When the owners of Crawdaddy's decided to put a little bit of New Orleans' distinctive flair right in the heart of Visalia, they knew it would take more than great cuisine. What makes New Orleans so unforgettable is that it caters to all the senses and makes the smallest outing a special event. To fill that tall order, they took residence in a spacious facility that could be an exciting venue for music, parties, libations, food, and sporting events, all in one electric, lively place.
The second-floor dining room welcomes guests with a menu of fresh seafood such as blackened catfish and bayou butter prawns. A fully stocked bar wets whistles, and balcony seating offers couples a romantic setting under the stars?all 50 of them. Meanwhile, more than a dozen flat-screen TVs light up the crowd in the first floor's sports bar, where a mixologist whips up creative cocktails and TVs whip up the big game. In the dining area of the first floor, Keith and the Crawdads treat diners to lively tunes during the evening, and on the second level the nightclub sends crowds into fits of dance spasms as late-night DJs spin everything from hip-hop to disco six days a week.
Raul and Maria Gutierrez were raised on fajitas in their native Mexico, where many families raise their own chickens and make tortillas by hand. After honing their culinary skills in several Houston restaurants, the couple chased their dreams to Fresno, where Fajita Fiesta was born. Instead of sprouting from a pinto bean, the eatery sprang from one of the Gutierrez’s favorite dishes: tacos al carbon, a union of handcrafted tortillas, fresh pico de gallo, and charbroiled steak, chicken, or pork. Made fresh every hour, the tortillas serve as a canvas for creativity by exhibiting savories such as grilled shrimp, onions, and poblano peppers. For deep-fried fare such as chimichangas and sopapillas, Raul and Maria use canola oil to minimize saturated fat. Margaritas add a heady kick to the evening's festivities, and horchatas end meals on a sweet cinnamon note, with textures smoother than a freshly shorn saxophone. The kitchen also caters feasts for a variety of events, filling bellies with hearty chicken moles and bite-size eats such as mini taquitos.
For true American comfort food, head to Fibber Mcgee's for a sandwich or side of fries. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. The drink list at Fibber Mcgee's has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). There's no need to winnow the guest list for a night out at Fibber Mcgee's — the restaurant has tons of space for big parties.
Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. No need to put on airs for a trip to Fibber Mcgee's — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. Catering is also available if you'd like serve Fibber Mcgee's' tasty dishes at your next party. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
An average meal at Fibber Mcgee's will set you back about $30. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
For over 20 years, Austin’s Sanger menu has inspired mouths to stop talking about their screenplay and dive into a hearty waffle breakfast with bacon or sausage and an egg ($6.65), Austin’s classic half-pound burger ($7.45), or an ultra-tender pot-roast platter smothered in gravy and roasted iron cauldrons and served with carrots, onions, and mashed potatoes ($10.45). Hopelessly lost University of Texas students, meanwhile, can find solace in Austin’s Downtown Grill and Sports Bar's menu, starting with the black-bean chili cheese fries ($6.99) or the bacon-, cheese-, and spinach-stuffed mushroom caps ($7.99). After appetizers, carnivorous customers can try out a slow-roasted half chicken ($12.99) or a 12-ounce coffee-rubbed rib-eye steak ($17.99) while seated on a large coffee beanbag chair. In Sanger, slake a terrible thirst with domestic and imported beers along with wines from the local Fresno State, Gibson, and Cedar View wineries. The downtown pub, on the other tentacle, boasts 17 beers on tap and in gilded spittoons scattered throughout the spacious interior.
Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice?s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soymilk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.
In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
For a quick bite to eat in Fresno's Tower District neighborhood, Sequoia Brewing Co.'s menu is packed with all-American options everyone will love. Sequoia Brewing Co. is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Sequoia Brewing Co. has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Grab the kids when you head to Sequoia Brewing Co. — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at Sequoia Brewing Co. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
After-work revelers can fill up Sequoia Brewing Co. on weeknights, especially since no reservations are accepted. No need to dress up for a trip to Sequoia Brewing Co. — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Sequoia Brewing Co. offers catering. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
A mid-priced establishment, Sequoia Brewing Co. offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Sequoia Brewing Co. since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.