Specializing in good, simple comfort food, the folks at Jerry Bob's Family Restaurant offer breakfast all day and a host of lunch specials. Customize your omelet with pretty much any combination of meat, veggies, and sides you'd like. Or, go for a "square meal"—a big plate of ham, hash browns, toast, and square eggs. Afternoons, stop in for a chicken salad sandwich or one of Jerry Bob's specials, such as better-than-mom's meatloaf.
At Hana Tokyo, patrons might find the chefs in two different places: in the middle of dining tables, flipping and searing meats on embedded hibachi-grills, or behind a bar, crafting tightly rolled sushi. Special rolls award taste buds with combinations such as spicy tuna, caviar, and avocado, or smoked salmon, crab, and cucumber. Meanwhile, cuts of steak, chicken, or salmon grill in front of patrons, backed up by a cast of teriyaki, noodles, and sake.
The menu at Chopstix Asian Diner amalgamates the flavors of Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, and beyond to create a unique selection of Pan-Asian cuisine. Chicken satays slathered in peanut sauce share menu space with Korean-style barbecue short ribs and pad thai with pan-fried shrimp. Mongolian-style stir-fry blends red and green onions with spicy house sauce and a choice of meat. Vegetarian choices include spicy eggplant stir-fried in a garlic sauce or the chop suey vegetable delight with napa cabbage, snow peas, corn, broccoli, and bamboo shoots.
Lima native Don Pedro conceives a menu of authentic Peruvian dishes, many of which are tinged with an American twist. The papa rellena starter kicks off meals with an ensemble of seasoned beef, eggs, and raisins stuffed inside a potato and festooned with a ten-gallon hat of criolla salsa ($5.99). Warmed up appetites can plunge into a lineup of entrees such as lomo saltado, an enticing union of beef, chicken or shrimp, onions, tomatoes, and french fries ($10.95–$11.95), or the seafood jalea dish, which converges in a Bermuda triangle of fried fish, shrimp, and calamari ($13.99). Glasses of sweet moscato wine ($5), bottles of XX Lager ($4), or chalices of margaritas ($5.50) accompany bites, dousing fiery flavors along temperate tongues. During dessert, the smooth aromas of algoarrobina ice cream ($4.99), made from a coffee-like syrup culled from the carob tree, filter sweetly through the dining room like the air kisses of a Liman grandmother.