Chef Pri’s gustatory adventures meet at the intersection of Thai specialty dishes, American comfort food, and international influence. Tables play host to artfully wrapped Japanese sushi and curries accented by pineapple and butternut squash. Chicken or shrimp cozy up to stir-fried noodles, and for heartier food, Chef Pri piles pot-roasted duck infused with cinnamon atop a sautéed spinach and garlic chili sauce.
The restaurant’s dining room exemplifies the same modernity found in the menu, with coal-black ceilings and geometric artwork against mustard-hued walls. Burnt yellow lights hang like glowing champagne glasses above Jasmine’s fully stocked bar, where diners can retreat for a cocktail or wine by the glass.
Entertaining the public for almost 30 years, the Silver Screen Theatre projects first-run movies in DTS digital sound on four expansive screens. In addition to a daily schedule showcasing four or five current features and the occasional employee home movie, the theater also shows a number of second-run children's films, and offers free admission for ages 3 and younger. The nontraditional interior accommodates guests with moveable chairs and tables, ideal for sidestepping obstructive hats or compiling a seating chart in the shape of Steve Buscemi’s face. Guests can supplement their intake of conventional movie fare with spirits and baked, fried, and grilled full entrees (not included).
Mattress Direct culls a variety of mattresses in textures ranging from firm to plush from brands such as Tempur-Pedic and Serta. Serta's iComfort, for example, evenly distributes support across the body with microsupport gel capsules nestled in its memory foam; a specialized material prevents overheating and the resulting unpleasant lava-chase nightmares. Mattress Direct's stock of bed frames, bed linens, and pillows allow patrons to assemble complete bedroom sets in one trip, and an express delivery service prevents the hassle of renting a moving truck or outfitting each leg of a new bed with a rollerblade.
At Nippon Sushi and Grill, the lunch ($10.49) and dinner buffets ($12.99; $14.99 after 7 p.m.) line bellies with an unlimited stockpile of hand-rolled sushi and traditional Japanese fare. Sushi chefs wrap maki rolls by hand around a colorful rainbow of ingredients, ranging from red chunks of fresh tuna to thin green avocados. Fires seal moisture inside fillets of grilled fish, and healthy, piping-hot entrees insulate bento boxes ($5.99) to keep other side dishes warm and cover Christmas presents hidden inside. A refreshing beverage ($1.89) whets out-of-tune whistles and complements the flavors of the buffet feast.
Woodshed Grill and Brew Pub—an official UFC sports bar—is a favorite hangout for regulars. As juicy burgers and saucy chicken wings delight taste buds, eyes can turn to more than 20 flat-screen TVs broadcasting sports. Meanwhile, bartenders mix cocktails and serve an extensive selection of beers, including 101 on tap and more than 100 in bottles.
Play combines the creature comforts of childhood with those of adulthood: arcade games and beer. Taps and cans dispense an ever-rotating reservoir of 20 microbrews—more than enough liquid confidence to attempt high scores on the rows of coin operated games such as Pac-Man, Street Fighter, and Galaga. All around, the thumping bumpers of pinball machines mingle with the clack of pool balls and the hiss of air hockey tables. But beneath the flashing surface of Play is a drive to bring people together.
When not wagering the next round of drinks on a game of hoops, or butting heads in a DJ-accompanied skee-ball tournament, guests can team up to test their mental mettle during trivia night. Karaoke evenings arm friends instead with microphones so that they can belt out a duet or practice eulogizing each other in front of a rapt audience. Quieter interaction can be found in an '80s-inspired nook, where an original Nintendo and a VHS-player revive summer afternoons spent playing Super Mario Brothers and writing love letters to John Cusack.