Serving up food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the culinary team at Cheddar Jack's crafts their homemade burgers with 100% fresh Angus beef that has never been frozen. Provolone and colby jack join four other types of cheese atop the six-cheese burger, and the bacon, onion rings, and barbecue sauce on the Rodeo burger are only available to patrons who lasso it from the kitchen. Cheddar Jack's chefs also whip up comfort food dishes that include meatloaf, pulled-pork sandwiches, all-beef franks, and milk shakes. Along with lunchtime and dinnertime treats, early birds can feast on breakfast starting at 8 a.m. seven days a week.
Roosters Club N' Grille packs its menu with an array of dishes inspired from cuisines across the globe, from the tastes of the Mediterranean to Southeast Asian flavor. Begin the taste-bud temptation with an order of firecracker calamari, lightly breaded and fried, then tossed with sweet cherry peppers, garlic, tomatoes, and Roosters' signature herb blend ($9). Or, sample Roosters' spin on a traditional Greek stuffed pepper, a fire-roasted red pepper filled with Feta, spinach, cous cous, and raisins ($8). Noontime noshers can select from an expansive selection of sandwiches, burgers, and skewers, ranging from lamb and beef gyros ($7) to New York–style pastrami ($7). Dinner diners can span the globe with Roosters' Moroccan–style scallops and pineapple-clove cous cous ($24) and thai-basil chicken with pineapple, lime, and panang curry piled on white rice and seasoned with frequent flyer miles ($17).
Delicious food stuffed with more delicious food is a culinary concept that Barducci's Italian Bistro & Pizzeria gets behind. Its menu lists several items that conceal savory cargo in an equally appetizing package, such as stuffed mushrooms, lobster ravioli, and oven-baked stuffed-shell pasta. The stuffed-meat pizza—1 of over 30 hand-tossed specialty pies—stretches 14 or 16 inches across, a hearty homage to Paul Bunyan's childhood frisbee. Guests can also order traditional Italian entrees, including shrimp alfredo and lasagna, for feasts inside the restaurant or beneath its outdoor umbrellas.
Amid the melodies of nightly karaoke, Devaney's marries hearty pub fare with daily drink specials. Signature cocktails and beer—from breweries including Bell's, Lagunitas, Victory, and Stone—wash back burgers, sandwiches, and wings. A surfeit of sports décor represents various teams battling on the flat-screen TVs, which beam down on tabletops and bar seating filled with patrons cheering as their favorite mascot executes a perfect high-five. The bar further engages crowds with Wednesday-night bingo, Thursday-night trivia, and weekly live bands, who are only sometimes possessed by ventriloquist dummies.
The vibe at Sleeping Moon Cafe suits many personalities as it transitions from a quiet, low-key café to a venue where local musicians can share their tunes. During the sunshiny hours of the day, the dining room serves as the perfect spot to get work done. Guests can sip on Italian sodas or Americanos as they study, or balance typing with eating vegan burgers or ham-and-apple paninis. As the day goes on, guests begin to socialize more. Friends talk as they share appetizers such as the stuffed grape leaves or slices of gala apples served with Nutella. But as the first band of the evening begins to play, the mood shifts to a more mellow tone. Musicians strumming guitars, artwork hanging on the walls, and dim lighting create the ideal backdrop for dates, or hiding the fact that you're wearing the same fruit hat as someone else.
Disenchanted with the stigmatization of pool halls as dark, grimy places, lifelong billiards enthusiast Faheem Zia decided to give the game he loved room to thrive in a well-lit and smoke-free joint with an art-deco aesthetic. Gleaming cues dip back and glide smoothly between fingers tented against the main hall's 13 pool tables, which include Diamond Pro-Am units topped in cerulean felt and 9-foot Brunswick Gold Crown IV tables. A heated Søren Søgaard model without pockets serves as a venue for less-common billiards variants and lacks the traditional spots to hide an extra pair of aces.
Each table makes an appearance on the professional circuit monthly, when one of three rotating professional leagues visits and fills the room with an orchestra of cracking Super Aramith balls. During matches, café-style tables surrounded by high-top chairs and stools fill with a range of upscale pub fare such as wings dry-fried in ovens. A jukebox crouches in one corner, spilling forth a varied soundtrack on waves of neon light, and a panoply of touch-screen games and two dartboards let patrons compete while avoiding green felt after a teary falling-out with Kermit.