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).
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.
A lifelong resident of Sumner, Sabrina McNall pined for the day when she could set up her own business in her beloved hometown. When a local café suddenly went out of business, McNall saw her chance to fill the void with simple yet satisfying deli sandwiches and hearty diner breakfasts of eggs, bacon, and hash browns. The gamble paid off, leading an EnumclawPatch reviewer to rave about Sabrina's Lunch in A Box’s no-frills menu laden with meaty sandwiches; she describes the roast beef and cheddar's horseradish sauce as "slightly tangy … [and] layered between real cheddar cheese and medium rare delectable beef slices." The chili dog comes with an all-beef hot dog and is topped with Sabrina's homemade chili with cheddar cheese, and bagels make a cameo on the breakfast menu, ensnaring tasty layers of ham, egg, and cheese.