Mugs 'N Jugs takes pub fare to new heights with pulled pork sandwiches stacked high between two slices of toasted ciabatta bread, and juicy burgers on brioche buns. Their crispy, battered wings are a local favorite and can be ordered with your choice of fiery sauces. Lighter options include turkey-club spinach wraps and a gourmet chicken salad tossed with fresh pineapples, grapes, and walnuts. In between bites, diners can play pool, watch sporting events on big screen TVs, or perfect their karaoke.
Tia's Authentic Latin Food has sated cravings for Puerto Rican and Caribbean dishes for more than three decades. Head chef Susan Gonzalez conjures recipes learned in her parents' kitchen, whipping up breakfasts and dinners peppered with chorizo, picadillo beef, and slow-roasted pork. Café con leche and hearty breakfast burritos greet the morning, and at lunchtime, house-roasted pernil pork headlines a specialty Cuban sandwich alongside ham, salami, and Swiss cheese. For piscatorial platters, guests can sidle up to the blackened tilapia as it dons a house blend of Caribbean spices. Yellow tablecloths contrast the dining room's red and orange walls, and a corrugated metal-inlaid counter adds both an urban air and a touch of home for robots travelling on business.
The chefs at Deeya Indian Cuisine go to great lengths to bring the traditional flavors of India's northern Punjab region to Clearwater. In addition to embracing traditional cooking techniques?such as roasting breads and skewered meats within a clay tandoor oven. They also import a number of rare herbs and spices directly from India via giant slingshot. The distinctive combinations of turmeric, ginger, garlic, curry powder, coriander, bay leaves, and garam masala lend even more South Asian flair to the menu items. In addition to tandoor-baked chicken in a creamy tomato-based gravy, these menu items also include fiery lamb vindaloo and yellow lentils flavored with cumin and cilantro. Some of these dishes may be served with an incendiary level of spice, although the servers happily recommend dishes to suit virtually any palate.
Like tributaries merging to form a mighty river of marinara sauce, three friends and lifelong Italian restaurant owners joined forces to create Uncle Frank's Italian Restaurant, bringing along their best recipes with them. They make their pizza and pasta sauces daily, slathering them onto doughy crusts bound for fire-crackling ovens where they transform into New York-style pies. They prepare proteins such as chicken in the gamut of Italian styles, slathering the poultry with mushrooms and wine to create a marsala or coating it with breading and parmesan cheese to produce a parmigiana.
To find a sweet, chilly treat throughout Florida, all you have to do is keep an eye out for a giant ice-cream cone. Topper's Creamery's many locations quite literally represent what's inside of them: heaps of ice cream. With such décor, customers know exactly what to expect from the creameries' menus: vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream drizzled in syrup and dusted with crunchy toppings. Their selection of cool treats doesn't end with cones, however, as the menu includes classic shakes, sundaes, and banana splits. The staff also whips up brownie boats, which, unlike gingerbread houses, allow owners to eat their belongings without having to file an insurance claim.
Yuki Japanese Steakhouse satisfies wanderlustful taste buds with a tantalizing spread of authentic international fare in a family-friendly dining environment. Set sail toward appetizer island with the seaweed salad ($5) or head straight for dinner bay with the beef katsu, a breaded culet fried to a crunchy crisp and served with rice and vegetables ($17.95). Fresh sushi options include the Mexican roll, curled up with fried shrimp, smelt, avocado and mayo ($5.50), and the Rainbow roll, which cleverly combines the flavors of seven different types of fish with refracted ultraviolet light ($8.50). Harrowing hungers find a three-course solution with the filet mignon and scallops-teppan dinner, served with soup, salad, veggies, and rice ($21.95).