Overlooking Crimson Creek Golf Club and the lustrous Lake El Reno, Hook and Slice delivers laid-back meals by crafting casual American fare with a side of lodge-like ambience. Calm bovine-based cravings with a sizzling dinner selection of hand-cut steaks, including the classic rib eye ($14.95/8 oz.) and famous fillet ($18.95/8 oz.), both bathed in garlic-infused butter and cooked to order. Creative culinarians can visit the salad bar ($5.99 for multiple visits) to impressionistically splatter greens with homemade dressings, inspiring wild applause from herbaceous art aficionados. Bun-based lunchers can chomp through the Drunken Dog ($4.79), a vienna hot dog fried in beer batter and wrapped inside a poppy-seed bun. Diners blend breakfast and lunchtime favorites with the Fried Egg Hamburger sporting the titular element atop a medley of cheddar, bacon, and burger to send taste buds back in time to trademark brunch ($8.49).
Timber Lodge’s homey atmosphere complements hearty helpings of American fare that emanate from the chefs' kitchen. For dinner, they grill seafood, chicken, and steaks ranging from the 8-ounce filet mignon to the 18-ounce rib eye, and they infuse an Italian flair into the dining experience with pastas and 14-inch pizzas, rather than flocking every tablecloth in oregano. The staff forges lighter fare for lunch, including house salads and the Timber burger, which can be customized with cheese, bacon, and house chili.
Native to New Mexico, the green chile is packed with vitamin C and produces an endorphin high with each bite, so it's no wonder that it's the starring ingredient at Green Chile Kitchen. Along with red chile, the all-purpose veggie makes its journey from Bueno Foods, a half-century old food company that's also native to the state, directly to Green Chile Kitchen's made-from-scratch dishes. It then casts its capsaicin spells from menu items including green-chile pork quesadillas and stuffed poblanos. These pepper-laden meals share the billing with other New Mexican dishes such as tamales, red chile chicken posole, and flat enchiladas, which aren't recommended for 18th-century explorers.
The Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt enterprise boasts nearly 200 locations, cooling tongues everywhere from Mississippi to Australia. At each colorful shop, customers have total control over their cups, first selecting a combination of yogurt flavors from dozens of low-calorie options and then swinging by the toppings bar to pile on pieces of fruit, sprinkles of granola, crumbles of brownie, or an entire family of gummy bears. Yogurt flavors range from pineapple, chocolate, and no-sugar-added vanilla, to more complex blends, such as strawberry cheesecake and Oreo cookie cake.
Tony's Pizzeria and Gyros hosts a menu of piping-hot Greek cuisine, Italian dishes, and New York–style pizza. Hands knead fresh dough and concoct fresh sauce every day to accompany Tony's special blend of spices. Ravening hoards can top two large single-topping pizzas with pie plumage including pepperoni, onion, bacon, and jalapeño, as well as a choice of garlic bread or a 2-liter bottle of soda ($11.99). Specialty pizzas may be spangled with two to eight different pie-toppers ($6.99 for a medium). Rather than tossing a perfectly good origami collection into the oven, harness the deliciousness of folded treats with a chicken or traditional gyro, in which heaps of meat nestle into a pita drizzled in homemade cucumber sauce ($4.59). A honey-drenched chunk of homemade baklava aptly concludes Mediterranean meals ($1.15).
A vortex of pastas, steaks, burgers, and pizzas swirls around specialty barbecue cuisine inside Harry's American Grill & Bar's menu of phalange-licking American fare culled from scratch. Furnish vacant stomach space with a layered, tender "fallin'-apart" brisket, dripping with Harry's succulent barbecue sauce and equipped with mashed potatoes and Texas toast ($11.99). Harry's meats, like actresses who portray Ronald Reagan playing Hamlet, boast great range, their roles spanning widely from the grilled chili cheeseburger ($6.49) to the certified Angus eight-ounce grilled sirloin ($12.99). Meanwhile, each of 12 sandwiches, such as the BLT ($5.49) or the Philly steak ($7.49), can team up finely with one of nine imported beers. Harry's American Grill & Bar also occupies green thumbs with a handheld veggie pita ($6.49), which bursts at the seams with mushrooms, red cabbage, Swiss cheese, red onions, and patched with a tasty coating of honey mustard dressing.