The cooks at The Big Cheesy Cafe - Nashville see the classic grilled cheese as a culinary jumping off point. They take this lunchtime staple and add on barbecue pulled pork, steak and caramelized onions, or shredded buffalo chicken to create more sophisticated melts. More than 20 toppings, including pickles, sour cream, pepperoni, avocado, allow guests to invent sandwiches so distinct that they can be used as a form of ID when travelling abroad. Diners can round out meals by choosing from a selection of housemade desserts, such as donuts and blackberry cobblers.
Dotted with touches of contemporary cuisine and Southern inspiration, the menu of Aura Restaurant. Bar. Lounge draws on the best of both. Designed by managing partner and executive chef Mathew Igwonobe, with help Patrick Swett of the Swett's family of restaurants, the cuisine includes unique highlights such as lobster grilled cheese and crawfish potato skins.
Cooks prepare regional Mexican specialties at Las Fiestas Cafe, an eatery that opened in December 2012. They grill succulent shrimp for tacos with fresh avocado, simmer pork carnitas in rich mole sauce, and stuff empanadas with chorizo. Diners can also opt for Tex-Mex dishes such as fajitas with grilled chicken, steak, bacon, ham, and pineapple, or cheesy spinach burritos in flour tortillas.
Symmetry is a one-stop shop for all things healthy living. Here, the staff treats physical ailments and dietary deficiencies with massage, chiropractic services, colonics, and nutrient-rich foods. They stock their shelves with bulk herbs, supplements, massage tools, and their own brand of essential oils and perfumes, which can help you feel more relaxed than a sloth in a bubble bath. They also cultivate several garden towers and a 3-acre plot of land dedicated to growing fresh produce, located just 2 miles from the store.
Recently, they expanded their array of services with the Organic Juice & Smoothie Bar, where staffers churn organic, local fruits and veggies into juice and smoothies. In addition to selling their concoctions individually, they also develop menus for juice cleanses. They've received much positive feedback on the new beverage bar and have had clients integrate their creations into doctor-prescribed treatment plans for diseases such as cancer.
With more than 845 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company?s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as peach perfection and strawberry whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including peanut butter moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate.
For those with heartier appetites, steel-cut oats steep in soymilk before being enhanced with toppings such as apples, cinnamon, and brown-sugar crumble. The lunch hour presents protein-packed mini wraps, toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320?420 calories each.
In addition to providing healthy eats to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors ?Team Up for a Healthy America." The initiative fights against childhood obesity while encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active and involved by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
Looking back on a rough-and-tumble career, songwriter and artist Bobby Pinson laments the slow arrival of his success. But having written hit songs for acts including Toby Keith, Sugarland, and Rascal Flatts, it's hard to deny he's made a name for himself by feeding America's ears. Now he's striving to bring his same brand of warm honesty to stomachs.
With the help of his wife, Lucy, and recipes passed down over three generations, the self-proclaimed Panhandle Texan has opened Lucy’s Country Cafe, which liberates the aromas of homestyle cooking to drift across nearby Music Row. As Bobby twists the tuners on his guitar to bring the metallic twang into tune at live weekly performances, forks click a steady beat against plates laden with chicken and dumplings, tender pot roast, and warm sides of mashed potatoes or cornbread bought à la carte or from the all-you-can-eat buffet. Caterers race from the restaurant, bringing feasts for party hosts to pass off as home cooked when trying to prove their kitchen isn't just a mirage.