At The Sandwich Shoppe, owners and chief sandwich artists Glenn and Patti Doherty share their love of homemade foods with their menu of made-from-scratch sandwiches, soups, and baked desserts. Open for breakfast and lunch, the shop serves up pancakes and omelets until 11am, at which point the kitchen transitions to grilling burgers, piling sandwiches high with corned beef, and baking trays of cookies and brownies.
The newly opened Riverside Cafe specializes in home-cooked meals served for breakfast and lunch. Its oceanic-themed menu features such dishes as the Drunken Sailor?battered, blackened, or broiled fish fillet?the Seagull Strip sandwich made of breaded chicken strips, and sand dollar pancakes. This watery theme carries over into the dining room, where fisherman's nets adorn the walls and everyone leaves with a slightly gruffer voice.
Since 1948, grills have kissed aged steaks from Chicago and Kansas City with open flames to take center stage on Gene's Steak House's menu bolstered with select classics dishes and fine wines. Cuts of beef range from 6-ounce petite filet mignons to 28-ounce porterhouse-steak behemoths, each carved from corn-fed, immaculately aged meat. Diners can relive fishing trips or nightmares about aquariums with plates of char-grilled stuffed grouper, lobster tails, and salmon. A list of over 200 fine wines from around the world lends bouquets to balance every smoky flavor, highlighting steaks with French red bordeaux and complementing seafood with German white varietals.
Landry's, Inc. operates more than 40 restaurant brands with only two main goals: good food and good memories. Thankfully, each of their venues has a signature element that's hard to forget, whether the Oceanaire's fresh seafood?flown in daily?or Rainforest Cafe's animatronic wildlife that's almost as realistic as the Amazon's wind-up monkeys. Steak and seafood spots feature prominently on the list of Landry's locations, including Morton's The Steakhouse, Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse, and McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks. But there are standouts in other genres, too, such as the Italian trattoria known as Grotto.
Sweet Marlays' Coffee takes its moniker from the middle name that owner Tammy Kozinski shares with her four daughters and granddaughter. Visitors find members of the family hard at work behind the counter, brewing up coffee from hand-selected beans and baking delicious pastries and desserts. Guests sip coffee drinks spiked with Ghirardelli chocolate and butter pecan, or Irish cream and English toffee, pairing cups with homemade pastries, desserts, bagels, turkey-pesto paninis, and flaky-crust spinach pies.
Sugies Cafe II looks like any other diner-style eatery, with customers belly-up to the counter or gathered around six-top tables. But in this intimate space, alongside burgers and tuna melts, the kitchen crafts Lebanese food by hand. The grill sears Mediterranean spiced meats for shawarma and kebab plates, and for a lighter meal, pita wraps pair well with smoothies made from real fruit as opposed to Froot Loops.