The chefs at R2 Restaurant cook up a menu of East-meets-West fusion fare paired with hot and cold specialty drinks. Dining duos can assuage hunger pangs or attempt to teach other the true meaning of Christmas by sharing starters such as the paper-wrapped chicken or fried tofu. West-leaning appetites are sated with entrees including a seafood alfredo pasta or hot panini, while Eastbound palates can opt for pork fried rice or a curry rice dish. The customizable meals let diners express themselves via choices of rice or pasta, buttered corn or mixed vegetables, a trio of three savory meats, and drizzlings of black pepper, mushroom, or garlic sauce. A generous 24-ounce glass of 1 of 14 different types of iced tea pairs the intricately spiced entrees with exotic flavors such as lychee and plum, and the green boba milk tea lets diners take swift midmeal sips of dairy-infused liquid without toting along their own zip-locked bags of nacho cheese.
Lamppost Pizza was founded in 1976, boasting a menu of bubbling pizzas and hearty, Italian-American eats to fuel families and sports fans. Meals begin with fresh, antipasto salads tossed with Italian cured meats, pepperoncini, mozzarella, and tomatoes or tales of spicy-sweet romances told by zesty chicken wings. After toasting good company with a garnet glass of zinfandel, pasta-eating pairs excavate layers of lasagna or sop up a ravioli dinner's house-made meat sauce with complimentary garlic bread.
In 2004, four friends who happened to be bowling aficionados lamented the absence of a nearby bowling center. Rather than complain, petition, or stage a protest that involved a cosmic-bowl laser show on the mayor's front yard at 3 a.m., they simply opened their own. Thus Action Lanes was born out of need, but its 32 lanes transcend necessity and border on luxury. To wit, players keep track of each roll on animated scoreboards while jamming to the beat of tunes playing on the sound system. This modern bowling center features all the amenities?a pro shop for gear, a snack bar for eats, and a sports bar to celebrate a win or lament a loss with a drink and a toast. Action Lanes also houses an arcade and separate rooms that can accommodate parties and events.
The chefs at Honey BBQ know that if you're good at something, you should stick to it. That's why they keep their menu simple, and stick to the classic Chinese barbecue recipes they do best. The menu is made up of only six options, starting with a choice of sizzling chicken, beef, or a combination of the two slathered in sauce. From there, chefs toss these cuts onto bowls or platters filled with rice and cabbage. After that, the only choice left is which soda to sip and which table will make passersby the most jealous.
A few things may have changed for Birrieria Tlaquepaque since 1982?like the fact that it now occupies three locations?but it's been winning applause ever since its founding. Birrierias specialize in the spicy meat stews native to Jalisco, Mexico and goat stew is Birrieria Tlaquepaque's proudest specialty. But the chefs also put together burritos, tacos, and quesadillas from fresh, high-quality ingredients for a menu that has something for everyone. As delicious as the cuisine is, there are more reasons to come besides the food. When house band Viva La Birria's white-clad mariachi musicians show up, guitars in tow, dinner becomes even more of a draw.
As the name suggests, Pho Filet’s filet mignon versions are its top draw. Generously spiced with ginger and clove, the pho bac is a special treat. Order the meat on the side and get a plate of gorgeously pink slices that you can cook to your liking in the boiling broth.