Domino's has been decorating dough canvases with flavorful sauces, an assortment of cheeses, and high-quality toppings that range from classic to unconventional since 1960. Domino's dough is tossed daily and stretched by human hands, not by clumsy catapults and model airplanes flying in opposite directions. Treat friends to a tasteful feast by checking the online menu and crafting a custom masterpizza with Domino's wide range of ingredients, or choose nonpizza fare such as buffalo wings, pastas, sandwiches, and breadsticks. Famished diners too starved to choose their own pizza toppings can select from Domino's American Legends, featuring signature flavors from throughout the land. Pizzas such as the Pacific Veggie, Honolulu Hawaiian, or Wisconsin 6 Cheese impart all the delicious diversity of a road trip without the hassle of decoding an atlas.
The scents of chili-cheese fries, half- and quarter-pound burgers, fried chicken, and catfish fillets have been wafting from the cozy confines of Spurlock’s for more than seven years, coaxing passersby to indulge in some classic American comfort food. In addition to 15 appetizers, including coconut shrimp and fried veggies, the kitchen staff prepares generous portions of chicken parmesan and grilled pork fillets and wraps its 8-ounce filet mignon in bacon.
The sun sets over the Chicago skyline, burnishing the tops of the edifices and casting their reflections on Lake Michigan. But instead of lounging on a boat in the water, guests are sitting in the bright blue dining room of AJ's Burgers & Beef, gazing at a mural of the city's downtown buildings. As natives of the Chicago suburbs, the owners wanted to bring big-city eats to this college town, for which they've earned several awards from local publications. To this end, Vienna beef hot dogs are piled high with bright green relish, yellow mustard, sport peppers, and celery salt, and italian beef sandwiches are soaked in au jus and topped with giardiniera for a more authentic Windy City meal than a grilled pair of Air Jordans. Signature plates include crispy seasoned waffle fries and an Angus-beef burger slathered in housemade garlic sauce.
At School House of Chili, which is located on the campus of Purdue University, cooks simmer seven varieties of chili. Recipes range from the vegetarian chili, which contains black beans and sweet potatoes, to the Tailgate chili, which contains brisket, ground turkey, and bacon. The restaurant's build-your-own chili bowl concept allows diners to choose a base—rice, mac ’n’ cheese, and Fritos are a few options—before adding on a choice of chili and toppings such as sour cream or habanero peppers. Chili dogs, nachos, and sandwiches round out the menu, and sips of beer wash it all down.
Cooks at Diggity crown 100% beef hot dogs with an array of classic and inventive toppings. Signature hot dogs include My Big Fat Greek with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and blue-cheese dressing and the Mac 'n Cheesy dog topped with the cheese-covered noodles.
Hurricane Grill & Wings showcases its library of more than 30 sauces in dishes that blend American, Mexican, and tropical influences. Their sauces' level of spiciness mimics hurricane intensity ratings, from the honey or mango barbecue options occupying Category 1 to the Ridiculously Hot Hurricane sauce in Category 5. In between sit flavors of ancho chili and lime, jamaican jerk, chipotle raspberry, and spicy sweet chili. Baskets of jumbo or boneless wings come tossed in guests’ sauces of choice, as do grilled chicken or mahi-mahi sandwiches.
Elsewhere on the menu are tropically themed selections such as firecracker shrimp tacos, Southwest-style churrasco steak, and Monterey jack-filled quesadillas, while the to-go menu can accommodate large gatherings, such as sports-watching parties or jury-duty reunions. Meanwhile, bottle and tap beers from Abita, Harpoon, Redhook, and many other breweries help subdue roaring mouth fires.