The vast dimensions of Grazie! Grille’s interior are matched by its sizeable menu of American and internationally inspired dishes. Amid the lofty ceilings and a roaring, stone fireplace, plates of steaming pasta emerge from the kitchen, while next door in the dining room, groups share meals or rousing games of telephone in cozy booths. Grazie! Grille also strives to play a part in its community by promoting charities, local events, and fundraisers.
Mikado Bistro's foodsmiths craft flaming wokfuls of favorite Chinese and Japanese dishes, along with plating delicate slices of fresh sushi. Diners can kick off consumption with the hearty crunch of fried wontons ($3.95), and edamame's ($2.95) boiled soybeans spring from their ancestral pods into waiting mouths. Chopsticks peck like foraging antique hunters at signature sushi rolls, such as the Golden Phoenix, a pile of slender disks of unagi, cucumber, crab, tuna, and avocado ($14.95) traditionally served as still-flaming ashes. Patrons can dive into two-item bento boxes ($11.95) filled with such goodies as vegetable tempura, chicken teriyaki, or sushi rolls, or scoop up helpings of succulent mu shu pork ($6.95) with chewy pancakes.
The titular clay ovens at Bombay Clay Pit turn out plates of still-sizzling traditional Indian dishes. The menu boasts an array of options, from the tandoori chicken—baked to a deep red from the fragrant marinade—to bowls of creamy coconut lamb curries. To help sop up the spiced sauces, guests can choose from a variety of naans such as the kashmiri naan stuffed with raisins, nuts, cherries, and coconut, and the keema naan stuffed with spiced ground lamb.
Brentwood Dog House is not the place to go for burgers or ribs. They serve one thing, and one thing only: encased meats. All-beef hot dogs come in two sizes, regular and colossal, and can be dressed up with specialty toppings, such as jalapeños, sauerkraut, and cheddar cheese. All dogs, even chicken and turkey dogs, come with onions, relish, mustard, and ketchup, save for the Chicago-style dog, which includes an anti-ketchup force field.
There's nothing small about Lumpy's Diner Express. It's not just that its eight-page menu is stocked with a variety of burgers, hot dogs, and other diner favorites—it's that it features several "Big Appetite" challenges, including one that requires diners to devour a burger that weighs more than 4 pounds and is loaded with at least six different toppings.
Lest its diners think that Lumpy's only features heavy meals, it offers healthy choices such as low-fat bison patties, grilled chicken, and protein shots for the milkshakes. An array of theme nights—such as Car and Bike night Mondays—and Betsy Ross look-alike contests round out Lumpy's all-American vibe.