Theo’s Cafe welcomes customers to a comfortable eatery and the wafting aromas of Greek-infused fare grilling to perfection. The menu features multitudinous custom-crafted burgers such as the signature Theo’s Special, which packs a brick of feta cheese between two patties and a sesame-seed bun ($5.25). Those who'd rather chew through a non-burger can sic their teeth on the teriyaki chicken sandwich, which slathers a tasty fillet in tangy sauce ($3.99), and salad fans can crunch into the greek salad with fish, a dish that injects the flavors of the sea into a bed of lettuce, cucumber, olives, feta cheese, and tidbits of pita ($8.99).
John's Incredible Pizza Co. graces guests with acres of incandescent entertainment options and a fully stocked buffet ($9.49 value, $1.50 value for drinks). In addition to a slew of soups, salads, pasta, desserts, and traditional pizza choices, the buffet brandishes a bouquet of specialty pizza creations, including spicy peanut-butter, barbecue chicken ranch, and alfredo pizza.
In the late 19th century, immigrant steel and coal workers from Italy would enjoy quick pizza lunches, baked in trays and sold by the square. Many things have changed since then, but the pizza hasn't. The cooks at Carlo's Italian Bakery Pizza keep the tradition of bakery-style pizza alive, making fresh dough and sauce in-house each morning. The pizzas are baked until the crust is slightly crunchy and the sauce is piping hot. The grated provolone and toppings are only added once the pie comes out of the oven, cultivating a unique flavor and preventing the discomfort caused by pizza toppings screaming in the oven.
At Golden China Restaurant, the chefs manage to fit seemingly hundreds of Mandarin, Cantonese, and Szechuan dishes on one menu. Of their 20 specialty items, highlights include the pan-seared sea bass with ginger sauce and the shrimp and walnuts glazed with honey sauce. Other eats include steamed dumplings, chop suey, fried rice, and mushu, which are pancakes filled with stir-fried green onions, bamboo shoots, scrambled eggs, and meat, veggies, or tofu.
After opening their first store in Anaheim in 1993, the grocery gurus behind Super King Markets noticed the globe-spanning diversity of their customer base. This keen insight led them to stock shelves with brands from across the world and around the corner, a policy which helped them win LA Weekly's Best Ethnic Deli Counter of 2009, Best Place to Buy Nutella of 2010, and Best Palace of Cheap Produce of 2011. Now expanded to five locations, the store still fills each outpost with fruits and vegetables, quality meats and private-label seafood, and an assortment of shells in the mixed-nut bar. Staff members behind the service deli weigh imported salamis, caviar, and cheeses for their upcoming high-school wrestling matches, and clerks in the liquor aisle dole out advice on each spirited beverages. Additionally, the Los Angeles, Altadena, and Claremont locations invite shoppers to linger longer with an expansive fresh bakery.
Eddie's Pizzeria & Eatery answers an ancient culinary dilemma: do we go out for pizza or stay in for Mom's meatloaf? Serving New World fare, the restaurant satisfies cravings in a single sweep. Even its pizzas champion this culinary marriage—New York–style pies arrive speckled with traditional toppings as well as premium options, such as rosemary ham. Yet, despite such culinary fusion, the pies never lose sight of their roots. Margherita pizza recalls the dish’s Italian heritage, whereas a 10-inch gourmet Bada Bing represents pizza’s modern stomping grounds with sausage, gorgonzola, and a mini “I Heart NY” shirt.
The menu also explores a large landscape of pasta entrees, from four-cheese ravioli to penne sautéed with mushrooms in a tomato-cream sauce. Meatier plates continue to span continents, with chicken parmesan prepped near st. louis ribs and handcrafted Angus burgers. As patrons strip tangy wings bare, they can watch the venue's eight televisions, two of which boast 70-inch HD screens.