With 45 locations, the aromas of hot soup and freshly baked bread greet customers across the nation as they approach Souper Salad's overflowing display of crisp salad greens and freshly prepared hot selections. Menus for the buffet change daily, but can include albóndigas soup, Tuna Skroodle pasta salad, A-MAIZE-ing cornbread, and other dishes. Dine-in guests are free to fill their bowls with their favorite soups and chilis, build their own salads from a plethora of crispy greens and tangy dressings, and see how much soft-serve ice cream they can pile atop a single cone. Patrons can also make a visit to the taco bar or flatbread pizza zone, and gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are available.
Adelaida Cuellar first sold her authentic Mexican fare to the hungry public at the 1926 Kaufman County Fair, where she manned a chili and tamale stand. In the face of increasing demand, her five sons helped her open the first El Chico restaurant in Dallas in 1940, and the franchise blossomed—much like a seed blossoms into a human. Today, at the almost 100 restaurants scattered throughout the South, chefs prepare hearty portions of traditional fare, including tacos, burritos, and fajitas, as well as tableside guacamole and, of course, tamales. Margaritas, cocktails, wines, and beers help wash down these south-of-the-border feasts.
It's hard to imagine a restaurant that epitomizes the great American diner better than Huddle House. Since 1964, the restaurant?which has locations scattered prominently throughout the southern states?has warmed bellies with burgers, hearty breakfasts, and heaping helpings of friendly hospitality, available 24-hours a day. Even the moniker is All-American: founder John Sparks came up with the name after a football huddle, hoping it would inspire his customers to gather round a table and swap stories over a warm meal.
Over the years, Huddle House's menu has expanded and adapted to changing tastes, but its focus has remained the same: old-fashioned, American comfort food. No matter what time it is, guests can order up biscuits smothered in gravy and cheese or dig into the shop's signature waffles, whipped up using a secret recipe and waffle irons that can't read. Afternoon eats include chopped steak burgers served with regular or sweet potato fries and sandwiches with a southern twist, like a Philly cheese steak stuffed between slices of thick-cut Texas toast.
Gee whiz, Skip, is it true that Cheeburger Cheeburger's been voted Best Burger in 29 Cities? Yup. This is a real 1950s-style hot spot. This is a place that takes pride in serving additive-free, 100% all-natural Angus beef and frothy milk shakes in thousands of possible flavors. Amidst vintage-inspired decor, cooks fry freshly cut Idaho potatoes and onion rings in cholesterol-free peanut oil and top American-bred, vegetarian-fed beef with more than 25 toppings. Modern day soda jerks also add one of more than a dozen syrups to flavored sodas and scoop ice cream into floats fizzing with cola, root beer, Dr. Pepper, or the lesser-known Pepper sibling, Gary, who forever lives in the shadow of his brother's medical degree.
The chefs at Bayou Dawn's, Too don't have to look far for their culinary inspiration. In fact, they focus on the Cajun recipes of their own households. Chefs fry up catfish for po' boys, mold sausage into boudin balls, and blend shrimp stock with a variety of spices to create their shrimp etouffee. Country dinners are also offered with selections like steak and hamburger specials, as well as a kids' menu for those who aren't old enough to eat seafood yet. Bayou Dawn's, Too specializes, however, in crawfish, which they boil with spicy ingredients to create a meal by the pound when in season or by the more involved crawfish census.
Located in Vicksburg, Battlefield Inn- A Vista Collection Hotel is in the historical district, minutes from Vicksburg National Military Park, and close to Warren County Courthouse. This hotel is within close proximity of Anchuca Mansion and Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 117 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as a nightclub and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Battlefield Inn- A Vista Collection Hotel.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, air conditioning in public areas, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.