Each day, the chefs at Pepperoni's Pizza's eight locations crush premium tomatoes into sauces, roll out homemade dough, then cover the freshly baked pies with natural mozzarella. Diners can build their own creations from more than 30 toppings, including bacon bits and pineapples, or opt for more than 10 specialty pizzas such as the New Yorker, smothered with heaping amounts of sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Their menu also sates hearty appetites with more than 20 oven-baked subs, as well as local favorites such as calzones and smokey BBQ Buffalo wings.
Considered a "pork-filled glory" by the Houston Press, Hoggs & Chicks’ Pig's Delight sandwich layers fried pork loin, shaved ham, and bacon between slices of fresh roll. The Pig's Delight moniker could apply to plenty of other items that Chef Frédéric Perrier dreams up, piling pulled pork, pork loin, pork belly, and bacon onto his OhMyGosh! sandwich and smothering fries and pizzas in heaps of pulled pork.
On the chicks end of the menu, the chef douses wings in buffalo or barbecue sauce, fries chicken in buttermilk, and stacks avocado, chipotle mayo, and provolone cheese atop slices of grilled chicken breast. To accompany these southern-style, made-from-scratch dishes, Chef Frédéric crafts classic sides such as collard greens, mac ‘n’ cheese, and sweet corn, a nicer alternative to corn that insults you when you bite it.
Pizza emerges from La Magia Cafe & Pizza’s stone oven with its crust crispy and its cheese topping turned a nice, golden brown. Since 1980, the kitchen has crafted a menu of Italian cuisine, including pasta dishes and veal-centric entrees, such as veal saltimbocca doused in a marsala cream sauce. Diners perch at dark-wood tables flanked by coral-colored walls, which on one side have faux windows painted on them overlooking a rolling countryside and the terra-cotta roofs of stucco homes. On the other wall are images of famous Italian landmarks such as the Colosseum in Rome, the Venetian canals, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, made famous the day Leonardo da Vinci spray painted “Leo Was Here” on it.
Avalon Diner cooks up all-day breakfasts and third-pound burgers in addition to blending shakes, floats, and sundaes. Served all day, omelets hide an array of fillings within their golden folds, and stacks of pancakes come with toppings such as pecans, blueberries, bananas, and strawberries. Nightly blue-plate specials rotate through entrees such as beef stew, house-made meatloaf, and fried catfish. The all-American meals are washed down with desserts such as a malt presented in its chilled mixing can or a banana split presented upon the axe-blade that split it.
Soaring white columns crowned by a pediment beckon guests to the door of Fernando's Restaurant?and once they're there, the aroma of char-grilled steaks, Latin seafood, and chicken simmered in wine sauce brings them over the threshold. At cloth-draped tables set with red linen napkins, diners settle into leather seats topping cherry-toned wood chairs.
Servers bustle through several feet of open space in between tables, carting such dishes as the tender steak Fernando, paired with asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes, and the signature paella: yellow saffron rice with a bounty of clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp, fish, crawfish, squid, chicken, and chorizo. Fernando himself often takes to the kitchen or waits on his guests alongside the servers.
The bar hosts both early and late-night happy hours, and a dance floor with music?sometimes live, sometimes blasted from a passing car outside?gets guests moving.
Cuisine Type: American
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Cheeseburger
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Try our Canadian specialties.
The Locker Room is more than a hockey bar: it's a hockey-obsessed bar. Situated nowhere near the Canadian border, the bar nevertheless thrives on a love for hockey teams, Canada, and sports in general. On any given day, bottles of Molson and Labatt await excited crowds visiting for the NHL game of the night. When there's no live hockey, football games playing on the bar's LED TVs keep the fun going while the insatiable scents of poutine and Tim Horton's coffee help you feel the chill of the Great White North. A covered patio gives bargoers another incentive to join in The Locker Room's revelry, and kid-friendly meals and snacks make it a destination to share with the next generation.