Following Baja Fresh’s ethos set in 1990 as a healthy take on fast food, never-frozen meats sizzle atop the grill before they're tucked into made-to-order tacos and burritos. Grilled corn and flour tortillas embrace fish, carnitas, chicken, and steak, and smoky queso fundido sidles onto nachos and into burritos. Between bites, chips scoop up salsa made from farm-fresh produce rather than poured out of a can or fabricated in a space-age replicator. A complimentary salsa bar ensures no mouthful goes unspiced, and guests can scoop up their favorites as they await their dine-in, takeout, or catering orders.
Xtreme Sushi rolls Japanese cuisine into tightly wrapped dishes bursting with flavor at the seams of their sticky-rice prisons. Pull a chair up to the sushi bar to gawk at experienced chefs as they skillfully prepare lush sushi rolls such as Yoshi's dynamite roll ($14.95), the tiger roll ($10.95), and the grilled salmon and cali roll ($16.95). The comfy booths and modern décor of the more-private dining room tables allow families and friends to relish in Japanese fare with palatable plates such as the tender, 16-ounce signature prime rib-eye steak on the bone ($26.90) and the succulent, juicy Kobe burger ($9.95). The restaurant also contains a fully stocked bar where customers can sip on a premium sake or one of Xtreme's specialty drinks while the HD widescreen televisions play a relevant professional sporting match, such as basketball or competitive grandmothering.
Rosemary's infuses French-inspired new-American cuisine with a cornucopia of flavors from Creole, Southern, and Midwestern culinary traditions. Stick your tongue's toe into a steaming-hot bowl of sweet- corn soup ($8) before diving face-first into a principle plate of seared sea scallops with parsnip-potato purée ($36) or a grilled pork chop with Hoppin' John ($34). Patrons seeking surprise can order the ever-changing three-course prix-fixe menu ($55), for which chefs Michael and Wendy Jordan whip up whatever their entwined hearts desire that day. A seasonally focused Friday lunch menu changes weekly, ensuring that luncheoners' tongues never wear white after Labor Day, and a list of small plates—featuring such delectable comestibles as prosciutto-wrapped jumbo asparagus and chocolate cream pies—provides a tasty sponge to soak up the lounge's alcoholic offerings.
Laziza entices eclectic appetites with a tantalizing menu of authentic Lebanese cuisine and a bevy of flavorful fumes. Work on perfecting smoke rings or smoke dodecahedrons with more than 20 flavors of tobacco, or eschew the shisha all together in the smoke-free dining quarters. Snack light on appetizers of hummus ($6) and baba gannouj ($6), or dive mouth-first into a hefty kafta burger made with a mixture of ground beef, lamb, and Mediterranean spices ($8). For entrees, Laziza serves up beef sirloin or chicken shawarma plates ($14); filet mignon, chicken, or lamb kebob plates ($15–$18); and un-kebobbed filet mignon ($19) and grilled half-chicken dishes ($16). Finish with a dessert of baklava ($6) or ready a dry throat for karaoke Wednesdays or impromptu shout-offs with assorted signature cocktails and martinis ($10).
Cadillac Ranch's friendly and casual atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for convincing shy friends to become lively matadors after a few drinks or to crowd around the bar with friends to catch the game. Destroy a tower of onion rings ($7.95) in mighty feats of mastication, and then make room for the sandwich parade. Bread-cushioned portions of pulled pork ($9.95) and Cadillac's Philly cheesesteak ($9.95) make equestrians happy, as do the hot ground-beef patties, served either in their minimalistic form ($8.95), glazed in barbecue sauce ($10.95), or doused in Cajun seasoning before enduring a blizzard of blue cheese and bacon ($10.95). Cadillac's entree selection pays homage to America's culinary heritage with the fish and chips ($12.95) and pits the roasted barbecue half chicken ($13.95) against the Jack Daniel's barbecue ribs ($14.95 for a half rack). The full bar fertilizes empty glasses, and Cadillac's specialty cocktails ($10) abound. Geologists especially will enjoy the Rock Candy (citrus liqueur and fresh lemonade), the pineapple Rock ‘n' Roll (pineapple vodka, fresh lime juice, and pineapple), and the unlisted Rock Star (lime-infused vodka garnished with a live starfish).
Wok On In Mongolian BBQ’s chefs sauté succulent meats and fresh veggies before piling plates high with made-to-order Mongolian barbecue entrees. Silver bins overflowing with beef, edamame, and bamboo shoots reflect the restaurant’s casual-contemporary décor as patrons select their preferred ingredients from the all-you-can-eat buffet line. Steam rises to form the ghostly image of Genghis Khan, who watches over the flat-iron grills as Asian sauces commingle with sizzling meats and veggies.The restaurant’s glowing exterior sign gives way to a spacious dining room outfitted with plush booth seating. Hanging light fixtures cast a soft glow on dinner tables to complement a soothing soundtrack of ancient Mongol battle hymns.