After a wrong turn to Philadelphia led him to a transcendental encounter with a cheesesteak, Charley’s Grilled Subs’s eponymous owner opened his first sub shop on The Ohio State University campus in the late ‘80s. More than two decades later, Charley’s slings philly steak subs and gourmet fries in more than 300 locations around the world. Classic cheesesteaks join barbecue cheddar, sicilian, and chicken configurations on the hearty menu alongside grilled deli subs and salads topped with seared meats. Crispy golden fries invite crumbles of bacon and dollops of cheese, ranch, and other deluxe toppings, washed down with sips of lemonade freshly squeezed with lemons, kiwis, strawberries, and 1958 Edsels.
Bajio Mexican Grill sates cravings for inspired, central Mexican cuisine, known for its spices and fruit juices. Here, offerings from the Bajio region fill the menu in the form of shrimp nachos, smoked beef enchiladas, and burritos filled with spicy borracho beans. An array of fresh salads include the signature Bajio ensalada, pineapple shrimp salad, and chicken green chile salad. A plethora of vegetarian options abound, as do breakfast dishes such as huevos rancheros and a volcano burrito known for its explosive temper if you don't order it. The interior echos the welcoming, homey vibe of Bajio as well, boasting decorative copper pots hanging from the ceilings and large windows that let in an abundance of natural light.
After traveling from the end of the rainbow to the tip of the North Pole, Easter's original hippity-hoppity star is now claiming seasonal residence at the Tyson Corner Center, Arundel Mills Mall, Potomac Mills Mall, Lakeforest Mall and Marley Station. As both an adorable and educational animal, the bunny associated with Easter will be helping kids get into the spirit of egg-hunting by teaming up with professional photographers who know how to coax giggle-laden smiles out of any bundle of joy. Children can pose with the gregarious giant, embracing fluff-filled hugs, and then later enjoy their shared moments by flipping through their tangible, printed portraits and by fluttering their eyelids at their vibrant, digitally arrested stills.
Served in 100% biodegradable tableware, Divine Frozen Yogurt's constantly changing menu of low-fat and nonfat frozen yogurt flavors can be transformed into customized bouquets with more than 30 toppings to choose from. Setting the stage for self-soft-service, patrons can compose sweet symphonies with a solo Snickerdoodle or forge a complex fugue using a base layer of Root Beer Float, Pecan Praline, Very Boysenberry, or White Chocolate Macadamia frozen yogurts ($0.44/oz.).
Bellagios Pizza, locally owned and operated since 1996, brews ripe batches of tomato sauce and tosses fresh disks of dough daily at their Wilsonville location, while crews at each restaurant sprinkle pies with delicious toppings to create a menu loaded with pizzas, grinders, and calzones. Heaps of spinach, artichokes, and juicy tomatoes guide wandering bellies out of the desert with the Oasis pizza ($10–$19.99), while the Butcher Block throws a crust-top party of salami, pepperoni, canadian bacon, and italian sausage ($10–$19.99), coming together in hearty harmony like a chorus of lumberjacks. Diners interested in a wider variety of toppings or in teaching children about medieval class structure can opt for a pie cleanly divided down the middle, such as a half-cheese, half-pepperoni pizza ($8–$17.99). Slathered with pizza sauce and adorned with meaty toppings, the Bellagio grinder ($5.99) competes with a host of calzones ($10.99) for the silver medal to the pizza menu's gold.