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.
We take pride in pioneering one of the first Filipino gourmet and fusion style restaurants. We took some Filipino favorites and other international gourmet foods and made them our own. We only use the finest quality ingredients and apply the highest standards.
When Ronn Teitelbaum opened the first Johnny Rockets location on June 6, 1986—on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles—his goal was to create a restaurant where people could escape the postmodern blues of everyday life and experience a taste of timeless Americana. The name itself is a nod to this ideal—it combines the star of a classic American fable, Johnny Appleseed, and a classic car, Oldsmobile’s beefy Rocket 88. The chain now makes itself at home in America's cultural landmarks, including Yankee Stadium and the Flamingo Hotel.
During meals at one of the 300 worldwide locations, you’ll see signs of simpler times. Cooks and servers hand-dip shakes and cook up a selection of classic American comfort foods, including hamburgers, sandwiches, and American fries served with ketchup smiley faces. Riding sidecar to each meal is a selection of starters that include sourdough-battered onion rings, sweet potato fries, and seasoned Rocket Wings.
Capers, cilantro pesto, barbecue chicken: these ingredients, along with more than 30 others, can top pizzas at Villaggio Pizzeria. Dough handlers craft build-your-own pies as well as California-style ones, which come crowned with West Coast–inspired toppings such as chipotle pesto and olive tapenade. The pies share a menu with other classic pizzeria treats, including buffalo wings, jumbo cheese ravioli, and oven-baked subs with housemade meatballs.
At India Coffee and Snacks, cooks fashion fresh ingredients into vegetarian Indian cuisine. The casual Diamond Bar eatery specializes in samosas, puri, and other chaat—savory street-food dishes that are typically served from a roadside stand or a parking meter's secret snack compartment. The menu also includes tikka masala, thick uthapam flatbreads, and international dishes such as Asian tofu salad or braised broccoli rabe with orecchiette.
Patrons at Kingswood Fusion Pots dunk raw meats and vegetables in tabletop pots of boiling broth to self-cook a savory shabu-shabu meal. Pick the house spicy broth or one of five specialty broths such as chinese pickled napa, japanese curry, or martian glow-in-the-dark grapefruit with which to heat your choice of eight different boilables, such as Angus beef or lamb shoulder. Diners wash down their pair of plates by splitting a large sake, or slurp two iced teas, iced coffees, or sodas. As hungry duos patiently await their pots, appetizers such as shrimp tempura, fried oysters, and fried gyoza keep mouths occupied so they won’t spontaneously start shouting the ABCs.