The chefs at Silverlake Hunan Restaurant serve authentic Chinese cuisine with an eye for artistic presentation. Dining duos can scan the menu for their choices of soup, warming bellies with wonton pockets bursting with broth or mutual high-speed stomach rubs. Twin egg rolls cooked in vegetable oil enliven flavor receptors when not directing air traffic, and entrees such as General Tso's chicken rally taste-bud troops with stirring odes to swallowed morsels. Crunchy peanuts and spicy sauce shower tender cuts of meat in the kung pao beef, and sweet and sour shrimp tangos over the whole tongue, illuminating its zesty path like Hansel and Gretel mapping out their salsa-dancing steps.
Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza was born out of the owner's frustration with bad pizza from chains, which often tasted as if every ingredient was canned or frozen. Deciding to change the industry, Papa Murphy's tosses every ingredient, all of which are never frozen, onto the crust in front of the customer's eyes and sends them home to bake in a home oven. This dedication to fresh flavor earned Papa Murphy's the top spot on Zagat's National Chain survey.
Visitors can create their own take on the pizza pie or chomp into one of their signature pizzas, which range from meat-filled stuffed crust to calorie-conscious lite varieties covered in vegetables. Their appetizers and desserts follow the same pattern. Customers order raw cookie dough or cheesy bread ripe for the baking, resulting in every course being fresh from the oven.
Sports literally jump out of Fox Den 3D Bar & Grill's TVs. That's because they're 3-D. As football, baseball, and soccer games come to life, glossy red tables, red walls, and a long red bar color the room. Known for its wings just as much as the sports-centric atmosphere, Fox Den's menu presents eight options, including the bar's signature barbecue sauce, Spicy Asian, and Hott As Hell for the more adventurous. After filling up on specialty drinks, wings, and catfish, the bar's mechanical bull stands by to assist with digestion.