Bob's Grill touts breakfast every day, boasting a schedule that starts at five in the morning and stretches until two in the afternoon, with the exception of bingo nights on Tuesday and Thursday. While regulars will continually find classics such as breakfast burritos and omelets on the menu—as well as bacon cheeseburgers and sandwiches—blue plate specials and other daily offerings change it up with stuffed bell-peppers, gumbo, and pork chops, as well as a smattering of delectable fruit pies.
Oak Street Bistro delights diners with edibles that please the palate while remaining environmentally ethical. Each selection on the newly renovated menu is fresh, flavorful, and eco-friendly—chicken is all-natural and free of antibiotics, seafood is sustainable, and vegetables are plucked from the local farmers' market whenever possible. Twenty toppings and seven cheese choices make the Bistro burger ($9.59 with five toppings and one choice of cheese) a bootquake-causing pick for the decision-averse and a masterpiece-begging canvas for creative connoisseurs. Those who prefer their crustaceans with a southern drawl will fancy the sautéed shrimp and grits, which are served together under a cloak of blackened cream sauce, bacon, and fresh parmesan ($10.79 for the lunch portion, $15.85 for dinner). House-made paradise tropical brewed tea ($2.35) and hot spiced apple cider ($2.59) help patrons wet their whistles quickly for impromptu Otis Redding tributes.
Tokyo has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in the world. It’s a difficult reputation to live up to, but Tokyo Japanese Restaurant attempts to uphold the traditions of this culinary heavyweight with its menu of authentic Japanese cuisine.
The three-course hibachi meal for two is perhaps the best display of the eatery’s extensive offerings with its shrimp appetizer, choice of soup or salad, and a triumvirate of sirloin steak, shrimp, and chicken. Tokyo Japanese Restaurant also boasts a large sushi and maki menu filled with common favorites, such as spicy salmon rolls, and more hard-to-come-by selections, such as quail egg and spicy crawfish.
Though the entrees at The Dixie Cafe make the biggest splash across its menu marquee, they're threatened with gastronomical upstaging by the southern-style eatery's 19 sides and scratch-made gravies. The chicken-fried steak, for example, is a tender, hand-breaded fillet that fully blossoms with flavor only after chefs smother it with cream gravy and cheddar cheese. And the Cajun grilled catfish's down-home taste isn't fully developed until it is paired up with bites of turnip greens, fried okra, or a homemade roll. The classic platter meals take advantage of this by pairing an entree with two sides, rolls, and jalapeño cornbread and can be ordered "light" for a portion that's smaller than the regular size and easier to toss in the air and catch in your mouth.
For new guests unfamiliar with their restaurant, Darrell and Jan Wiley of Smitty's Bar-B-Que have one piece of advice: relax. They cannot rush the process of building dinners from hickory-smoked meats and hearty sides; thus, they implore impatient diners looking for fast food to seek it in New York City. As guests shoot the breeze in the saloon-style dining room—decorated with wood-paneled walls and vintage signs—they can rest assured that their sandwiches, ribs, and half chickens are receiving the individual care needed for them to shine.