Hot Dog on a Stick Founder Dave Barham opened his first Hot Dog on a Stick in Santa Monica in 1946, and the company has since burgeoned into an employee-owned franchise that's more than 100 eateries strong and spans 11 states. Best known for a 100% turkey hot dog dunked in corn-bread batter made from Dave's mother's recipe and cooked in soy oil, Hot Dog on a Stick also pioneered the dipping and be-sticking of mild american and spicy jalapeño jack cheese. Smiling employees in red-, white-, and blue-striped uniforms with, as Dave put it, "a splash of lemonade," hand over cherry, lime, sugar-free, or original lemonade that they make fresh every two hours by squeezing Ventura County lemons until they cry.
The Steve behind Steve's Krazy Sub opened his sandwich shop more than 30 years ago. Today, he and his sons carry on the Krazy Sub tradition. Though Steve and sons keep the Krazy Sub menu simple and straightforward, visitors still have more than 15 sandwiches to choose from. Folks can go whole hog with the super sub, a meat lover's dream packed with ham, salami, capacolla, pastrami, turkey, and provolone?all of the most popular treats on Halloween in Chicago. Some of Krazy Sub's sandwiches are especially unique, such as the pizza boat, which features hunks of pepperoni floating in torrents of marinara sauce.
With seafoam-green vinyl chairs and neon signage, Ocean Buffet makes no pretense of being fancy. Instead, its all-you-can-eat seafood buffets promise a plentitude of options that satisfy appetites ranging from peckish to ravenous. Free beverages accompany crab legs, oysters, sushi, and crispy or coconut-crusted shrimp. Sides include garlic bread and taquitos, and dessert options run the gastronomic gamut from cake and cream puffs to ice cream. With carte blanche to buffet carts, eaters can enjoy a virtually limitless yet mathematically finite number of dining options.
With their brand of Cantonese and Hong Kong?style dishes, the chefs at Sai Wan Bistro aim to create a menu that folds into familiar expectations of Chinese food as it subtly surprises palates. Chopsticks plunge into plates of lo mein, black-pepper beef, or kung pao pork, or they explore specialty dishes, such as the orange gai ha?s blend of spicy orange sauce, shrimp, and chicken. Diners can chase pad thai with sake bombs or pair dishes with a glass of Argentinian malbec from the wine list.
RT O'Sullivan's is Mesa's favorite sports bar for a variety of reasons: the big-screen TVs featuring every sport imaginable as they air, the inexpensive drinks, the friendly service and the good times. Come by for karaoke night on Fridays and sing your heart out with the gang, or stop in for a happy hour that lasts from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every weekday for a dollar off any drink and food specials to soak it all up with. Come down to RT O'Sullivan's and try a bowl of the famous homemade chili with a $3 Harp—an unbeatable deal in an atmosphere you'll love.
At Foot Spa's locations in Plano and Richardson, the precise application of controlled pressure figures into every holistic treatment. Reflexologists stir mint flavored salt into soaking tubs, immersing clients' feet in the infused water before applying a therapeutic massage to the feet, hands, and ears. Acupressure massages are similar in spirit to acupuncture, except therapists use their fingers to target specific points along the body that stimulate natural healing processes and save their needles for hunting wild balloon animals.