Although some franchised eateries lose sight of tradition, the cooks at each Godfather’s Pizza locale stick to a 30-year-old practice of slathering thick, original-recipe crusts with vine-ripened-tomato sauce and quality cheese. Not all pizzas begin on robust foundations, however. The cooks also prep golden, buttery, pan-style crusts as well as thin and crispy crusts that allow toppings—such as such as green peppers, artichoke hearts, and seasoned chicken—to take the spotlight. Many Godfather's Pizza locations even offer gluten-free crusts, and a few locations serve pizzas in boxes that are weatherproofed so that they can be reused as sleds.
• For $31, you get a ticket for seating in section 104, 106 (rows 15–30), or 128 (rows 15–30) (a $49.50 value before fees, or up to a $62.95 value online, including all ticketing fees). • For $57, you get a ticket for seating in section 7, 101, 103, 106 (rows 1–14), C108, C109, C125, C126, 128 (rows 1–14), 131, or 133 (a $99.50 value before fees, or up to a $114.45 value online, including all ticketing fees). • For $83, you get a ticket for seating in section 4–6, 108, 110, 111, 123, 124, 126, C110, or C124 (a $149.50 value before fees, or up to a $165.95 value online, including all ticketing fees).
It was 1978. A college dropout and a failed medical-school applicant had just brought together their combined life savings to rent an old gas station. Their plan was to resurrect the empty station and open their own restaurant. Their specialty—ice cream. So begins the story of legendary entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who are better known across the globe as Ben & Jerry. Their small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor eventually became a Burlington, Vermont, favorite, and before long, shops popped up all over the United States and in 25 other countries. Their brand easily attracted customers—homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, natural ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Buzz. Since infusing their first rich and creamy batches of ice cream with natural chunks of fruit, nuts, candies, and cookies, Ben & Jerry's has also operated with a commitment to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. The company practices sustainable food production and business practices that respect the earth and environment. Ben & Jerry’s cartons are made from FSC-certified paper, which comes from forests that are managed for the protection of wildlife, and waste from its plants generates energy to power farms. The company works tirelessly to reduce its carbon emissions; it strongly encourages customers to eat their ice cream in the darkest dark.
When Ronn Teitelbaum opened the first Johnny Rockets restaurant on June 6, 1986—on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles—his goal was to create a restaurant where people could escape the stress of everyday life and experience a taste of American dining. The name itself is a nod to this ideal—it combines the star of a heroic American fable, Johnny Appleseed, and the classic, Oldsmobile’s Rocket 88 automobile the global chain now makes itself at home in America's cultural landmarks, including Yankee Stadium and the Flamingo Hotel.
During meals at one of the seven Las Vegas locations, you’ll see signs of simpler times. Cooks and servers hand-dip shakes and cook up a selection of classic American comfort foods, including hamburgers, sandwiches, and American fries served with ketchup smiley faces. Riding sidecar to each meal is a selection of starters that include sweet potato fries, and treats such as hand-made ice cream shakes.
With hits such as "I Love This Bar" and "I Like Girls That Drink Beer" packed under his cowboy hat, country music star Toby Keith is nothing if not straightforward. The food at his restaurant inside Harrah's Las Vegas takes on a similar frankness: it's classic, down-home Southern cooking with nary a hint of ambiguity. The menu is populated by Southern favorites, including catfish po' boys, fried Twinkies, and a fried bologna sandwich topped with Miracle Whip dressing and served on Texas Toast. For families with giant appetites or a stressed grizzly bear having a "me day", there's the Big Dog Daddy: a 100-ounce burger teamed up with a pound of fries, a quart of beer, and of course, an order of Twinkies. Individual's brave enough to finish all that receive a t-shirt and a spot on the restaurant's wall of fame.