Fun Junction delivers safe and futuristic fun within its 3,000-square-foot Lazer Runner arena, capable of handling up to 20 players at a time. After splitting up into four teams of elite commando squads, you and your friends will blast your way into the battle-station-themed arena, zapping your way through black lights, fog, and obstacles. Although laser-tag rounds tend to turn into apocalyptic sci-fi scale battles, combatants must still obey the basic rules of laser engagement, which include no climbing, no lying on the floor, no covering sensors, and no using unauthorized jetpacks.
Flavors Indian Cuisine's menu paints palates with the vibrant colors, rich aromas, and tantalizing tastes of dishes from across the subcontinent. Vegetarian treats, such as the chickpea and tomato channa masala, rest peacefully alongside meaty tandoori treats such as the boneless chicken tikka or rice-filled biryani dishes. In addition to piling plates with savory meals, Flavors Indian Cuisine often dishes out dulcet treats, such as honeyed spheres of gulab jamoon, to keep sweet teeth and sugar-craving taste buds from seceding from the mouth.
Flavors Indian Cuisine's charming décor peppers eyeballs with sparkling chandeliers, vine-covered wood screens, and vibrant colors. Amid displays of Indian statues and artwork, rich robes of mauve tastefully clothe tabletops, and saffron-hued walls coordinate their outfits with spiced rice plates.
Wadfords isn’t exactly a bar and grill—it bills itself as a “grill and bar,” and the variation on a familiar formula indicates the neighborhood hangout’s attention to the food as well as the drinks. A team of three chefs oversee the grill, using it to produce juicy burgers, Caribbean chicken, French-cut pork chops, and steak filets, which they refuse to cook well-done. Along with pouring from a diverse wine list, mixologists blend a candy store’s worth of sweet flavors into 17 specialty martinis, including flavors based on Almond Joy bars, Reese’s peanut butter cups, and a mystery blend promising “Jagermeister . . . and other surprises.”
High ceilings and exposed ductwork give Wadfords a bit of industrial chic, but below them is a space designed for community, with long, central rows of tables that make it easy to get the inside scoop on a neighbor’s plate of crab cakes or make sure the bartender didn’t give someone else a bigger wedge of lime. Sports games on TVs behind the bar and, on Wednesday–Saturday, live music curated from around the region provide further avenues for socialization.
Situated beneath an arrangement of glowing peach blossoms, couples clink glasses of house sake and white wine together, seated at dark tables that dot the low-lit dining room. At the sushi bar, chefs cut fresh fish into thin slices, draping them over clumps of sticky sushi rice and lining the interior of rolls alongside ingredients such as jalapeño, grilled eel, and spicy mayo. During lunch, diners can enjoy assembled bento boxes stocked with soup and salad, a trio of appetizers, and filet mignon.
Qdoba Mexican Grill catalyzes culinary creativity through an all-you-can-choose buffet of fresh ingredients ready to be stuffed into tortillas and taco shells by a super-speedy staff of meal wizards. Patrons pick a protein such as grilled chicken, seasoned ground beef, or pulled pork before piling on cilantro-lime rice, slow-cooked black or pinto beans, and a choice of five salsas to yield DIY burritos ($5.99–$7.59) or taco salads piled on a bed of romaine lettuce ($5.29–$7.79). Diners can avoid the stress of decision making or déjà vu of choose-your-own-adventure novels past by taking a pop at one of Qdoba's five signature dishes such as the chicken-crowded ancho-chili barbecue burrito, whose all-natural fowl hog-steps and hoofs it up with mole-inspired barbecue sauce ($6.99). Or sip on the Mexican gumbo, a medley of rice and beans doused in tortilla soup and topped with fresh salsa, cheese, sour cream, and house-made tortilla chips ($6.59–$7.79) that pack in more crunch than an ab workout designed by Snap, Crackle, and Pop.
The deep-fryer aficionados at Town Fryer dish up an eclectic array of succulent snacks, meals, and desserts. Turn hissing bellies into purring lap-sitters by noshing on Town Fryer's organic and hormone-free chicken wings (three wings with a choice of bird's nest or hand-cut french fries for $5.27). Increase seafood intake in hopes of growing gills with the catfish sandwich ($3.67+), or stay land-based by gnawing on the hand-dipped corn dogs ($1.83+).
At Leelavadee, flickering candles cast a buttery glow on tender morsels of chicken, beef, and shrimp simmering in spicy curries and homemade ginger sauces. Kitchen doors and portals to other dimensions fly open to reveal dedicated servers, their arms lined with plates of crispy duck, salmon steak, and stir-fried noodles. Meals arrive at blonde wood tables surrounded by Thai-style wall art that features elephants and pastoral hunting scenes.