At Frankie's Pizza, Italian–style gourmet pies begin with house-made dough prepared daily, topped with fresh cheese and a colorful array of veggies and meats. Cooks sprinkle on cilantro and pile on unique ingredients including pepperoncini and mild italian link sausage, accented with sauces in flavors such as zesty pesto ranch. Frankie's Pizza caters to patrons' individual dietary needs with gluten-free crusts, and provides optional sunbeams for customers who photosynthesize.
Zato Bar & Grill sates pernicious cravings and thirsts with American fare and thirst quenchers ushered throughout a modern bar setting. Prepare for a flavorful feast with an appetizer, such as a California roll—Alaskan crab, avocado, and cucumber wrapped in an orange tobiko and sesame-seed sleeping bag ($8.99)—or the artichoke dip—a smooth blend of cream cheese, parmesan, and anaheim chilis ($9.79). Between the buns of the barbecue burger, homemade barbecue sauce flows like piquant magma across applewood-smoked bacon, crispy onion strings, and cheddar cheese atop a patty of natural beef ($11.99). The grilled pacific-northwest salmon swimmingly combines local, marinated coho salmon with Asian basting sauce on a fluffy bed of sweet ginger rice framed by a cucumber salad and hoisin-grilled onions ($17.99). Satisfy sweet teeth or teeth that taste like bones by stroking softly through the warm meltaway brownie, which arrives tableside with pairings of ganache and vanilla ice cream ($5.99).
Papa John's has been popping out perfectly personalized pies 'round the clock for more than 25 years—fleshing out its lineup of specialty pizzas with a munificent menu featuring an array of classic and complex versions. Traditionalists of Italian fare can indulge in the spicy italian with pepperoni, sausage, and invisible Da Vinci-shaped meat (a $16.99 value for a large), and more progressive pie enthusiasts may select the hawaiian barbecue-chicken pizza––a vacation-inducing amalgamation of grilled chicken, barbecue sauce, hickory-smoked bacon, onions, and pineapple (a $16.99 value). Choose to indulge a creative culinary streak by designing a large Create Your Own pizza, selecting up to five toppings from an arsenal of dough accessories, including ham, banana peppers, and artichoke hearts (up to a $20.94 value). Like a bangin’ club or especially bangin’ fireplace store, Papa John's stays open late, making it an opportune eatery for impromptu pajama jams and uncontrollable sleep-feasting.
With more than 845 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company?s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as Peach Perfection and Strawberry Whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including Peanut Butter Moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate. The lunch hour presents toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320?420 calories each.
In addition to providing healthy eats to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative fights childhood obesity while encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.
Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milk Shake, and Best Drive-Thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.
Most new visitors find The Buttered Biscuit by word of mouth, since locals find the down-home cooking worth talking about. Featured on Check Please Northwest, diners are drawn into the cozy and unpretentious dining room by the promise of all-day breakfast, which has been praised as a local favorite. Try their chicken fried steak served with biscuits and country gravy, or the cinnamon-roll french toast?sliced rounds that are battered and pan-fried?all of which can be paired with mugs of hot cocoa topped with a mountain of whipped cream. If the idea of eating breakfast for dinner is a little too much to handle, try a pineapple burger, fish and chips, fettuccine alfredo, or meatloaf sandwich with a glass of wine or beer.