Castrillo's Pizza surrounds its kitchen with open boxes, ready to pack up its signature pizzas for takeout or delivery transit. The staff make traditional hand-tossed and thin crust dough before topping it with a variety of toppings. 10" gluten-free crusts are available. The menu also includes customizable calzones, chicken alfredo lasagna, and honey-barbecue chicken wings topped with brown sugar, barbecue sauce, and slices of pineapple. Patrons can carry their meals straight home or settle down to eat in the courtyard just outside Castrillo's front door. For lunch, patrons can get individual pizza slices from 11am to 2pm every day. Although not valid for this Groupon, patrons can order online for delivery.
At CiCi’s Pizza, feasters can sample hearty slices of pizza and a wide selection of buffet fare ($4.99 per person over 10 years of age), filling bellies like a pouch-stuffing kangaroo preparing to weather the harsh Australian winter. Offering endless helpings of fresh salads, tantalizing pastas, tasty desserts, and oven-fresh pizzas, CiCi’s tames the most voracious hunger attacks via all-you-can-eat tactics. Pizza dough is made fresh daily and doused in a savory sauce crafted from vine-ripened tomatoes and prescience-instilling spices, while salads are hand-tossed with the freshest ingredients delivered hourly via teleportation.
At Otter’s Chicken Tenders, patrons can chow down on chicken that's hand-breaded and never frozen. The family-friendly restaurant boasts 101 ways to eat chicken—43 more than the ways to eat pudding and 100 more than the ways to munch on highbrow caviar. Try these myriad variations with menu items such as Otter's chicken boxes, which are served with fries and a choice of sauce: Otter's sauce, barbecue sauce, spicy buffalo sauce, ranch, or honey mustard. The homemade chicken salad box meal ($5.99) can be served on wheat bread or in a wrap, while the chicken sandwich box ($6.79) bookends departed cluckers with a seeded bun. Other items include a seven-piece tenders basket with Texas toast ($9.99), a chicken wrap ($5.79), and a Caesar salad with chicken tenders ($7.49). Dive into an appetizer basket of fried pickles ($5.29 for the full order) without taking a dip in the neighbor’s backyard dill-pickle pool, or streak by on a buzz-inducing Slip 'n Slide with domestic ($3) and import ($3.50) beers.
The Standard at the Smith House blends bygone refinement with contemporary cuisine at its home in the heart of Nashville. Chef Joe Shaw and his crack squad of flavor wizards breathe life into delicious edibles at each night's reservation-only dinner. After perusing the menu, fire the dinnertime starting pistol with the beef Carpaccio ($12), which marries the tenderness of raw meat with the eye-opening tang of lemon citronette, or opt for the autumn strudel ($9), a savory pastry that stimulates sluggish tongues and provides out-of-work mushrooms with a warm bed for the night. Entrees range from the classic offerings such as seared duck breast with grits and grilled plums ($26) to comforting regional favorites. The shrimp and crayfish etouffee ($28) with basmati rice pilaf merges Bourbon Street sensibilities with Bollywood ingredients better than a sari-clad jazz band. It is also open for lunch.
Peruse the menu before filling your fingers with flavorful subs such as the Jersey Shore's Favorite (provolone, ham, and cappacuolo, $4.29–$9.25) or a hot, steaming chipotle cheese steak (grilled onions, peppers, chipotle mayo, $6.25–$9.75). Those preferring foldable casing can turn any sandwich into a wrap for no extra charge, or select one of the restaurant’s wrap-specific options, such as the baja chicken (sliced grilled chicken breast, melted provolone, salsa, lettuce, and jalapeños, $6.49). Lighten and brighten the mouth's workload with a tossed salad (fresh greens, tomatoes, green bell peppers, and cucumbers, $3.99), or overload taste receptors with a club supreme (roast beef, turkey, swiss, bacon, and mayo, $4.79–$9.95).
Executive Chef Thomas Cook has stuffed Prime 108's dinner and lunch menu with seasonal ingredients, beefy slabs of steak, and fresh seafood. Foreshadow your feast with the prime crab cakes ($15) with citrus beurre blanc, mango-pineapple chutney, and avocado before delving into a decadent dinner of 22-ounce cowboy, bone-in rib-eye ($34) coupled with herb-roasted potatoes and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. If your appetite is feeling aqueous, order the grilled salmon ($29), served with potato-fennel gratin, sauteed spinach, and tzatziki. Herbivores and herbivoyeurs, meanwhile, can photosynthesize their plate with the Green Market vegetarian dish, a special concoction made from organic, seasonal vegetables (ask your server for current information, $22). And because no upscale dining experience is complete without a flavorful finishing flourish or artful tablecloth yank that leaves the table setting intact, invade Prime 108's dessert menu with the mascarpone Napoleon (phyllo crackers with mascarpone cheese, berries macerated in Cointreau, and basil, $7).