Courtside Diner invites guests to taste something "down home countrified," with their chefs whipping up every dish on the homestyle menu from scratch. After nabbing a seat at the counter, rising grill steam prophesies morning offerings of three-egg omelets and soft blueberry pancakes. During lunch and dinner, flames kiss juicy burgers, and a stone oven bakes New York style pizzas to a bubbly finish. As guests dress greens at the fresh salad bar, they can peruse the diner's collection of wall placards, which are emblazoned with motivational phrases such as Simplicity, Faith, Family, and Exit This Way.
Serving up hearty diner eats with modern Southern flare, Canopy Road Café constructs the simple, made-to-order chow on its breakfast and lunch menus with fresh ingredients. Wrap your mouth around sweet potato pancakes (two for $4.99) wearing a cinnamon honey butter top hat, or set sights on lunch with the Cabo B.L.T. ($6.99), a traditional taste attending an avocado-tinged surprise party. The friendly waitstaff connects food to chompers in a timely manner, while also keeping coffee cups full and mediating tableside discussions on bacon's mystic healing powers.
Charron's Deli's green awning and brick exterior gives way to a tidy shop, interspersed with tables, wicker picnic baskets, and a glass display case stocked with filler-free Boar's Head meat and cheese. Master slicers carve hand-trimmed hams ($9.99/lb.) to pair with cheddar, provolone, and pepper jack cheese ($7.99/lb.) or pastrami and corned beef ($10.99/lb.), and other requested cuts are shaved to fill house-made sandwiches or meat scrapbooks. Diners perusing the deli menu can customize subs and sandwiches by mixing and matching the meat and cheese or settle on options such as the club sub with bacon ($4.79 for a 6”; $7.09 for a 12”), the grilled roast beef and cheddar ($5.99), or a hot dog dressed with chili and loaded with toppings ($1.59–$2.29). Sandwiches are served atop a roll or white, wheat, or rye bread, which servers can grill panini-style to warm diners chilled from clearing snowy driveways with their tongues ($1 extra).
CiCi’s Pizza combines the variety of a buffet with the thrill of bottomless pizza. Each pie is crafted with dough made from scratch daily and then slathered with homemade marinara and showered with toppings ranging from traditional pepperoni and Italian-style sausage to creative combinations including buffalo chicken and mac 'n' cheese. The buffet is stocked with a plethora of fresh pastas, as well as signature salads with the option to put tossing talents to the test at the salad bar. After they've feasted on savory options, diners can revisit the buffet for dessert including freshly baked brownies, slices of apple pizza, and cinnamon rolls drizzled with icing—or they can eat dessert first, thereby tearing an irreparable hole in the space-time continuum.
Hanging blue lights illuminate the sushi bar at Saigon Bistro, where chefs slice, layer, and hand-sculpt rolls. Seaweed and rice shrouds the fresh fish, tempura, and vegetables of specialty rolls, while teriyaki and noodle dishes simmer in the kitchen. A variety of lunch specials pair eclectic Asian entrees with rice, salad, and soda, and a kids' menu grants youngsters reprieve from regular diets of peanut-butter sandwiches and plastic action-figure heads. Customers can feast in the chandelier-lit dining room and gaze back at the Asian ornamental stone lions positioned at the bar.