Aside from supplying casual vibes, Panorama is known for slinging steamy cups of organic liquids and artfully arranged plates of breakfast and lunch fare. Kick off a day with a Jump Start—two shots of espresso blended with vanilla and cream ($3.45)—paired with a Locura wrap that wraps a whole-wheat blanket around eggs, soy beef, cheddar and monterey jack, salsa, and greens ($5.95). For lunch, snag a Parson burrito stuffed with black beans, lettuce, cheeses, salsa, and sour cream ($6.75; $7.75 with soy beef or chicken) or a veggie burger salad ($6.95), which high fives stomachs with an amalgamation of greens, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese, all topped with freshly diced veggie-burger bits plucked straight from the bur-garden.
Speed is one of the most important ingredients at Khyber Indian. The cooks here pride themselves on a quick turnaround, which is made possible due to their rejection of all things fancy. Disposable plates and silverware cut down on cleanup, and the dining room has no unnecessary decor, just a few casual tables. That way lamb curry, chicken tikka masala, and vegetable samosas can arrive shortly after customers walk up to the counter and place their orders. It also frees up time for the kitchen staff to try out inventive takes on the classics—such as samosas stuffed with pumpkin—and focus on every aspect of the meal. The selection of sweets is headlined by mango lassi drinks and carrot halwa (a garnished milk pudding), which makes the perfect dessert or appetizer for the rebellious at heart.
One of the best parts about living in a big city is the access to food from a variety of countries. But it can be tricky to decide if you want Thai or Indian, Mexican or Greek. Venue hopes to make that decision a little bit easier with its menu of international cuisine from 14 different countries.
Patrons can dive into the Mexican-Indian hybrid Nanchos—clay-oven flatbread loaded with classic nacho toppings, including guacamole and cheese—or Thai chicken satay before switching countries and devouring a jerk chicken with fresh yucca, Turkish beef with eggplant, and Mediterranean wraps. Venue also dishes out classic American eats, like burgers with fries, to sate hungers of all sizes.
At Fish Plate, the chefs sear fish on the grill with glowing charcoal, giving the surface a nice crackle. Dubbing itself a California-style eatery, the restaurant cooks up light and flaky fish, such as tilapia, as well as its heartier counterparts, mahi-mahi and salmon. Optional Cajun seasonings give plates a kick without diners having to worry about getting cole slaw on their shoes.
The chefs at Asian Bowl create a wide selection of Asian fusion dishes, ranging from Hong Kong-style sweet and sour chicken to lo mein and gluten-free beef with broccoli. Vegetarian versions of almost every dish finally share the complex flavors of mongolian beef and pineapple chicken with diners used to just greens and carrots shaped like steak.
Tzatziki sauce is the condiment of choice at Village Grill, where the kitchen staff serves familiarly delicious Greek food such as souvlaki, loukaniko, and kebaache. The authentic dishes can be served on skewers with greek salad or rolled in a pita like the eatery’s beef gyros and falafel sandwiches. Those in search of American flavors can order deep-fried meatballs, half-pound burgers, and chicken coated in the most commonly used men’s fragrance in the United States: barbecue sauce.