The java geniuses at He Brews Coffee & Cafe prep a menu of delectable drinks as well as plates of breakfast and lunch eats. Warm up a body still chilly from vacationing in a lunar crater with a cup of house java ($1.25+), a latte or a mocha ($2.25+), or a selection from the shop's assortment of teas ($1.25+). Refreshing a.m. eats are served throughout the day, including options such as the egg scramble paired with an organic potato pancake and organic toast ($8.95). During lunchtime, diners dive into turkey paninis wrapped with cranberries and cream cheese ($9.95) or sandwiches bursting with barbecue pulled chicken or beef, chicken breasts, or vegan and veggie options ($7.95). Fruit smoothies ($3.50) and soy-almond hemp-milk smoothies ($4) can, like a favorite neighbor's car, be doused with rich tropical-fruit combos such as kiwi-banana or mango-mandarin.
As The Sandwich Shop's grill masters tend to the flames, swirls of smoke fill the outdoor air with the rich aromas of pork, briskets, and racks of ribs. When the time is right, they pass on their carefully smoked meats to the sandwich makers stationed inside the shop. These aficionados of the handheld then slather the tender morsels with barbecue sauce and enough coleslaw to stuff a midsize teddy bear. Though smoked meats remain the menu's foundation, the staff continuously experiments with new creations such as meatloaf sandwiches or biscuits and gravy made from their stash of juicy pork. They don't just work lunch and dinner shifts, possessing any unwavering eagerness to surprise morning diners with twists to the traditional egg sandwich.
Tea aficionados at Momma Honey and the Princess brew up pots of Intelligentsia loose-leaf tea and coffee to serve alongside pastries crafted at local bakeries. Pinkies protrude over high tea as pairs of guests share pots of elixir brewed from loose leaves or roasted beans harvested from sustainable small farms around the world and brewed with local water. Discuss teatime topics, sharing opinions on world politics or the boiling point of water between mouthfuls of sandwiches, savory cream puffs, and scones. Alternatively, customers can present a punch card and caffeinate with 10 12-ounce Intelligentsia loose-leaf tea and coffee drinks of their choice, served in compostable cups that amateur farmers can use to fertilize and grow their own coffee-shop plants.
Originally branded as the Top Hat Drive-In, Sonic didn’t acquire its nationally recognized name until 1959—six years after its inception in 1953. Today, the franchise operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.
Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: best value menu, best milk shake, and best drive-thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.
The founders of Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza banded together with a common goal in mind: to craft handmade, gourmet pizzas and deliver them to your door as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality. Now, they uphold that promise at more than 20 locations throughout the western United States, consistently serving up custom or specialty pies slathered with handmade sauce pressed from vine-ripened tomatoes. Even the cheese is held to high standards, with 100% whole-milk mozzarella only produced by cows that got a perfect score on their SATs.