The Depot Express delights hungering tongue buds with a smorgasbord of specialty pies, as well as a slew of toppings for persnickety pizza patrons to create their own. The menu boasts belly-please combinations, such as the omelette breakfast pizza, adorned with egg, green pepper, onion, mushroom, canadian bacon, and the lactic duo of cheddar and mozzarella cheeses (12" for $12.99), and the supreme pizza, blanketed with beef, sausage, pepperoni, onion, mushroom, black olive, and green pepper (14" for $14.99). The barbecue-sauce-slathered cowboy ranch variety loads on the meat ($16" for $16.99), while the taco pie dons a disguise of refried beans, ground beef, and piñata-shaped tortilla chips to hide from pizza-centric crime syndicates (12" for $12.99). Dough-based artists can create a meal masterpiece with traditional toppers, as well as more exotic trappings, such as fajita chicken, pickles, and sauerkraut ($10.99+). Individual pizza slices are perfect for light snacking before deep-space diving expeditions ($1.98).
Putt-putters of all ages can bask in the soothing, phosphorescent splendor of a Glowgolf mini-course as they navigate their illuminated golf ball through glowtopia. Courses contain sights such as light-defying blush corals, incandescent fishies, and lush foliage. Each pass is good for three 18-hole games, giving golfers ample opportunity to out-maneuver any vividly bright and very alive windmills that may appear. Equipment is available on the spot, so you won't risk bending your own putter when you chase after that pesky, good-for-nothing, hole-digging, ball-stealing, and most likely hallucinated gopher.
Old Chicago specializes in deep-dish pizzas and fresh pastas, with an extensive beer list to wash it all down. The sicilian pepperoni roll, a potent mix of pepperoni, pepper jack, mozzarella, green onion, and ranch dressing baked into a doughy fuselage ($7.99), leads an arsenal of appetizers equipped to soothe early hunger pangs. Eight offerings of pasta include the santorini, a motley crew of Mediterranean vegetables—black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic—lovingly embraced by romano-and-parmesan-garnished cavatappi noodles ($10.99). The "Chicago Seven" calzone packs a savory payload of sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, green peppers, red onion, and melted cheese ($9.99). Old Chicago diners can follow in the footsteps of famous pizza artist Vincent van Stuffedcrust by creating their own pies ($21.39 for a large with three toppings)—choose from over 40 toppings, including grilled steak, ricotta, and jalapeños—or pick from a list of eight specialty pizzas, such as the protein-packed meat me ($22.99 for a large) or its arch-nemesis, the malibu veggie ($19.99 for a large). Those pining for a tasty meal cap can indulge in OC's famous big cookie ($4.99), a frisbee-sized chocolate-chip treat served in a hot pizza pan.
The chefs at El Dorado prepare housemade enchiladas, burritos, tacos, and other Mexican favorites. Eaters can down the south-of-the-border flavors with an array of beverages from the bar, including 42-ounce Monster margaritas. To set a festive mood, the restaurant occasionally books upbeat musical acts and hosts poetry readings with Santa.
Grilled shrimp fajitas, chicken breasts in chocolate mole sauce, and chorizo-potato enchiladas are just a few of the specialties on the menu at El Cactus Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Diners can accompany bites with drinks mixed at a full bar.
Since sprouting from a humble taco stand in 1968, Taco John's has pollinated the central and north-central U.S. with its bounty of burritos, tacos, and signature sides. The eatery's much-touted potato olés consist of round nuggets of crisp potatoes dusted with a layer of secret seasonings. Diners can also sample a crunchy chicken-and-potato burrito in the venue's dining area, grab beefy taco salads for the road, or use a platter of nachos to lure out the fugitive that’s sleeping in your home’s air ducts.