Flashing knives and spurting flames dazzle diners as the chefs at Kuma Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar theatrically sear entrees on the tabletop hibachi grills. Equally comfortable with cooking vegetables and meats, the chefs can shuffle a number of them across the grill's iron surface, including scallops, chicken, or filet mignon. Meanwhile, the sushi chefs gingerly slice pieces of fresh salmon and tuna behind their bar—unlike traditional bartenders, who rarely slice bottles into neat sections. Their work does not stop there, however, because they also carefully layer orders of salmon nigiri that can emerge alongside a familiar or inventive sushi roll, which arrives in either six or eight bite-sized pieces.
Itza Taco Sports Grill combines south-of-the-border dishes with a casual atmosphere to create a welcoming spot for noshing on cultured eats and catching the big game. Take in the day's fiercest football, basketball, or spelling-bee matchup while perusing the flavor-filled menu. Rev an appetite engine with the warm and crispy chips and salsa ($2.99) before alighting on the fish tacos ($8.99), served swimming with a school of delicious fixings. Belly up to the spice-filled buffalo-chicken wrap ($6.99) or sate the hunger of a little-league tablemate with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich ($3.99), which tastes even tastier inside the room full of colorful, booming plasma-screen TVs. To complete the feast, snag a pint from the impressive beer selection that provides the ideal sauce for fry dipping should the ketchup run dry.
Itza Sports Bar and Grill's menu of American cuisine brims with numerous seafood dishes, sandwiches, steaks, and beers. Quell appetites' abandonment issues with Itza Chips, homemade potato chips sprinkled with blue-cheese crumbles ($5.50). A wide variety of fish, including salmon, mahi mahi, grouper, and catfish, make appearances on formerly empty plates, and blackened or fried tilapia burrows under flour tortillas, pico de gallo, and sour cream before metamorphosing into fish tacos ($8.99). Pack stomachs tighter than carry-on luggage with slow-roasted baby back ribs ($19.99 for a full rack, $10.99 for a half rack) or Cajun pasta, a spicy fusion of seasoned chicken breast, shrimp, sautéed red and green peppers, alfredo sauce, and Cajun rice ($13.99). While savoring one of the many beers on tap, gaze into the eyes of one of Itza's 25 high-definition TVs, gander at nature on the outdoor patio, or bask in the spectacle of various nightly events and entertainment.
With a sunny outdoor seating area and a menu packed with casual Italian treats, Vendetta Pizza Cafe is determined to win the fight against esurient tummy trolls. Eating engines rev up with homemade jalapeño poppers ($6.95), which come stuffed with cream cheese, bacon, and imported pop extract. The deluxe pizza ($5.75 per slice) escorts awe-struck tongue buds through a decadent protein party replete with bacon, beef, pepperoni, and sausage, while the Tree Hugger pizza ($4.75 per slice) assembles a peaceful army of vegetables for meat-free munchers. Wrap hands around a grilled or fried chicken parmesan sub if you prefer your cheese and marinara hidden ($6.95), or hone the art of food-spelunking by navigating through the layers of homemade lasagna ($9.75).
B.C. Pizza boasts a menu of multiple pie toppings, crusts, and sauces that give hungry bellies full creative control of their meals. Nimble hands bake classic dough into crusts and astronaut helmets, flavoring them with garlic or parmesan at the behest of their guests. In addition to choosing from four sauces that run the gamut from creamy to spicy, diners decide which of 16 toppings will festoon the cheesy expanse, considering anchovies, bacon, and jalapeños. Pies pair with baskets of breadsticks fresh from the oven and eight leafy mixes tempt tines, such as the garden salad's broccoli and tomatoes. An effervescent bottle of soda cleanses palates between bites and quells the body's natural urge to spontaneously combust.