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.
It all starts with the chile at Green Chile Kitchen Route 66. This little pepper is the hallmark of the New Mexican food served in this rustic, wood-trimmed eatery. Both the red and green varieties add a kick to almost every dish, from the nachos loaded with housemade chips to the hot and mild sauces that smother enchiladas. Pork, chicken, or veggie green chile stew is topped with sour cream and served with a tortilla. Finally, the pepper makes an appearance in 1/4 and 1/2 rotisserie chickens, as well as fresh, from-scratch pies in varieties such green chile apple pie and mexican chocolate pecan.
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.
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.
While the heart of Johnny Carino's menu is rooted in genuine Italian traditions, forward-thinking creativity has birthed what they like to call their signature dishes. The menu was designed by executive chef Chris Peitersen, and each location executes it by blending fresh ingredients with extra time to create high-quality preparations. Diners will find entrees such as 16-layer lasagna with made-from-scratch sauce, and pizzas made with home-baked crust. Other signature choices include the all-natural beef tuscan ribeye, baked stuffed mushrooms topped with house lemon-basil cream sauce, and tiramisu made from the ground up. Entrees can be paired with any selection from Carino's extensive wine list and cocktail menu.