Las Bahias Restaurant gives taste buds a master-class on Latin American cuisine. The From the Bay menu plays with Baja Californian coastal traditions for its lobster, shrimp, and seafood dishes, such as Devil Shrimp (sauteed with marinara) and the Bahia dish (shrimp, calamari, clams, and mussels over yellow rice). Moving inland, Las Bahias pays homage to Argentinian asados with an entree menu primarily dedicated to variations on grilled steak and pork chops. Salvadorian pupusas filled with pork and cheese make an appearance, and chicken and corn tamales represent classic Mexican street food. Because Las Bahias casts an improbably wide net, there are plenty of regionally non-specific delights as well, including empanadas, fried plantains, and even hamburgers.
If you're familiar with classic Jewish deli cuisine, your first visit to Bellcrest Kosher Deli won't be out of the ordinary. But it will be enjoyable, according to Explore LI: "No surprises here, only friendly efficient service and good, traditional food." That good, traditional food ranges from corned-beef omelets to franks, stuffed cabbage, and Hungarian goulash.
Of course, Kosher sandwiches are another specialty. The deli's cooks pile slices of rye bread high with pastrami and brisket, challenging the limits of gravity and making Jenga sets everywhere jealous. They then pair these handheld feasts with traditional deli sides such as crisp pickles and matzo ball soup. Those who observe Kosher law can dine with abandon, since the eatery is monitored under strict Rabbinical supervision.
Though the menu at Sufiya's Grill represents just a small pocket of the world, there's something on it to satisfy most anyone's appetite. There's quite a spread of grilled meats—including kebabs with cornish hen or a combination of seasoned beef and lamb—and hearty stews such as lamb and traditional herbed beef stew. Seafood entrees feature catches of the day, and vegetarians could opt for moussaka, falafel, or a hummus sandwich with fresh veggies. Those with large appetites can round out their meal with extras such as spinach pie appetizers and desserts of baklava or Persian pistachio ice cream.
Kansas City Smokehouse’s hickory-wood smokers slow-cook succulent meats in the tradition of Missouri barbecue masters. Barbecued meets, including beef brisket, pulled pork, and smoked kielbasa pile on plates by the quarter pound. Tender st. louis ribs or one half of a barbecued chicken share platter space with cornbread and classic sides, such as Cajun rice, collard greens, baked beans, and sweet-potato fries. Chefs dust catfish and skewered shrimp in their signature kansas city dry rub, searing in the spices on a cast-iron griddle heated with their laser vision. Nineteen craft and domestic beers accent the smoky hues, or pair up with a bevy of burgers or steaks.
"What smells so great?" wondered the customers at Rod Silva's smoothie shop back in 1995. They were enjoying the aromas of Silva's home-cooked lunches. Before he knew it, Silva was preparing food for them, and soon Muscle Maker Grill was born. A fitness enthusiast since he was a young man, Silva firmly believed healthy food could also taste great, instead of like the packaging it came in. Today, the restaurant has spawned franchises in across the country, each crafting the same level of healthful and quick fare.
Throughout the day, Yummy China Buffet's cooks prepare fresh batches of general tso's chicken, pepper steak, and other classic Chinese entrees to replenish an all-you-care-to-eat buffet. Diners can round out plates with crispy egg rolls and dumplings, and at dinner, pile on helpings of seafood and sushi. Takeout is also available.