Cyber Creek Indoor Golf services all swings with an outdoor driving range and nine indoor golf simulators to help players bolster pin-hunting prowess year-round. With lights, covered hitting bays, and both artificial- and natural-grass hitting areas, the range fosters practice sessions in nearly every element except lava. In addition, the range boasts a practice area with a sand bunker and 20-, 40-, and 60-yard target greens for those looking to practice their short game or see how far they can shot put a bag full of practice balls.
In Cyber Creek’s indoor facility, nine indoor golf simulators vividly emulate the pristine fairways and greens of 30 world-famous golf courses. Golfers can test their meddle amid the Norwegian fjords of Klawhammer Crag or the ominous, granite outcrops of Idaho’s high-elevation Heretic course without having to cope with a jet-lagged 7-iron. The center sates hunger with tangible helpings from an eclectic menu of refined continental cuisine that includes homemade chicken fingers and savory dips.
Jim's Steakout serves up a classic lineup of philly cheesesteaks, hoagies, and chicken fingers, silencing rumbling stomachs from high noon to high moon with locations throughout western New York.
From lunchtime until as late as 2 a.m. or 5 a.m., each of Jim's outposts fills stingers—or hot subs—with steak and cheese, bacon, and combinations of italian sausage and other meats. Hoagies meet nearly every appetite with three sizes, ranging from a lunch-appropriate four-inch Kaiser roll to an Italian roll that reaches an entire foot long. Whichever size diners choose, they can get their roll stuffed with chicken, provolone, and sautéed spinach—known as the chicken-in-the-grass hoagie—or any number of other hot or cold ingredients. The menu also rolls out a red carpet for creative sides such as fries smothered in chopped steak and cheese, stuffed banana peppers, and fried mac 'n' cheese bites. To sweeten each classic meal, the kitchen fries up funnel cakes to order.
The smell of rising dough is ever present at Pizza Del Aureo's, where pizza craftsmen slather the scratch-made crusts with housemade sauce to form the bedrock of their eclectic pies. Their do-it-yourself menu offers 15 toppings, from mainstays such as pepperoni and sausage to novel additions such as hamburger and grilled chicken. The chefs also create 10 gourmet and specialty pies, including the chicken cacciatore—a savory symphony of grilled chicken breast, sweet peppers, and olive oil. The kitchen’s flair for fresh-baked bread also emerges in their grandwiches, whose housemade rolls hold hot or cold deli combos ranging from sizzling steak and mozzarella to thin-sliced salami.
Brando’s Pizza curates a selection of more than 20 toppings, which range from standard pepperoni and onions to inventive offerings such as cauliflower and sweet pineapple. Beyond signature pizzas, the kitchen churns out hot oven-baked subs, plump tacos, and wings with dynamic sauces such as citrus chipotle and sweet red chili. Brando’s also conveniently offers catering services to equip a birthday party with one of its two requirements, the second of which is forbidden from being discussed or even thought about.
When diners step into The Pomegranate and see kebabs, rice, and flatbreads decorating the menu, they might expect a typical Mediterranean meal. But the scent in the air should soon convince them otherwise. In the kitchen, chefs surprise nostrils and taste buds with Persian cooking's subtle combinations of herbs and mild spices, such as dried lime, rose water, pomegranate paste, and mint, combined according to secret family recipes in order to create a delicate, full flavor that dances across the palate. Their stews—including the signature chicken stew with walnut and pomegranate—simmer for hours, and house marinades result in tender, tongue-mesmerizing kebabs from fresh chicken, beef, and lamb. Yet not all the magic happens out of sight. The chefs grill their meats over an open flame before diners' eyes, hypnotizing, beckoning, and grabbing their attention without using cartoon hands made out of smoke. To maintain its authenticity, The Pomegranate imports its basmati rice and stocks the kitchen with fresh and healthy ingredients, which it transforms into meals for meat lovers and vegetarians alike.
Seasoned restaurateur Paul Briandi had already spent decades in the hospitality industry when he started WNY School of Bartending in 1978. Now located in a 2,800-square-foot facility, the company entertains the drink-mixing ambitions of both amateurs and soon-to-be professionals seeking certification. Paul's band of New York State Education Department-certified instructors focuses on both drink-mixing skills and the professional demeanor that characterizes top-notch service and leads to tips in more monetary forms than emoticons written on a napkin. The full-scale facility offers plenty of hands-on learning in garnish preparation, measuring methods, and computerized sales systems common to the industry. The instructors draw upon long barkeeping careers to engage students in role-playing scenarios, along with other instructional tricks that instill the importance of customer interaction—the finer points of which the school boasts as its specialty.