Having dietary restrictions at a buffet can be a tough to manage due to hidden ingredients and a lack of vegetarian options. Fortunately, that's not a problem at Govinda's Vegetarian Buffet, winner of "Best Vegetarian Bite" by King Estate. All the dishes at this meatless eatery are explicitly designated so that guests can safely pick up slices of gluten-free bread, cups of vegan soup, or dollops of dairy-free salad dressing. Even without the classifications, it'd be pretty hard to stray from dietary paths, as the proprietors estimate that 9 out of 10 of their daily offerings are made without dairy, gluten, or smoldering molten lava. With this in mind, customers can guiltlessly peruse the buffet table that's loaded with everything from hearty salad fixings to vegetarian-friendly Indian fare. When in season, the chefs use local, organic ingredients to prepare their health-conscious dinner entrees, including tofu lasagna, split-pea fritters, and coconut curry. To keep things even fresher than they already are, the menu changes daily, with staff serving a new entree, soups, and fresh breads every day.
Sweet basil, a pungent and spicy herb with a flavor akin to cloves, originated in India, where it is believed to be a sacred protection against evil. The basil might not be fighting dark spirits at Sweet Basil restaurant, but things are going right for the eatery.
Aromas of fresh garlic, cilantro, and coconut milk waft across the cozy eatery, tempting customers to choose items such as garlic prawns, ba mee nam egg noodles, and three-flavor halibut. Deep-fried to a golden brown, the halibut comes topped with sweet-plum sugar, sour tamari, and garlic chili, making it a favorite of the Eugene Review. Dessert tempts tongues with a fried banana topped with powdered sugar and honey or with housemade coconut ice cream.
At Drunken Hog BBQ, all sauces are made in house from scratch, including the tomatillo beer sauce of the smoked pork and the honey chipotle that marinates chicken in a smoky-sweet flavor without dipping it in caramel-coated ashes. Meats seared on the barbecue, such as spareribs, pork, and chicken, complement a quartet of sauces, including the original barbecue and cilantro-lime. Kids’ meals sate appetites of age-deficient members of the family by feeding them proportioned amounts of mac ‘n’ cheese or drumsticks.
The classic all-beef frank is the centerpiece of the menu at Diggity Dog, but the chefs here get creative with their encased meats?you can also try the decadent, double-smoked British pub sausages, which come decked out with cheddar and bacon. Top off any dog with a variety of condiments that includes six types of mustard and three types of relish. Cascade Glacier milkshakes and ice cream are also available as cappers to your meal.
Natural, grass-fed beef is the key to the juicy burgers at Brick's Artisan Burgers, an eatery located within Fifth Street Public Market. The restaurant's cooks handcraft that beef into hefty patties, then pull the patties sizzling from the grill to be cradled in signature buns. Burgers aren't the only option, however: other specialties include brisket fries and healthy salads loaded with crumbled cheese, pears, and pecans.
Since 1981, TCBY has been synonymous with frozen yogurt. The company spearheaded the guiltless consumption of low-fat, chilled dairy treats with iconic flavors such as white chocolate mousse topped with fresh fruit and candy. Today, TCBY yogurt shops across the country continue the tradition with classic and specialty flavors such as caramel supreme, greek honey vanilla, and sugar- and fat-free mountain blackberry.