Just behind a batch of tall hedges and palm bushes sits Joe K's Deli—a white building with pink accents and art-deco architecture that smacks of Americana. The feeling carries over into a menu of deli classics, including homemade soups, charbroiled burgers, and specialty sandwich melts, as well as vegetarian dishes such as vegetable skewers and falafel plates. Joe K's Deli serves breakfast and lunch, and its menu is available for party or office catering so that employees don't misfire staplers because of an empty stomach.
Ono Hawaiian BBQ brings the island to the mainland with tender meats soaked in made-from-scratch marinades. Chefs hand roll chicken katsu in panko bread crumbs to give it a fresh, crispy texture, and assemble generous portions of crispy shrimp, island whitefish, and barbecue chicken in the seafood mix.
The chefs at Honduras Kitchen, the self-proclaimed Home of the Conch Soup, cook up a menu of authentic Honduran specialties. Seafood soups simmer in coconut milk broths, while shrimp and conch ceviches cook not with heat, but with lemon juice or one direct glance from an angry superhero. Green or ripe plantains, called tajadas, accompany most entrees, and baleadas—made from tortillas folded in half and stuffed with savory fillings—present a shareable starter or hearty snack. The drink selection, meanwhile, includes fresh juices, smoothies, and Honduran beers.
Located inside of a soccer facility, the cuisine at Nano's Cafe crosses several culinary borders. Diners can feast on egg, cheese, and bacon sandwiches for breakfast, or send their taste buds to Central America with quesadillas and tacos, or standard American hamburger. On the sweeter side of things, the cafe tempts appetites with home-made brownies and banana bread.
The first thing visitors notice as they approach Mom's Burgers is the peeling retro sign, which looms over the cheerful little stand and features a colorful burger dripping with mayonnaise. The next thing they notice is the aroma floating out from the kitchen—sizzling beef, pastrami, and bacon. Guests can peer into the counter window for a glimpse at the chefs as they whip up their specialty Chronic burger, the delightfully messy tower of beef, American cheese, fried egg, and bacon lauded by reporters from LA Weekly. But if you’re hoping to save room for heaping plates of seasoned or chili cheese fries, or just want your hands to appear bigger, you can always opt for a "junior" version of their specialty burgers. Brown-paper bags of burgers, sandwiches, and tacos in hand, guests find seats at the picnic tables or on one of the stools that surround the stand.