Blue Adobe's History Hub experience combines entertaining stories about the Southwest's history with three-course dinners and other tasty Mexican treats. The History Hub first provides patrons with a history show and lunch at Blue Adobe event center, where customers catch a live-action reenactment of western history events with a historic enchilada and taco bar serving as a backdrop. Next, guests pile into a horse-drawn wagon for a tour of 15 registered historic structures, which are described in a 30-minute audio tour that never once uses the word manticore. While en route to a wine tasting at Windmill Winery, the wagon brakes for a Quick Draw session, where guests can wring up to 20 bullets out of a Colt 45. Finally, daytrippers round off their adventure by visiting the L&B Inn for a dinner of anything from the menu, including fajitas with chicken or beef and fresh veggies, or chili con carne with unlimited tortillas.
The Steak Out Restaurant & Saloon ropes in a loyal clientele of hungry ranchers with a full menu of mesquite-grilled steaks cut in-house. Slide into a booth beneath the restaurant's rustic wagon-wheel chandeliers and warm up with homemade chips and salsa ($4.95)—or make a healthy choice with deep-fried zucchini ($5.95) sourced directly from locally grown deep-fried gardens. For the main event, savor slow-roasted prime rib ($18.95–$25.95), or test one's stomach dimensions with the T-bone ($25.95). Mesquite-grilled Back Bay pork ribs ($16.95 for a half-rack) marinated in beer leave digits dripping with tangy sauce, and a pair of lamb chops served with mint jelly ($20.95) is easy to share with first dates or sock puppets. All dinners come entouraged by a salad with secret Steak Out dressing, cowboy beans, and a choice of ranch fries, baked potatoes, or vegetables.
Both a sports bar and a tantalizing pizzeria, Boston’s slices up 18 varieties of fresh gourmet pizza while diners keep one to three eyes on the Coyotes or Cardinals game. Boston's menu boasts hand-pressed pizzas made from scratch ($6.89+), with whole-wheat and gluten-free options available, as well as toppings such as poblano peppers, pineapples, and diced pepperoni. While chomping on the piquant jambalaya fettuccini ($14.99) or the feta-cheese-topped fish tacos ($9.49), satiated diners can feel free to cheer on their favorite football, baseball, or underwater-cricket team playing on one of Boston's multiple flat-screen TVs.
Characterized by its simplicity and uncanny resemblance to Sophia Loren, Neapolitan pizza is made with the freshest and healthiest ingredients—including ripe tomato sauces, homemade mozzarella cheese, and your choice of high-quality toppings—and then baked in a wood-fired brick oven and served crispy and piping hot. Vero Amore is one of the few VPN-certified establishments to serve the authentic Neapolitan pie, owing to super-owner brothers Aric and Joshua Mussman’s training at the world-renowned Verace Pizza Napoletana academy in Naples in 2006. Keep it simple with the classic margherita pizza ($9.50–$10), sample a smokier savory with the pizza anima with andouille sausage ($11–$12), or dine with a Medici's opulence and order the pizza lussuria's mélange of genoa salami, garlic, and crushed red peppers ($10.50–$11). Vero Amore's menu also offers a variety of Italian appetizers and entrees. The prosciutto caprese salad ($9.50–$10) and steamed clams in a garlic white-wine sauce ($13) are sure to delight pizza cynics and college freshmen alike. Finish off your Tour de Naples with homemade panna cotta ($5.50) or a chocolate-chip cookie baked in the brick oven and served with ice cream (both $5.50).
Eddie Maroni’s Pizzeria provides a menu of pasta, sandwiches, and pizzas that give cheese-pie seekers a taste of accomplishment. A 16-inch meaty Maroni pizza punches palates with pepperoni, bacon from Canada and America, genoa salami, sausage, and ground beef ($18), while a 12-inch perfect pizza expertly blends pepperoni, mushroom, and black olives to deliver a flawless food specimen ($13). An 18-inch veggie pizza helps herbivores avoid dining dilemmas ($18); adventurous food-architects can also build their own pizza by choosing from a variety of sauces and toppings ($10+).