Aodake Asian Bistro's chefs quickly whip up traditional and westernized Japanese, Taiwanese, and Chinese food. Guests order their meals at the front counter, and then head to a free table to wait for it. There, they can relax and watch TV or take advantage of Aodake's free WiFi while swirling yaki soba noodles, biting into oyster tempura sandwiches, or popping cooked- and raw-fish sushi rolls into their mouths. Aodake also has a variety of vegetarian rolls that feature the likes of avocado, sweet potato, and free-range seaweed.
The bistro opens early to ply guests with Taiwanese dan bings and Asian breakfast sandwiches. The dan bing is a savory crepe crammed with green onion, eggs, cheese, and sauce. The Asian breakfast sandwich features a fried egg, cheese, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, and sweet mayo on toasted Asian milk bread.
Dr. Sonia Moussa opened Clark Dental Care in 1999. Years later, when it came time to expand her practice, she decided to add another location and another Moussa—namely, Dr. Therese Moussa. Today, the duo fosters oral health during general and cosmetic dentistry services including Invisalign regimens, teeth-whitening sessions, and restorative implants. In order to successfully treat as many patients as possible, the doctors speak English, Spanish, and Arabic, which, when spoken all together, sound a lot like Portuguese.
Vegan cuisine might not be the first thing many carnivores think of when dining out, but the chefs at Urban Vegan are working to change that. They don’t sacrifice flavor in their Thai and Asian dishes, instead using soy pepper steak, soy shrimp, and seitan to give their entrees a satisfyingly meaty texture. But it’s how the dishes are prepared that really makes them tasty. Stir-fried mushrooms and fresh ginger give one dish its complex interplay of flavors, and hot red curry paste makes another spicier than Tabasco-brand mouthwash.