The dough wizards at Papa John's hand toss circular masterpieces with original and thin crusts made from high-protein flour to support warm bouquets of toppings. Hand-cut produce crowns all of Papa John's pizzas, mingling with the sun-soaked sweetness of sauce made from fresh, California-grown tomatoes. By adhering to its brand promise of "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's grew from a back-tavern pizzeria into more than 3,500 restaurants within three decades' time, or the amount of time it takes to grow a single pizzeria from a small seed.
Founded in 2005, Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina rode a wave of authentic mole sauce and frosty margarita mix and expanded from one location to five. They treasure the same family recipes in each kitchen, be it the mild green tomatillo sauce sauteed with traditional pork Chile Verde or the signature fish tacos with mango. The d?cor and specials, on the other hand, varies from joint to joint, with the newest location in Acton boasting an expansive dining room and a full bar where patrons can watch their favorite sports game.
The focus of Legends Grille & Sports Bar is its giant, fully stocked red wraparound bar. From behind this centerpiece, bartenders serve draft beers, bloody marys, and other cocktails. In addition to bellying up to the bar for libations, patrons can order pub food, such as a Bruin burger, Wachusett chili bowl, loaded nachos, or a fried-haddock sandwich, while taking in the game on one of the bar's 10 televisions. In addition, guests can take in live music acts throughout the week.
Goombaz Pizzeria & Grill?s specialty pizzas include all the makings of lasagna piled high on a crust, and a pairing of buffalo chicken and blue-cheese dressing on another crust. Those indulgent pies share the menu with healthier pizzas, including the Tone Your Body on a pita-bread crust covered with olive oil, pesto, and a smattering of veggies and romano cheese. The kitchen?s grill can cook boneless wings, steaks, and burgers topped with bacon and eggs that are served in sub sandwiches.
Settled on the pastoral landscape of the Mohawk Trail, The Harley House Inn welcomes travelers with servings of familiar home-cooked fare, catered celebrations and weddings, or weekend getaways spent in lodgings styled after a country home. Guests dine on dishes culled from seasonal menus in the rustic confines of the intimate, 20-seat tavern, or sup among the rough-hewn wood-plank walls of the charming, folksy barn. Boarders laze in the shade of the gazebo, or amble through the private, wood-fenced garden lined with perennials like every American president's Mardi Gras tuxedo. Winter finds lodgers enjoying a library of CDs and movies, card games, or a drink before a roaring fireplace, while spring and summer see visitors strolling through the bordering parklands or sweeping trails of bread crumbs in nearby forests.