The first IHOP?the dream of founders Al and Jerry Lapin?opened in 1958 in Toluca Lake, California, and was originally dubbed the International House of Pancakes. Since then, rapid expansion has led to myriad milestones across the company's colorful history, from introducing its modern IHOP acronym in 1973 to its 1,000th restaurant opening in Layton, Utah, in 2001.
Today, the company stands strong with around 1,500 locations across North and Central America, each one an enthusiastic dispenser of pancakes, french toast, and tables constructed entirely out of bacon. Though IHOP is known as a bastion of breakfast, it also stays open during the day and into the evening, delivering lunch and dinner as well.
Guests seated at Osaka Sushi and Hibachi?s teppanyaki tables watch as chefs slice and grill pieces of filet mignon, chicken, scallops, and other fine meats. With skillful spatula flicks or regulation slingshots, the chefs then fling the meaty pieces onto plates along with piles of white rice and colorful veggies. Nearby, sushi chefs also impress diners with their culinary precision. After rolling rice around shrimp tempura and spicy tuna, they can transform the bundle into a Christmas roll by adding red, black, and bright-green tobiko. Miniature piles of tobiko victoriously sit atop lobster salad in the Sumo roll, whereas sliced avocado contrasts the light-pink salmon in the Coon Rapids roll.
Biscuits, cookies, and cakes are freshly baked at Panera Bread.
Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Panera Bread's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit.
For no extra charge, utilize Panera Bread's free wifi.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Panera Bread when the weather is warm.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
Or, take your food to go.
Throwing a big party? Count on Panera Bread to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
The food here is super budget-friendly, too, with most items costing less than $15.
Head to Yin Yang Chinese Restaurant in Maplewood and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available.
Keep your diet in check at Yin Yang Chinese Restaurant, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Yin Yang Chinese Restaurant will ensure that it is delicious.
Yin Yang Chinese Restaurant is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Yin Yang Chinese Restaurant.
At Indian Aroma, spicy Northern Indian dishes sizzle inside a traditional tandoori oven. This oven's clay interior adds a smokey flavor to the food, which exits the oven looking as colorful as the dining room's cumin-colored walls. The restaurant's chefs, who are Indian natives, create these curries and biryanis à la carte, but they also serve them up on the buffet alongside spicy sauces, refreshing yogurts, and warm pieces of naan. Together, these components create a meal that is both hot and cool, much like a leather jacket that's been left in direct sunlight too long.
A well-stocked spice cabinet is the backbone of the menu at Ruchi's South Indian Cuisine. The spot's chefs infuse biryani, kebobs, and other dishes with choice seasonings such as star anise and kapasi bark, and they grind fresh masalas to add pungent, spicy flavor to creamy tikka sauces. Much of the menu features South Indian-style preparations of shrimp, mutton, goat, and other meats and seafood, but vegetarian diners can also savor authentic flavors in dishes such as chili pakoras with more kick than a chorus line made up of soccer players.