Cafe Delphi Greek and Lebanese Restaurant's proprietor, Mir Hassan, and expert chefs take taste buds on culinary tours of the cradle of humanity with an extensive menu of delicious Mediterranean delights. Paying homage to the ancient Greek tradition of filling up on breadsticks, appetizers prelude Near Eastern feastings with tantalizing dishes such as the fried-cheese or grilled-eggplant musaka. On main plates, Mediterranean samplers unite cabbage rolls, kibbeh, and a choice of chicken shawarma or gyros with meat tastefully dressed in a cape of grape leaves. In addition to tasty terrestrial meats, tongues swoon over sea specialties and vegetable entrees such as the Delphi’s fish topped with special pasta sauce and served with hummus and rice, or the vegetarian plate, a tasty mélange of hummus, musaka, spinach pie, and feta salad.
An international appeaser of frozen-fare addictions, Yogen Früz sates savage sweet teeth with healthy frozen-yogurt options. While their flavor menu varies depending on the season, Yogen Früz’s range of treats remains consistently delicious throughout the year with options including frozen-yogurt fruit blends ($3.25+), soft-serve yogurt with toppings($2.95+) and froyo shakes or smoothies ($3.95+). Nondairy, nonfat, and low-fat options are available so everyone can savor these treats, even body-conscious free-range cattle. Smother yogurt snacks in succulent fruit and unique toppings that range from shaved coconut and chocolate to Cap'n Crunch and Fruity Cheerios ($0.50 each).
A homegrown success story with a slew of awards and nearly 40 years of history, Popeyes has introduced its menu of Louisiana eats to taste seekers around the globe. Rather than downloading low-quality, unsatisfying meals through the Internet, packs can pick up Popeyes’ family-style meals, pairing eight pieces of Cajun fried chicken with four buttermilk biscuits and a side of award-winning rice and beans ($16.99). A po boy stuffed with crunchy shrimp ($3.49) makes a splash in lunchboxes, and chicken nuggets ($2.49 for six pieces) surf into mouths on waves of refreshing sweet tea ($2.99/gal.).
With summer barbecue season bearing down like an angry bull, this meatberg ensures July evenings scented with charcoal and satisfaction, no matter the size of your crowd. The imminent meatark of USDA-graded steaks includes four bacon-wrapped 7-ounce filets, four 7-ounce filet strips, four 8-ounce Black Angus New York strips, four 7-ounce flat-iron steaks, six half-pound pure chopped beef steaks (81/19 lean), and two 17-ounce porterhouses. Ponderosa's steaks are cut from the finest top third of the cattle class of 2010, and then flash frozen and sealed in special Cyrovac bags that preserve the meat's red perfection for up to two years with nary a spot of freezer burn. With no nasty preservatives, Ponderosa's steaks taste fresh-picked off the animal and delicious all the way down to the T-bone.
Neatly aligned inside multi-tiered display cases, sugary showpieces at Cupcakes 'N Cream lure frosting fanatics with prismatic toppings and creamy swirls. Red velvet, chocolate mint, and wedding cake highlight an eclectic lineup of taste-pleasing cakes, which can be ordered in sizes including mini ($7/half dozen), regular ($2.50 each), jumbo ($3.50 each), or separate spherical cake balls ($1.50). Harvesting 24 flavors of Hershey's premium ice cream, seasoned scoopers stack cones, cups, and overheated construction helmets with either one scoop ($1.99) or two scoops ($2.99) of sweet reprieve. Crunchers can opt to sink canines into the craggy veneer of a cookie ($0.75–$1.50), and coffee and soda ($1.50) remind sippers why imaginary tea parties are so unsatisfying.
LaFleur's Seafood's spacious banquet rooms brim with the savory scents of fresh-cooked fruits of the sea. Stuff bellies with a bountiful supply of all-you-can-eat oysters or shrimp ($19.95), or enjoy a more finite amount of bounty by plying teeth in the disassembly of an eight-ounce charbroiled ribeye steak ($12.95). The trio platter of fish, shrimp, and oysters serves palates a heaping of sub-aquatic fare best imbibed by way of a fork or deck of baseball cards fashioned into a trident ($15.95). Feel free to sip domestic ($2.50) or imported ($2.75) beers to wash down bites and cool down revved-up maws.