Satisfying meals and handcrafted beer intersect with premium sports viewing at Lamppost Pizza and Backstreet Brewery, founded in 1976 by Angelo Barro and his sons, Dan and Tom. Today, the franchise welcomes patrons to 37 locations in three states, and the philosophy remains the same at all of them. Seven big-screen TVs broadcast football, basketball, and baseball games from around the leagues to entertain patrons sipping small-batch draft beers brewed onsite. Fans munch on traditional sports-viewing snacks, such as jalapeño poppers, potato skins, and buffalo wings. Chefs also prepare heartier entrees including garlic-chicken pasta, Pesto Supreme pizzas covered with artichoke hearts, and The Linebacker, a pizza loaded with pepperoni, salami, ground beef, sausage, and two types of bacon.
At the Hot Dog Shoppe, the team members define "hot-dog topping" broadly. They can smother their hearty dogs in a classic blend of chili and cheese, for example, but they can also enhance them with more unusual flavors, such as a teriyaki glaze and pineapple chunks, or mac and cheese fried to a crispy finish. Side dishes are similarly adorned, ranging from classic french fries to fries topped with chili, cheddar cheese, pastrami, bacon, grilled peppers and onions, jalapeños, nacho cheese, and sour cream.
With 40 years of sandwich-making expertise, Togo's gives party planners an extensive catering menu from which to choose their spread. Sandwich trays ($45 regular size, feeds 10), the Endless Combinations platter ($65, feeds up to eight with 16 half sandwiches of four different varieties, plus a regular salad), and a 3- to 8-foot Party Footer (feeds up to 32 people; prices vary depending on sandwich type and size) will supply sustenance for Valentine's Day group gatherers, enthusiastic Presidents' Day celebrators, and supporters of early-February professional American football championships.
Citrus City Grille offers elegant decor in a fashionable indoor and outdoor dining room(s) and chic lounge. The decor is highlighted by a glassed-in wine room stocked with a beautiful selection of California wines and International wines selected for their unique varietal and character.
The knowledgeable staffers at Juice It Up! help customers to make healthy, delicious choices by blending fresh fruits and juices into refreshing beverages. More than 15 years since its founding, the juice chain has expanded to more than 100 locations, each staffed by employees dedicated to the shop’s healthy mission. Fruits, nonfat yogurt, and sherbets blend with unique ingredients such as chai yerba mate, fresh carrot juices, and green tea to make up specialty smoothies.
Customers seeking more solid sustenance can opt for bowls of organic omega 3-rich honey granola topped with açaí, bananas, and mangoes. Many locations welcome customers in with elements of West Coast–inspired decor such as California-mission-style windows, bright yellow and orange color schemes, and aspiring actors passing out headshots.
Pooja Cuisine of India’s owners, Asha and Satish, opened their eatery to pay homage to the distinctive dishes originated by the restaurants and chefs of their Indian homeland. They specialize in vegetarian and vegan Indian fare, such as delicate rice dosas stuffed with curried vegetables or fresh cheese and all-you-can-eat thali platters. Their chefs whip up spicy morsels for dine-in customers and for their catering business, where they transport homestyle meals to events such as weddings, corporate meetings, and World’s Greatest Grandpa award ceremonies.