Since throwing open their eatery’s doors in 2006, the Wing Busters clan has made it their mission to treat every customer like family. The chefs glaze crispy wings in 46 distinct sauces and seasonings, adding doses of garlic-parmesan, hickory-smoke-barbecue, or incendiary habanero sauce that enables diners to singe their own eyebrows with a single breath. They also craft po' boys and beefy burgers to order, plus down-home sides including jalapeño hush puppies and okra.
After ordering from the counter, guests can mosey over to one of the four-seat tables speckling the snug dining area. Dangling pennants adorn the walls alongside an array of framed pictures, memorabilia-filled shadowboxes, and freshly inspected fire extinguishers.
Elevate your daily routine with jubilation and percolation. Today's side deal gets you $6 worth of coffees and snacks at Hard Bean Cafe in Grandview for $3. From hard beans come the smoothest, silkiest coffee drinks, and Hard Bean Cafe's fresh-roasted Arabica beans stand as proof. Get your desired joe with flavorful hot brews that slide down the hatch and heat your entire system, kicking your mind into gear.
Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, Popeyes remains the flavorful lovechild of Cajun and Creole cooking, serving up a wide-ranging menu. Connoisseurs of crispiness can stick with Popeyes’ famous New Orleans–style fried chicken meals ($4.49–$6.89) surrounded with savory sides ($1.59–$3.79) such as warm flaky biscuits, red beans and rice, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, Cajun rice, and more. Otherwise, slather some livers and gizzards ($2.99–$5.49) onto a biscuit and eat it, temporarily imbuing you with the chicken’s mighty strength and ability to smell time. Avian-averse appetites can feast instead on a shrimp po’ boy combo ($6.19) with a pecan pie ($1.49) or Mississippi mud pie ($1.99) for dessert. And to keep your famished family from impeaching you and electing a new parent, quell multi-person appetites with bona fide family meals ($10.49–$30.99).
The first IHOP—the dream of founders Al and Jerry Lapin—opened in 1958 in Toluca Lake, California, and was originally dubbed the International House of Pancakes. Since then, rapid expansion has led to myriad milestones across the company's colorful history, from introducing its modern IHOP acronym in 1973 to its 1,000th restaurant opening in Layton, Utah, in 2001.
Today, the company stands strong with around 1,500 locations across North and Central America, each one an enthusiastic dispenser of pancakes, french toast, and tables constructed entirely out of bacon. Though IHOP is known as a bastion of breakfast, it also stays open during the day and into the evening, delivering lunch and dinner as well.
Opened in 1956, Snead's Bar-B-Q satisfies meat-cravers with its original recipes and pit-cooked flavors on a scrumptious menu. Cooked in an old-fashioned brick barbecue pit filled with hickory wood, Snead's smoky barbecue fare comes served in beef, ham, pork, turkey, and sausage dishes. Diners can satiate carnivorous appetites with sliced or log-meat sandwiches ($5.75 on a round bun, $6.95 on a long bun), or relish the texture of beef, ham, or sausage Brownies, which are the delectable burnt ends of meat ($9.95 for a small plate). For alternative palate pleasers, Snead's Bar-B-Q also boasts various side dishes such as barbecue pit-baked beans ($1.95), mac 'n' cheese ($1.95), and french fries ($1.95). Drizzle your meat in a choice of mild or hot savory sauces, which invigorate taste buds from their bland day-job as assistant manager of a burger joint kitty-corner from the stomach,
While Butterfly Kisses Baking's staff avidly serves its local customers by decorating cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, the people they most proudly cater to are military troops. The shop allocates 20% of its profits to providing care packages for servicemen and women abroad. They build those funds by enticing customers with the sweetness packed into their various treats, which include peppermint-bark cupcakes, lemon sugar cookies, and cake pops themed after the flavors of cereal, cookies, and candy bars. Bakers are on hand to help clients create custom desserts including themed cakes that might light up a child’s face on his birthday or fondant scenes so real you’d consider buying a time share there.