Oscar's Steak and Seafood silences grumbling stomachs with an expansive menu of juicy steaks, sumptuous seafood dishes, and homemade desserts. Formulate entree-eating strategies over a basket of fried green tomatoes ($4.99), or skip to a sizzling 12-ounce New York strip paired with two classic sides such as onion rings, a baked potato, or a piece of kelp shaped like Robert Frost ($16.50). Oscar's chefs pour parmesan cream sauce on pan-seared tilapia and sautéed shrimp in the tasty Creole Catch ($15.99), and join surf 'n' turf by marrying a 12–14-ounce Rib-eye steak to shrimp, oysters, or scallops, uniting land and sea in their mutual contempt for sky-food such as mashed clouds ($24.99).
In a lively atmosphere fueled by live music, the staff at Brickhouse Grille and Tavern pairs a menu of pub-style comfort fare, such as Black Angus burgers and southern-fried dill-pickle chips with draft beers and cocktails from the full bar. Taste buds awaken with one of nine different flavors of jumbo wings ($7.95 for eight) including chili-lime or Venom, a flame-throwing concoction that’s hotter than two dragons dancing the tango. Parcel out slices of the chicken bianco with roasted peppers and alfredo sauce ($12.95), and tuck into the bacon-barbecue cheeseburger's ($8.95) all-natural Black Angus patty doused in a bourbon barbecue sauce and served with Tavern fries. Comfort fare such as the Tavern Angus meatloaf topped with mashed potatoes, green beans, and brown gravy ($10.95) pairs with draft beers such as New Belgium, vanquishing thirst like a knight refilling an office water cooler.
Whether preparing an order for 5 or 500 wings, the chefs at WingBusters USA begin by hand breading each fresh piece of chicken in a house-specialty batter. They then flash-fry the succulent morsels before showering the batch in a blend of spices and sauces to create a roster of signature flavors that includes sweet-and-spicy honey-mustard flavor, citrusy lemon pepper, and hickory-smoked barbecue flavor. Before they commit to slathering a batch, diners can sample any of the restaurant’s flavors to ensure that they aren’t so spicy they rekindle painful memories of a first kiss with a fire breather.
Inside butter-yellow walls and an array of eclectic contemporary art, Octane Coffee & Cocktails sates meal-seekers and laid-back loungers with light dishes and coffee-laden drinks from its full bar. Espresso enthusiasts can warm stomachs and enliven casual conversations about the state of their periodic-table-of-elements-inspired rock band with a decadent caramelissimo ($3.15–$4.15) or another balmy beverage from the extensive coffee menu. Entire edible excursions from Octane’s lunch and dinner menu can begin with a warm helping of mushroom brie bisque ($3–$4.50), satisfying on its own or with any of a number of fresh sandwiches ($6–$7.50). Gourmet specialties abound, as piquant peppered bacon surrounds sweet scallops alongside sautéed fennel spinach ($14), and peach coulis and southwestern corn merge with the pecan-encrusted chicken ($9). Weekends at Octane hold a special thrill, from the Friday and Saturday evening appetizer menu to a Sunday brunch that’s soundtracked with live music.
Each Bruster’s location makes its own cakes, pies, waffle cones, and ice cream on site using fresh, natural ingredients. An expansive menu collects Bruster's chilly treats and ice cream, which is made daily. Milkshakes, lattes and blasts ($3.75–$4.75) catalyze slurping contests and hot-fudge brownies, kids' sundaes and banana splits ($2.49–$4.75) awaken the peripheral nervous system with messages of sweet, sweet submission. The Marietta location pairs chilling treats with savory Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, chilidogs, fries, and mini corn dogs and combos ($1.99–$5.99).
In keeping with the rest of the Plum Restaurants family, Plum Burgers food truck has no meat products on board. Its burgers are entirely beef-free, organic, and vegan—but within these restrictions, the cooks have gotten more than a little creative. The Jerk + Yam burger piles yam and Jamaican-spiced grilled tofu with caramelized onions, whereas the 8-ounce Mediterranean burger layers mint-kissed seitan with pickled figs. Other patties incorporate lentils, portobello mushrooms, and panko-crusted tempeh as meat substitutes.
Also on the menu are a variety of sandwiches and sides, including the popular Mac & Yease, which is a vegan version of mac and cheese that can also go gluten-free upon request. Milkshakes made with vanilla coconut ice cream conclude meals with cool, sweet sips. To track the truck's location, customers can refer to its homepage. It even takes pickup orders via phone call, text, or really loud yelling from across town.