Last Drop Tavern looks to the Old World for inspiration, combining the atmosphere of a pub with the cuisine of a trattoria to create an entirely distinctive place that perches several notches above the average bar. The menu's signature Neapolitan-style pizzas honor the pizza-making techniques of Italy's Campania region during the 18th Century. Beginning with a 10-inch disk of dough, the chefs top the pie with everything from prosciutto, artichoke heats, and roasted mushrooms to italian sausage, saut?ed fennel, and red onions. Then, they let the wood-burning Mugnaini oven do the work, with fires that burn as hot as 800 degrees?roughly 30% of the surface temperature of the sun. To complement these crispy, flame-blistered pizzas, Last Drop Tavern also features a selection of sandwiches as well as more than 70 different beers, including 22 on tap.
The curving wood bar, gentle track lighting, and assortment of dark tables create a cozy ambiance within Last Drop Tavern. Televisions hang from walls, keeping patrons up to date on the latest game, and pool tables allow patrons to test their skills in between pints. Outdoors, the tavern features an 800-square-foot patio section where guests can enjoy a quick meal or a drink al fresco.
South Elm Restaurant & Bar?s Burger of the Month offers an opportunity for customers to play chef. Each month, chefs select a customer-requested burger recipe and invite the winner into the kitchen to help them prepare the meal. That's not the only interaction chefs have with guests, though. The culinarians man waffle and omelet stations as patrons customize their own meals by having bacon tucked into waffle batter or waffles minced into their omelets. The laid-back eatery also serves shareable plates of fried pickles, as well as classic handhelds, such as philly cheesesteak sandwiches and Nathan?s footlong hot dogs smothered in chili.
Sports bar are traditionally spaces where adults gather over pints to enjoy the day's biggest games. That's certainly the case at Varsity Roadhouse, where domestic and imported drafts pair perfectly with sports and coin-toss bloopers shown on the bar's 15 HD TVs. But the eatery also appeals to youngsters by serving free children's meals every Monday?Wednesday, as well as hosting kid's karaoke each Wednesday.
Entertainment isn't the only thing that entices all ages to visit Varsity Roadhouse. Cooks also tempt palates with bar food classics such as wings and shrimp tossed in a choice of 11 sauces, including lemon pepper and spicy honey barbecue. Slow-cookers simmer succulent ribs and brisket, while housemade batches of chips, salsa, and queso cater to nacho enthusiasts and vegetarians alike.
A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.
While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.
Though The Frisco Bar initially opened to provide the people of Frisco with a neighborhood hangout, the eatery is far from a typical bar. Sure, the menu is dotted with traditional bar food, such as burgers, pizza, and fish and chips, but these hearty meals also share page-space with more upscale feasts, including fish and tenderloin tacos, sweet-potato fries, and lumpia rolls packed with ground pork, carrots, and sprouts. To complement meals, bartenders pour glasses of cabernet, sauvignon blanc, and pinot grigio, and concoct nine unconventionally flavored martinis, from chocolate-covered raspberry to cinnamon apple pie. During their visit, patrons can sink into the eatery’s soft leather and velvet seating, play shuffleboard and darts, or test new pick-up lines on sports announcers broadcasted across the bar's collection 50-inch HD TVs.
Sigree Bar & Grill's name may refer to a traditional style of slow cooking over charcoal in an iron stove, but the atmosphere trades the classic for the contemporary. A sleek ebony bar, high-backed booths with gold accents characterize the dining room, immersing guests in a modern style echoed in fusion-influenced Indian dishes and servers who only dress in next year's fashions. Chef Mohammed Saleem Miah, who specializes in Indian cuisine, satisfies both meat eaters and vegetarians with dishes such as grilled rack of lamb over green herb sauce or bhagara baingan?eggplants stuffed with freshly saut?ed and ground spices.
But Sigree doesn't neglect guests looking for a more familiar Indian dining experience. The menu also features samosas, tandoori chicken kebabs, saag paneer, and biryani. If the lamb vindaloo gets too hot for diners, they can pause to sip a glass of wine, an imported beer, or an exotic cocktail. And its high-end appearance doesn't stop Sigree from offering $8 lunch specials that help hungry locals power through the rest of the day.