Though its name evokes the rolling hillsides of Ireland, The House of Shamrocks takes much of its culinary inspiration from the good ole’ USA. That’s not to say they don’t whip up Irish staples such as fish 'n' chips and corned-beef sandwiches, but they primarily prepare classic North American comfort food such as popcorn chicken, deep-fried pickles, home-style chili, and half-pound hamburgers made with super fresh Angus patties.
Visitors can watch the latest sports on TVs throughout the bar or, on occasional weekends, enjoy musical entertainment such as karaoke, live bands, and DJs.
For three generations, the Ullah family has been satisfying Midwestern palates with traditional Indian cuisine at Moti Mahal. Relying on 39 years of culinary experience, Chef Abdul masters a menu of authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine slathered in curries and sauces that range from mild to extra spicy. Black leather chairs, rich burgundy hues with gold accents, and a lack of singing wall decorations lend the chic dining room an air of relaxed elegance. Moti Mahal now has their own cell app available for both i-phones and androids which provides customers access to a number of features such as making reservations, up-to-date reviews, and check-in based rewards.
With more than 3,000 products in stock and learned clerks, Organic America infuses would-be green thumbs with the supplies and skills to bolster indoor and outdoor gardens. The staff, which includes professional farmers and retired Swamp Things, educates clientele with seminars and in-store conversation. Weekly workshops detail the essential techniques necessary for successful organic or hydroponic harvests, including crop rotation and biological pest control. Behind the store's low-slung façade, verdant displays show the life cycle of healthy plants as they mature from seeds to flowers and eventually to parade floats.
A chic little spot for a taste of both sweet and savory creations, The Crepe?previously known as What Cr?pe? and recently re-opened?is home to more than 50 of its namesake creations. During brunch, lunch, and dinner, chefs prepare a plethora of iterations, including pan-seared chicken with fragrant truffles, or crepes lined with fresh-cut fruit and topped with ice cream and a shake of powdered sugar. Visitors can also build their own versions with either sweet or savory ingredients, or order fresh-brewed coffee drinks and bright, crunchy salads.
Vista Grande rouses visitors' appetites and spirits with flavor-filled Mexican fare served in an eclectic, cantina-inspired atmosphere. The menu's entrees duke it out for diners' approval like capoeira-trained ex-spouses, showcasing traditional dishes such as chili rellenos stuffed with monterey jack ($8.95) as well as north-of-the-border plates of spiced-pork medallions ($10.50). The mountainous Ozark burrito fills its flour tortilla with seasoned beef and guacamole before being smothered in chili con queso and red sauce ($9.75). Margaritas come in flavors ranging from traditional to peach, and their span of sizes maxes out at the 46-ounce Grande margarita, which provides enough vitamin C to make an orange grove blush. A full children's menu is also available to give little tykes something to push around on their plates as they wait for dessert.
Tasi sails on seas of blended fruit with its selection of smoothies ($4.15–$4.75). Lou Ferrigno impersonators can opt for the Hulk, a fabric-ripping monster of soymilk, peanut butter, banana, and honey, while Californian coconut collectors can jumpstart their mornings with the peach-mango-strawberry kick of the Triple C. Those preferring more punch in their pureed potion can get a power smoothie ($4.55–$5.35) with a shot of whey protein or espresso, while mountain-lion tamers and hangover havers can juice up the bio-batteries with an energy smoothie ($5.89–$6.60). Tasi also offers customizable raw juices ($4.25–$5.19), coffee ($1.50, $1 if you bring your own cup), and wheatgrass shots ($2) for those looking to imbibe liquefied energy in an unsmoothed way.