Jung's Mongolian Grill inspires culinary creativity with a family-friendly buffet of stir-fry ingredients and sauces. Guests can load bowls with a menagerie of vegetables, meats, and noodles before handing custom blends to the grill-masters. Staff members then toss and serve edible opuses, permitting patrons to take home their leftovers if they don't return for seconds or anger the door guard by snapping his fake beard. Alternately, diners can rebuild and revise all-you-can-eat concoctions until stomachs replace growls with thankful purrs. The grill battles cravings from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. for lunch and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner, elongating its hours to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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.
The Lasagna Cart’s straightforward menu of Italian favorites pairs fresh salads and sandwiches with a selection of interchangeable pasta ingredients to help diners build flavorful fettuccine Frankensteins. Forge an edible noodle-friend with fettuccine, angel hair, or spaghetti, then douse creations in creamy alfredo, pesto, or marinara sauciness ($5.50) before adding chicken ($2), meatballs ($1), or veggie accents ($0.50). Forego the creative process by ordering a classic lasagna entree ($7.50) or pacify sweet teeth with a slice of homemade pound cake ($3), which, like dollar bill origami, is made from scratch.
In 1968?the same year that Richard Nixon was elected president and the Beatles released their White Album?the meat buffs at H&H BBQ slow cooked their inaugural batch of southern barbecue. Though the world has changed radically in the decades since its opening, H&H has continued to earn a devoted following thanks to the staff's dedication to forging homestyle barbecued meats and comforting side dishes. Chefs whip up fall-off-the-bone ribs, beef brisket, and pulled pork, all of which are tender enough to dive into without a fork, knife, or modified oboe.
Oakshire Brewing's master libation-smiths brew small batches of high-quality malts and hops in a 15-barrel, 4,000-square-foot brewhouse. Guests can visit the main brewing facility's tasting room to admire the malt magic created by the diligent staff. Weekday visitors wet their whistles on 4-ounce samplers of three year-round and seasonal selections, and Friday swillers can enjoy plentiful pints of their favorite brews. Gargle the crisp, dry hops of a Northwest–style Watershed IPA and the dark, silky suds of the Overcast Espresso stout. Or dabble in seasonal selections, such as the malty Ill Tempered Gnome Winter ale, a distant cousin of the nonalcoholic beverage sipped by Snow White's Grumpy. The brewery peddles bottles ($4–$5) and cases ($48–$60) of its regular and seasonal beer for those wishing to partake in imbibing in the comfort of their own home, and it equips swig sessions with growlers ($5) and pint glasses ($3). Guests can also advertise ale adherence with a brewery T-shirt ($18) or hat ($12) or by shouting panegyrics about beer in a crowded mall.
Burrito Girl keeps its menu short and sweet, ensuring that its kitchen crew can focus on crafting each dish fresh to order. Burritos fold around onions, cilantro, beans, rice, and meats that have never been frozen or even visited an igloo. A layer of cheese and pork or veggies fills each pupusa before they're fried to a golden brown.