Plates of queso fundido overflow with cheese and chorizo at tables around Chihuahua's Mexican Restaurant, where diners sip five types of refreshing margaritas. In the kitchen, cooks flip sizzling shrimp to include in savory quesadillas, or wrap jumbo shrimp in bacon to fill Juarez fajitas packed with bell peppers and onions.
Maggie Malone's menu merges aggressive appetites with burgers, steaks, and sandwiches in an entertaining environment that hosts live music, 15 TVs, pool, and shuffleboard. Pub grubbers can crunch toasted ravioli ($7.99) or scoop spinach-artichoke dip ($6.99) while raising a beer to their favorite team or shampoo commercial airing on one of two 100" TV screens. Burger aficionados can bestow their bellies with the sautéed onion-and-pepper-topped blackened cheeseburger ($6.99) or brave the fiery 5 Alarm burger ($6.99) for a face-reddening feast. Toss a coin into the jukebox for a tune to accompany the Irish Reuben ($7.99) or the 8-ounce rib-eye steak sandwich served with a choice of chips, fries, or onion rings ($8.99). Kids always eat free at Maggie's, meaning children will not have to sing for their supper or recite Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics for a snack.
At Cafe Creme Coffee Shop and Bakery, baristas pour fresh-brewed coffee and espresso drinks as the kitchen staff prepares crisp salads, hearty sandwiches, and house-made baked goods. Elegantly presented cupcakes accompany a selection of pies, cheesecakes, and custom-made cakes for birthdays and showers. Diners cross the checkered floor and settle at wooden tables, which are illuminated by studio lighting in a cozy environment permeated by WiFi and the comforting whispers of invisible fairy godmothers.
Sizzling fajitas, grilled shrimp, and overstuffed burritos emerge steaming from the kitchen at El Patron Mexican Restaurant. Those who can’t settle on just one dish can pick 1 of 25 combination plates that brim with tacos, enchiladas, chili rellenos, and other south-of-the-border favorites. They can bolster their spicy feasts with lime, mango, strawberry, or peach margaritas, which they can enjoy frozen, on the rocks, or through the bell of a mariachi player’s trumpet.
Ozella's Pizzeria's dough-twirling chefs spin a menu of classic pastas and homemade pizzas prepared from original family recipes. Fingers flock to crisp-fried appetizers such as homemade onion rings ($6.99) and toasted ravioli ($5.49–$5.99). Homemade pizzas garner universal appeal with toppings ranging from traditional cheese ($9.50–$11) to loaded supreme ($13.50–$17), and fusion-seeking diners can enjoy the uncommon combination of an italian cheeseburger parmesan ($6.50). Instead of dipping their forks in sauce and graffiti-ing their table by drawing four concentric circles at once, guests can swirl a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs ($7.50 for a small; $9 for a large). Diners can enjoy their pies between the dining room's beige walls, illuminated by rays of natural light streaming in through floor-to-ceiling front windows. Large murals depicting the original Ozella's and penciled sketches of the chef also decorate the casual restaurant's interior.
The Rotten Apple Pub & Grill invites patrons to “eat, drink, and be rotten” with its slate of frothy brews and pub-style bites such as housemade potato chips and fried pickles. Diners tackle half-pound burgers topped with chili or deep-fried jalapeños and pull bottles from ice-filled buckets on a patio beneath a green, pitched roof. Indoors, laughter and live-music licks fill the air as Rotten Apple hosts bands, bingo nights, and William Tell look-alike contests.
Meatballs, marsala wine steak sauce, flatbread for bruschetta—Rizzo's Bar & Grill's culinary team crafts these in-house. In fact, they cook virtually all the dishes on the eatery's extensive menu according to recipes they claim have been passed down through generations. Spicy sausage adds fire to spaghetti and meat sauce, and three cheeses intertwine to enrich the sauce immersing penne noodles. To entertain diners, live bands provide background music on Friday and Saturday nights. Otherwise, the restaurant maintains a generally quiet ambience, like a courtroom after the judge proclaims "I've been the defendant the entire time."