Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza was born out of the owner's frustration with bad pizza from chains, which often tasted as if every ingredient was canned or frozen. Deciding to change the industry, Papa Murphy's tosses every ingredient, all of which are never frozen, onto the crust in front of the customer's eyes and sends them home to bake in a home oven. This dedication to fresh flavor earned Papa Murphy's the top spot on Zagat's National Chain survey.
Visitors can create their own take on the pizza pie or chomp into one of their signature pizzas, which range from meat-filled stuffed crust to calorie-conscious lite varieties covered in vegetables. Their appetizers and desserts follow the same pattern. Customers order raw cookie dough or cheesy bread ripe for the baking, resulting in every course being fresh from the oven.
The Brisket House allows meataholics and barbecaddicts to satisfy smoky cravings with a menu of meaty favorites, all smoked with a combination of oak and pecan. Tear into the restaurant's signature "Brisket House Special," with your choice of meat (house sausage, hot sausage, brisket, pork ribs, turkey, or chicken) alongside a slab of cheddar cheese, a whole pickle, onion, and bread. Orders come in sizes of six ounces ($7.50 for one meat), eight ounces ($9 for choice of up to two meats), and one pound ($18 for choice of up to four meats). Guests can back the stomach truck right up to the counter and order smoked meat by the pound—1/3 pound ($4.50), 1/2 pound ($6.50), or one pound of juicy, flavor-dripping slow-fired goodness ($12). For people who want to rain sides on the meaty parade, The Brisket House slings up half-pints ($2.50–$2.75), full pints ($4.50–$4.95), or quarts ($6.95–$7.50) of appetizing accompaniments, with a three-meat plate ($11.50) and choice of two sides.
The only thing to distract diners from a sports the game at The Wing Factory La Porte—broadcasted on four projectors and a flatscreen in every booth—is the pool table. And the video games. And poker on Monday and Wednesday nights. And of course, the sauce-drenched wings. 22 flavors grace the menu, from mild lemon pepper to creamy parmesan and smoking barbecue. For the truly adventurous, the ultra spicy Ground Zero causes one to belch cartoon flames, and thus requires signing a waver. Though the signature house dish will always be wings, guests can order several other pub grub staples, such as burgers, a buffalo chicken sandwich, and chicken-fried steak.
The Health Nut helps its clientele stay hale and healthy with a plethora of nutritious and wholesome lunch fare, vitamins, and other body-boosting sustenance. Midday patrons can pop in for a warm bowl of homemade soup ($2.95) and nosh on a chicken-salad sandwich ($4.95) or a whole-wheat chicken quesadilla ($7.25), eschewing less wholesome lunch cuisine such as gummy-bear burritos and pizzas topped with 9-volt batteries. Wash down healthful edibles with a protein shake ($4.25) or smoothie ($3.25), or peruse the retail selection of gluten-free and wheat-free products, including Udi’s bread ($6.25). The Health Nut carries a variety of top-notch, name-brand supplements, including offerings from brands such as Bluebonnet, Nature's Way, and Twinlab, as well as an array of vitamins ($6.95+) to strengthen immune systems against invading germs and smooth-talking bacteria.