Spark Woodfire Grill features contemporary American cuisine with an Italian twist. As the restaurant’s name suggests, Spark's chefs use woodfire specialty cooking equipment to prepare their dishes, or they yell at them until the dishes become cooked by shame.
Ibiza Bartending Academy's resident bartenders steer students through mixology classes designed for beginners and experienced cocktail constructors alike. Scratch mixology’s surface using highball glasses as makeshift augers in a beginner-friendly four-hour bartending class. Students learn the basics of bartending before trying their hand behind a real bar, which requires none of the advanced miming degrees required to mix behind an imaginary bar. Ibiza offers a four-week certification course for those with professional ambitions or more established spirit-slinging skills. Cocktail-conjuring crafts are honed through either four four-hour sessions or eight two-hour sessions. At the end of the course, pupils will have the opportunity to take the speed and accuracy exams and become a fully certified bartender.
Hurricanes Bar & Grill has been pouring out 22 taps of brewed satisfaction for landlubbing locals since 1992. Prep palates for culinary ironman competitions with esophageal calisthenics in the form of 25 appetizers. Taste buds are engaged in a game of hot potato with an order of poppers, in which fire-roasted jalapeños are stuffed with a cream-cheese-and-cheddar filling, beer battered and deep fried ($5.99), and a bite-size United Nations holds assembly in the southwest eggrolls served with avocado cream and chili cilantro sauce ($6.99).
The well-regarded executive chef at Zimzala, Vincent Muraco, worked with menu expert and cookbook author Joyce Goldstein to develop a creative menu of Mediterranean cuisine with a California tinge. They researched the 22 countries of the region, incorporating the flavors of Spain, Greece, Italy, Northern Africa, the Middle East, Alabama, and more into a collection of healthful, exotic delights built from fresh, top-quality ingredients.
Named after a Canadian non-profit dedicated to rescuing small-breed canines, The Orange Dog Bar and Grill packs patrons' bellies with hearty pub eats six days a week. Dining duos can kick-start their meal by thumb-warring over an order of the popular wings, which come in internationally inspired flavors such as American buffalo, Jamaican jerk, and Brazilian passion fruit guava. Then, tongue dive into a heftier main course, such as three fish tacos brimming with beer-battered filets—accompanied by a side of wasabi aioli—that hail directly from Poseidon’s neighborhood taqueria. Other entrees include the carefully grilled steak, which has the power to shape shift into the rib eye or New York varieties upon customer preference, and classic burgers prepared with beef, turkey, salmon, or veggie patties. During the meal, patrons can celebrate masterfully executed swallows by clinking together glasses of Coors Light, Blue Moon, Budweiser, or New Castle.
At Black Bull Chop House, the culinary team grills up a menu of delicious certified Angus beef steaks among a brick-walled Western décor replete with cactus plants, a mechanical bull, and a sprawling boogie floor. Settle your spurs and nosh on an appetizer such as the santa fe rolls, a succulent blend of chicken, black beans, jalapeños, sweet corn, and two cheeses swaddled in flour tortillas ($8.95). The 12 big-screen televisions occupy diners’ vision in between bites of the tomato and mozzarella pizza ($10.95) and heated staring contests with the 16-ounce teriyaki rib eye ($22). Flanking the steaks is a lively recreation area, including a dance floor hungry for tapping feet and a raucous mechanical bull seeking brave animatronic cowboys.