At Plaza Mexican Bar and Grill, diners don't just eat from plates and bowls. Fajitas nestle in shelled-out pineapples, for example, and halved poblano peppers hold grilled chicken and melted cheese. Looking at these unconventional serving methods, it's obvious the chefs like to have fun with their food. They also make tamales from scratch and stitch together tortilla blankets for any patrons who catch a chill.
Designed by Jerry Lemmons and sculpted into the Tennessee countryside in 2001, Riverside Golf Course challenges golfers with 6,500 yards of winding fairways and greens. Clubbers can unsheathe their collection of golf-ball tenderizers and attempt to conquer the par-71 layout, which demands precision to avoid three water hazards that loom throughout the course. Riverside Golf Course is situated alongside a large driving range and a 9-hole, par 3 course, where golfers can practice their short game and enjoy the entertainment as the pint-sized course deals with the constant noogies supplied by its 18-hole bigger brother.
Inside a cheerful restaurant decorated with yellow walls and streamers, culinary wunderkinds dish up traditional Mexican–style enchiladas, burritos, and fajitas. Green sauce, sour cream, and salsa drizzles over three types of enchiladas, and eight different burritos encase protein-packed mouthfuls of chicken, grilled steak, pork tips, and beans. Traditional desserts such as churros and fried ice cream celebrate the marriage of crispiness and sweetness, much like a deep-fried love letter. Barkeeps also pour imported beers, blend monster margaritas, and expound on the virtues, vices, and variances of more than a dozen tequilas stashed in their well-equipped watering hole.
Qdoba's burrito baristas handcraft a catering menu of Mexican-inspired cuisine, customizable with a panoply of fresh ingredients for a taco, nacho, or burrito bar. Qdoba's culinary crafters craft succulent fillings for burritos, tacos, nachos, and quesadillas, including protein-packing choices, such as slow-roasted pulled pork, adobo-marinated grilled steak or chicken, and spiced shredded or ground beef, with vegetarian options also available. Taste the gooey flavor accents of the signature queso sauce, a three-cheese blend with roasted poblanos, tomatoes, and jalapeños, the pinto or black beans simmered in cumin and onion, or the creamy, hand-smashed guacamole that's ideal for filling up Queen Elizabeth's diamond-studded guacamole chalice. Tortilla chips with salsa bar and desserts complete each catered event, and customers can opt for burrito-boxed lunches and any add-ons.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a colorful stage show that mimics the annual production in New York City, boasting a 90-minute romp through song, dance, and reenactments of traditional Christmas scenes. Though special effects and revamps have been added to the show during its 77-year history, the Rockettes and their master of ceremonies, Santa Claus, know better than to mess with what works and have tastefully avoided pandering to America's obsession with Hulk-related products and bombastic laser-light shows. Expect to see all your favorite numbers, including the teddy bear Nutcracker, the parade of wooden soldiers, the Nativity, and, of course, 1,000 high kicks delivered with military precision.
The casual Murphy Road eatery serves up a south-of-the-border menu with a local kick. Spark things off by dipping locally made white corn chips into a duo of red and green housemade salsas ($2.50) or a vat of fresh, whole-avocado-based guacamole ($4). But the true estrellas of the menu are The Local Taco's namesake local tacos (all are $2.50)—particularly rarely seen varietals such as Texas brisket, Korean barbecue with Asian slaw and toasted sesame seeds, tequila lime chicken, and Southern fried (buttermilk-fried chicken-breast strips with honey lime sauce, lettuce, and tomato). The Local Taco's menu even offers a taco that somehow contains all tacos, but you'll need to be able to see in 12 dimensions in order to perceive it. The Local Taco also offers enchiladas, sides, and soups.