Fiery red paint splashes the walls of Casa Tequila Authentic Mexican Grill, creating the illusion of heat. Sizzling plates of fajitas emerge from the kitchen, fanning the flames with soft tortillas and hot strips of chicken. Nearby, grilled T-bones and rib eyes amplify the warmth with spicy jalapeños and ranchero sauce. Like most of the menu’s selections, these dishes are made from scratch using super-fresh ingredients. To lower the temperature, barkeeps craft margaritas that are cooler than an iceberg wearing an Elvis wig. Available in a variety of flavors and sizes, these drinks showcase a lineup of more than 50 tequilas. Diners can also enjoy their meals at outdoor tables, amid refreshing breezes and the shade of patio umbrellas.
Pizza Ranch's sprawling buffet really does have something for everyone, since its chefs will gladly customize a pie at your request and serve you the first slice. Over the course of its 31-year history, the pizza chain has constantly updated its menu with inventive new pizzas, crispy fried chicken, and enough mashed potatoes to build a snow fort that will last through spring.
At Azul's Tequila Cocina, seafood from the Pacific coast and fruity margaritas serve as the cornerstones of an extensive Mexican menu. Drizzled with fresh sauces, the burritos, enchiladas, and tacos pack the palate with juicy flavors. The enchiladas de langosta unite lobster and roasted Mexican garlic sauce in the warm embrace of corn tortillas topped with jalapeño cream sauce. Azul's Tequila Cocina spurns lard, peanut oil, and animal fat in its cooking, promoting health and helping waists stay as narrow as Santa's path through a gingerbread man's chimney.
Tubrosa Pizza's mission is "to have fun making the best damn pizza in town." By the looks of a menu filled with quirky creations such as a pie laden with nacho-cheese sauce, black olives, and crunchy chips, it seems that fun is being had. Delicious dough serves as the base for pies such as the simple margherita with chopped basil leaves or the tangy hawaiian barbecue-chicken pizza with pineapple and a box that doubles as a lei. Patrons can replace traditional tomato sauce with alfredo, barbecue, or buffalo sauce or opt for spaghetti or baked ziti instead. Tubrosa ends its menu on a sweet note with cinnamon or apple dessert pizzas.
Shogun Japanese Restaurant features authentic Japanese cuisine and MSG-free meals prepared by a chef with more than 15 years of experience. Dinner starters include the monkey brain, deep-fried mushroom stuffed with spicy crab ($5.95). Hibachi-cooked dinners such as teriyaki hibachi chicken arrive with house-made dressing, fried rice, and veggies ($9.95), and five- or eight-piece sushi rolls such as the avocado-y eel roll ($7.95) or spicy tuna ($8.95) provide perfect test subjects for prototype chopstick fingers. Lunch specials such as the california roll with two pieces of tuna and two pieces of salmon ($9.95) or the tempura-and-sushi lunch box ($9.95) all come with miso soup for a delectable liquid-solid flavor tag team. Shogun Japanese Restaurant's welcoming, elegant interior features a waterfall that, unlike Niagara’s famous falls, doesn’t require its viewers buy a mandatory barrel ride to help cover operating costs.
The chefs at Quinton's Bar & Deli buffer sips of chilled spirits with a classic pub menu filled with local burgers, classic sandwiches, and enticing daily specials. Chefs burden brioche rolls with never-frozen and never-evaporated blends of chuck sirloin and rib eye, and round off the meaty masterpieces with cheddar cheese and a mound of crispy fries ($9). A quick combo ($7.45) couples a half sandwich with creamy potato-bacon soup, which floats crumbled bacon-and-cheddar buoys in a regular bowl or bread bowl ($1 extra), and tubers arrive tableside in the form of two Grade A Idaho spuds smothered in cheeses, sour cream, and bacon. Sizable sandwiches decorate white, wheat, and rye frames with deli mainstays, such as thinly sliced ham and cheddar cheese ($7.45), or creative combinations, such as shaved turkey, sliced avocado, melted cream cheese, and alfalfa sprouts ($7.45). Younger diners can chomp away on a kids' menu or order from it, and parents can indulge in their own treats with a menu of handcrafted cocktails.