Taste buds do the talking when it comes to making a burger, chicken sandwich, or grilled cheese at Cheeburger Cheeburger. That’s because customers, rather than cooks, design what's for dinner. After selecting a base—whether an all-natural Angus burger, a chicken patty, a veggie patty, or a type of cheese—customers deck it with their choice of 29 complimentary toppings such as roasted red peppers, steak sauce, and chopped garlic.
Customers can also build their own salad or garden diorama with a choice of 24 salad fixings. Freshly gilded fries and onion rings round out entrees. For dessert, cooks blend Edy’s Grand ice cream with syrup and candies to create 1 of 1,258,000 possible shake flavor combinations. Thanks to its neon color scheme and oldies music, the restaurant brims with a vintage ambiance.
Lulav pairs an amorous ambience with an affinity for Mediterranean fare fused with California cuisine. Its cellar runneth over with 1,000 vessels of wine, which can be ordered by the glass, by the bottle, or by the Super-Soaker fired into one's mouth from several tables away. Vodka is equally copious, with a new fruit-infused selection each week. Admission to the New Year's party grants you access to Lulav's two large rooms with private cash bars, where DJs conjure intoxicating beats from bubbling turntables. Hearty hor d'oeuvres will float around all night to make sure you don't faint while counting backwards from 10. As the diamond drops and the moon explodes into confetti, you and your guest can toast another year of celebrity dance shows with a free bottle of Wycliff champagne (you must arrive prior to 10 p.m. for the free bottle).
Back Yard Burgers serves up North American Black Angus burgers hash-marked to order on genuine flame-licked grills. Third-pound patties dress for dinner with lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, dill pickles, and a condimental trio of ketchup, mustard, and mayo ($3.59). Or gussy up for patty prom with premium add-ons such as coleslaw, chili, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, and more ($0.35–$0.60 per topping). The grill masters also flip the first white meat, prepping Hawaiian chicken sandwiches with grilled pineapple, mustard, mayo, and lettuce ($4.09). Away from the flames, feel free to enjoy a loaded baked potato ($2.79) and a wide range of pairable plates such as chili cheese fries ($2.59 for regular size), garden salads ($2.19), and sweetly baked fruit cobblers ($1.99).
Taziki's, recently voted Best Other Ethnic Restaurant by readers of the Arkansas Times (Italian, Mexican, Chinese, and Japanese restaurants had their own categories), offers a menu of fresh Mediterranean cuisine, with dressings, sauces, and marinades made in house. Delve into dining with hummus ($3.50) or pimento cheese ($4.50), or fork the foliage of a Greek salad, topped with roasted red peppers, olives, tomatoes, and other garden goodies, as well as your choice of meat, such as grilled tilapia ($8.75) or char-grilled lamb ($7.95). Taziki's gyros, like the baklava-flavored lyre playing of the goddess Demeter, sate the soul and the stomach, with the grilled-onion-and-red-pepper-enhanced lamb and skordalia gyro ($7.95) or the chicken and basil-pesto gyro ($6.95) pleasing palates. Each gyro is served with chips and a healthy side. Taziki's feasts, set alongside Greek salad and a choice of basmati rice or roasted new potatoes, exponentially increase Mediterranean food's appeal, just like television did for competitive sleepwalking. Herb-roasted pork loin ($8.95) is flanked by a tomato-chutney aioli, and the dolmades plate ($7.25) stuffs grape leaves with seasoned rice.
Dizzy's takes diners on a culinary wagon train with a seasonally shifting menu inspired by cuisine that owners Casey and Darla Huie encountered in their international travels. Generous portions pay tribute to haughty appetites, with typical first-course fare such as Gabrielle Garcia Marquez's black-bean soup ($12.99), made to order with sliced chicken and jasmine rice. Zilphia's Persian lime salad ($10.99, $6.99 for a half order) unites romaine, grilled turkey breast, and buffalo mozzarella in citrus matrimony under the approving eye of one of nine homemade dressings. Italian-leaning customers may set their sights on pasta entrees such as the Keeter chicken mushroom ravioli ($15.99), while mycological devotees can enjoy the blue-cheese-and-black-truffle burger ($9.99).