True to its name, the Basic 5 sandwich from the GreenGo Grilled Cheese Gastro Truck is pretty simple: provolone, sharp-aged cheddar, swiss, muenster, and mozzarella melted together on sourdough bread. From that modest foundation, however, Chef Gaston Corbala uses local and organic ingredients to build innovative variations on the classic sandwich from his eco-friendly food truck.
Into Gaston's specialty grilled cheese sandwiches go everything from butter-fried lobster and smoked jalape?os to hamburger patties made from certified grass-fed beef. Gaston's experiments get even adventurous with his monthly specials, which have included cheddar-cheese-crusted sandwiches with bacon and maple syrup, a tastier alternative to pressing your sandwich against a sappy tree.
Of course, Gaston happily relinquishes the fun of combining unorthodox flavors to his customers. Many sandwiches include a choice of at least one of Gaston's from-scratch spreads, such as ale-beer chipotle mayo. And room can be made in any of GreenGo's sandwiches for add-ons such as balsamic caramelized onions or organic pomodoro sauce.
Culture may not sound very fun to a kid, unless of course it involves fire dancing, festive music, and servers bearing plates of flaming cheese. While dancers perform traditional Greek folk dances, kids can feast on unlimited pita pizzas and burgers from the buffet.
In 1959, Domenic Donato ventured from his hometown of Cosenza, Italy, to California, where he opened his first Italian restaurant with recipes from his mother, Rosa, whom he considers the best cook in Italy. Donato soon opened a succession of Italian restaurants now owned and operated by his sister, brother, and sons. In 2006, Donato passed down Mangia Italiano on Third to close family friends Adam and Kathy. The pair faithfully continues to follow the recipes passed down through generations of the Donato family, as well as adding modern twists to Italian classics.
Inside the kitchens, chefs bake eggplant parmigana with ricotta and romano cheese and lightly flour and saut? veal with fresh mushrooms and marsala wine sauce. In the dining area, murals of Italian seascapes are dotted with white sails puffing in the wind and depict ancient ruins full of crumbling columns and Betamax players. When not inspecting the restaurant's art, patrons can dig into plates of housemade cannolis and tiramisu.
When it comes to beauty treatments, O'Leisure Hair Design does a little bit of everything. Licensed stylists here use AG Hair Products and perform chic haircuts and keratin smoothing treatments, and spa treatments such as hair removal, eyelash extensions, and nail services are also available. You can get even eyebrows with a threading session, too, or renew your skin and up your pH levels with an ultra-hydrating facial. There are private spa rooms for all waxing, massages, and facials.
A cozy Asian eatery, Teriyaki Grill serves up all-natural cuisine without unexpected extras such as MSG and unappetizing additives. Step up to the counter to order spicy teriyaki chicken nestled in a boxed bento ($7.50) or bowl ($5.99), or put hand shovels to work by digging into a juicy teriyaki burger and fries ($5.99). The seared tuna salad keeps meals just shy of raw ($9), and a classic barbecue-pork banh mi sandwich swaddles barbecue pork, jalapeño, sour carrots, and white radish in a crispy baguette for stomach snuggling ($3.50, $6 for a foot long). Sip on potables such as sweet Vietnamese iced coffee ($1.99) and Japanese soda ($1.99) to prep mouths for a main sweet-tooth event of mochi ice cream ($2.99 for three).