Inside the kitchen of Cafe Lazeez, cooks draw upon halal ingredients to craft traditional Pakistani dishes including tandoori chicken and naan. In the dining room, the lighted menu above the cash register hints at skewers laden with beef, which travel on red trays to tables. Working patrons look up from their projects to appreciate free WiFi or realize they’ve been typing on a dish of goat and rice the whole time.
Iggy's Mexican Cantina celebrates authentic Mexican cuisine with an extensive menu brimming with amply portioned burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, and specialties. Prep for headlining entrees with an opening act such as the Mexisalad ($4.99), loaded with lettuce, rice, pico de gallo, and guacamole. Traditional land-meat and seafood collide within the epic quesadilla fiesta ($7.99), which unites grilled shrimp, steak, and chicken within warm, cheesy folds of delectable tortilla. Meanwhile, pork pundits can fork into three enchiladas al pastor ($8.49), liberally stuffed with barbecue pork and grilled onions. Let your tongue-schooner sail the salty seas of Iggy's chilled margaritas ($6.99 for medium), served in several fruity flavors, such as mango and peach. Long-distance eaters can cross their tongues' finish line with two sweet Mexican desserts ($2.99 each)—honey-and-cinnamon-sprinkled sopapilla or paradoxical fried ice cream.
In addition to 29 types of nigiri and sashimi and more than 70 different maki, Sushi Japan's chefs create specialty rolls with everything from lobster and green onion to banana tempura and kiwi. In the kitchen, the rest of the chefs stick to homestyle Japanese flavors, cooking entrees such as shrimp tempura, stir-fried yakisoba, and hibachi-grilled beef. Although Sushi Japan's shoji screens, kanji-bedecked lanterns, and fabric prints demonstrate a firm commitment to traditional Japanese culture, some aspects of the restaurant's decor—the cozy booths, a chair-lined counter—evince a more modern aesthetic.
At Flip Flops Cantina Grille, guests leave the city behind and grab a margarita as they enter an expansive island-themed oasis bedecked with straw roofing, murals of beach scenes, and palm trees. Flat-screen televisions showcase major sports games, which diners watch while shooting pool, facing off on the foosball tables, and nibbling on Mexican and Caribbean classics such as fajitas, burritos, and ribs. Bartenders mix traditional and specialty margaritas with one of 13 top-shelf tequilas and pour pints of 18 domestic and imported beers on tap.
If it weren?t for father-son duo Alan and Chuck Bush, Fuzzy?s Taco Shop might?ve closed its doors permanently in 2003. Instead, the two bought the restaurant from its then-owner, transforming the flagship Fort Worth location from faltering to bustling. They slowly started to franchise locations across the country, and, now, 60 restaurants dot 11 states. Each one serves up a menu of Baja-style Mexican food, including jumbo burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas.