and the family-friendly atmosphere of an American steakhouse. Meats sizzle on hibachi grills as chefs perform knife and spatula tricks for dazzled onlookers, who must refrain from leaning in too close lest a tower of onions suddenly catches fire. The spectacular dance of flames results in entrees of filet mignon, sea scallops, and lobster tails, all of which pair nicely with sushi such as a crab-filled california roll or a Volcano roll drizzled with fresh magma.
Born in Jalisco, Guadalajara, Cocina De Carlos owner Carlos Mendez brings the zesty, flavorful cuisine of that region to diners' plates. He personally selects the fresh produce and high-quality meats that he and his team—many of whom are family members—use to craft handmade tamales, burritos, and house specialties such as halved, grilled pineapples stuffed with shrimp and cheese. They never use any frozen or canned ingredients, and will prepare gluten-free and vegan dishes on request. For a different taste of Jalisco, try one of the eatery's signature margaritas. “All margaritas are made with 100 percent agave tequila. The House and Jr. House margaritas use tequila from my hometown,” Mendez told a writer for Toledo Free Press.