Bonafede-family matriarch Anita started JoJo's Pizza Kitchen more than four decades ago, and her discerning taste for ingredients is still identifiable in the menu. Though her son Joe, who napped on flour sacks in the back of the restaurant as a child, now runs the eatery, fresh basil and plum tomatoes grown in Stanislaus County still release aromas that hint at sun-soaked furrows. Through a dining room window, guests catch glimpses of chefs tossing freshly risen dough for pizzas or smaller chefs for their adorable giggles. They grate fresh parmesan cheese as wine cooks slowly down with mushrooms on the stovetop and chicken marinates in lemon and garlic. Servers bustle past, filling glasses with house wines or draft beers.
At Cha Cha’s Tacos & Tequila, chef Joseph Martinez sears Californian-Mexican specialties in a hardwood-fired oven located in the hub of the restaurant’s open-kitchen layout. Just as dragon-roasted knights add excitement to a castle, fire-roasted tomatoes add zest to the handcrafted salsas spotlighted on the menu. Scoop up the eponymous tacos, such as pork carnitas with grilled pineapple and chipotle salsa or portobello mushroom with organic greens and pico de gallo, each wrapped in an organic corn tortilla (any two for $8.95). For full-plate fare, try the spit-roasted, Yucatan-spiced Jidori chicken ($13.95), or for a more diminutive appetite, turn to the citrus-marinated shrimp ceviche with diced chilis, onions, and avocados ($9.95).
For more than 20 years, the family-owned and family-oriented Thai Specialty has warmed diners' mouths and bellies with traditional Thai spices and sauces. Salmon sauteed with a spicy white wine sauce rests over a bed of spinach, and whole fish absorb the vibrant flavors of spicy apple and ginger-chili sauces. Items such as fruity smoothies are available with appetizers before your meal, and mango sticky rice or coconut ice cream are available for dessert. The menu calls out dishes' spice levels with a helpful red-chili scoring system, with one chili meaning spicy, two meaning very spicy, and one and a half meaning that someone took a bite out of the menu.
Though Burrissimo is far from traditional, its dishes are rooted in the Italian tradition of freshness and letting great ingredients shine inside simply-crafted recipes. The idea behind Burrissimo is quick, custom cuisine. Along the culinary assembly line, the staff builds pasta bowls, salads, pizzas, and even Italian-style burritos, personalizing each with sauces, more than 30 fresh toppings—which range from roasted garlic to baby spinach—and finished with choice of grilled protein or vegetables.
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