New Wave Restaurant transports diners back to the 1980s with a variety of 20th-century artifacts and an eclectic spread of American cuisine named after 80s icons, movies, and musicians. Upon walking through the Pac-Man-themed entrance, guests are consumed by a vortex of 80s memorabilia, which grants glimpses of authentic posters and framed records lining interior walls as Rubik's cubes and figurines of 80s characters pepper the checkered bar. A menu of finger-friendly eats such as the Ferris Bueller buffalo wings prepare palates for heartier fare, such as the Billy Idol bacon burger and Pee-wee Herman pasta. Additionally, themed events help amplify the multisense smorgasbord, including nights devoted to such 80s nostalgia as Star Wars and the passage of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
There's only one thing hotter than the surface of the sun—the dance floor at its core. Nightclub SOL lives up to its celestial namesake with a weekly lineup of dance parties, live DJs, and top-shelf drink specials. On a given night, live music, Top 40, hip hop, and house music pulse from the speakers, some mixed with a hint of Latin of vibes. Other times, artists spin the latest techno tunes from all over the world, or electronic musicians present new remixes and original music. Other special events include comedy shows and holiday parties.
At Tava Grill and Lounge, owner and chef Punita Patel infuses her seasonal menu with Indian flavors and fresh, local ingredients. The paneer fajita tacos, for instance, ooze authenticity along with housemade cilantro mint chutney that can double as smelling salts for a food-comatose date. The seafood biryani paella evokes both India and Spain with a blend of shrimp, mussels, squid, and crab in a creamy curry sauce.
A separate menu in the lounge marries the food of India and California, as the atmosphere fuses nightclub and fine-dining establishment. Beside a softly lit bar, benches and ottomans are scattered around low tables, which break up regular tables and booths without the staff having to dig trenches around each.
If you're looking for an edgy take on some of your favorite Mexican dishes, look no further than Velvet Margarita. Your pals with special dietary considerations — including those who avoid fat, gluten, and animal products — will still find plenty of tasty and suitable items on the menu. Just because you're out on the town doesn't mean you have to miss the game. TVs are on in the bar area to give you all the latest scores. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at Velvet Margarita. A great space for entertaining large parties, consider reserving the private room at Velvet Margarita for your next big event. The patio tables outside of Velvet Margarita are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Velvet Margarita draws a crowd with performances from live DJs. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the bar can get noisy.
If your weekend plans include a trip to the bar, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time. Velvet Margarita is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). If you need to get somewhere fast, the bar also serves up grub to go. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Velvet Margarita cater for you.
Pull into a parking space in the neighboring lot, or take advantage of the bar's valet service. If the lot is crowded, diners can search for street parking.
The menu at Velvet Margarita is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
Located in Xai Verandah Lounge, Xai Verandah Lounge's crepes have a gooey inside and crisp outside. No need to miss out on Xai Verandah Lounge just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The bar has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Televisions are strewn throughout the bar, so fans can stay up to date on the latest sports happenings. Round up the whole gang and reserve the private room at Xai Verandah Lounge — it's the perfect spot for a big party to gather and celebrate. Open air seating is ready for diners at Xai Verandah Lounge when the weather is warm. For no extra charge, utilize Xai Verandah Lounge's free wifi. Don't ditch your four-legged pal outside — dogs are more than welcome at Xai Verandah Lounge.
If you're heading to the bar on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. You can also serve food from Xai Verandah Lounge at your next party — the bar offers catering.
Valet service is offered in the lot next door, where patrons can choose to park their own vehicles as well. When the lot gets busy, diners can turn to street parking.
Dining at Xai Verandah Lounge will set you back about $30 per person on average. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the bar, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
Though all the food at Nola's is modeled after the Cajun and Creole cuisine of the Big Easy, the restaurant?s housemade ingredients give it a personalized spin. Chefs toss fried wings in a special tangy hot sauce, serve popcorn shrimp with a signature honey-chipotle sauce, coat 10-ounce catfish fillets with a special blend of seasonings, and cook fried chicken for 20 minutes.
When it comes to classic dishes such as jambalaya, the cooks approach from various angles, adding shirmp and crab claws to create a seafood version. For vegetarians, they've come up with a version that uses tofu sausage and fresh veggies. Rounding out the jambalaya variations, there is also a breakfast jambalaya souffl?, for those who love breakfast at all hours of the day. For lunch, they specialize in shrimp, oyster, and catfish po' boys, which are drenched in a cornmeal-and-flour batter, fried, and served with housemade roasted-garlic tartar sauce.
To complement feasts, bartenders whip up specialty cocktails, including a tequila-and-watermelon-juice blend called the Witch Doctor, inspired by the witch doctor that lives on the roof. Beneath the chandeliers and wooden beams of the rustic dining room, meals unfold as live musicians serenade diners with the sounds of New Orleans?style blues and jazz.