Polish Cottage's name is a nod not only to its food, but also its space, where bright-blue walls hold decorative folk art and surround a white, raised fireplace. In this cozy setting, Polish beers, two types of sausages, and Old-World–style hunter stews populate the tabletops. Five types of fillings––ranging from bison to sauerkraut––stuff pillowy pierogies, and classic golabki, or cabbage rolls, are smothered in the house tomato sauce. In the wee hours, the kitchen staff prepares plates of Polish ham and homemade farmer's cheese, both of which they also fold into omelets.
The menu at Chopstix Asian Diner amalgamates the flavors of Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, and beyond to create a unique selection of Pan-Asian cuisine. Chicken satays slathered in peanut sauce share menu space with Korean-style barbecue short ribs and pad thai with pan-fried shrimp. Mongolian-style stir-fry blends red and green onions with spicy house sauce and a choice of meat. Vegetarian choices include spicy eggplant stir-fried in a garlic sauce or the chop suey vegetable delight with napa cabbage, snow peas, corn, broccoli, and bamboo shoots.
The chefs at Big Juan’s tacos y burros serve generously sized quesadillas, burritos, tacos, and enchiladas 24 hours a day. “All of our recipes use fresh ingredients and are made from scratch continually throughout the day, just as if it was prepared in the customer’s own kitchen,” cofounder John Schwimmer says in QSR Magazine. Shrimp, chicken, and carne asada are stuffed inside everything from tortas to street tacos and sautéed envelopes, wheras breakfast items range from burritos with egg and cheese to huevos rancheros.
Located at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Poppy Kitchen's arched windows and long rustic bar is proudly home to "food you want to eat." Open for dinner and drinks, the evening menu begins with elegant platters lined with freshly shucked oysters and the the restaurant's famous steak tartare served in a jar with pickled veggies and crostini. Larger plates include duck breast with duck confit, fried rice, and chinese mustard jus and crispy salmon with a wild-mushroom risotto and balsamic glaze.
Landry's, Inc. operates more than 40 restaurant brands with only two main goals: good food and good memories. Thankfully, each of their venues has a signature element that's hard to forget, whether the Oceanaire's fresh seafood?flown in daily?or Rainforest Cafe's animatronic wildlife that's almost as realistic as the Amazon's wind-up monkeys. Steak and seafood spots feature prominently on the list of Landry's locations, including Morton's The Steakhouse, Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse, and McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks. But there are standouts in other genres, too, such as the Italian trattoria known as Grotto.
At Azian Restaurant Sushi & Korean BBQ, chefs take care to form every sushi roll by hand following traditional Japanese techniques, but they ask for a little help preparing their Korean barbecue dinners. After marinating pork and beef in soy sauce, garlic, pepper, sesame oil, and sugar, chefs send the uncooked meats to tables where guests take command and grill their meals on a gridiron to seal in flavor and football metaphors. Guests sear meats on the tabletop cooking surfaces and can round out their suppers with warm, baked lobster rolls, hot bottles of sake, and cool scoops of green tea ice cream.