Back Yard Burgers serves up North American Black Angus burgers hash-marked to order on genuine flame-licked grills. Third-pound patties dress for dinner with lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, dill pickles, and a condimental trio of ketchup, mustard, and mayo ($3.59). Or gussy up for patty prom with premium add-ons such as coleslaw, chili, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, and more ($0.35–$0.60 per topping). The grill masters also flip the first white meat, prepping Hawaiian chicken sandwiches with grilled pineapple, mustard, mayo, and lettuce ($4.09). Away from the flames, feel free to enjoy a loaded baked potato ($2.79) and a wide range of pairable plates such as chili cheese fries ($2.59 for regular size), garden salads ($2.19), and sweetly baked fruit cobblers ($1.99).
From fresh sashimi to spicy red curry, the chefs at A.W. Lin's cook up the best recipes from China, Japan, and Thailand using organic ingredients and locally grown produce. Their expansive menu boasts classic Chinese specialties and sushi rolls, but also tempts diners to sample exciting flavors with their chef's specials. Hibachi chicken, thai-style calamari, fried oysters, or steak and shrimp with honey walnuts overhaul perceptions of classic Asian food, while drunken noodles, pad thai, and coconut shrimp play on classic themes. Amid the upscale, sun-strewn dining room's contemporary artwork and rotund bar, guests can sip fair-trade coffee and tea, cap off exotic meals with the restaurant's signature fried cheesecake, or test out their x-ray glasses by trying to read messages inside fortune cookies.
Proponents of dry rub can be found across the Midwest—Oklahoma’s barbecue joints are an especially good bet. If you ask any of these die-hards, they’ll say that what dry-rubbed meats lack in sauce, they make up for in the delicately balanced flavors of their spices. Rib Crib BBQ & Grill captures these flavors and brings them to its cozy Lakeland restaurant, where guests can feast on chicken, ribs, and briskets smoked onsite over hickory chips. In addition to pit choices, Rib Crib dishes out Southern¬-style sides such as corn on the cob, mac ‘n’ cheese, and slow-cooked cowboy beans that guests can lasso individually with a tiny rope of floss.:m]]
Oak Street Bistro delights diners with edibles that please the palate while remaining environmentally ethical. Each selection on the newly renovated menu is fresh, flavorful, and eco-friendly—chicken is all-natural and free of antibiotics, seafood is sustainable, and vegetables are plucked from the local farmers' market whenever possible. Twenty toppings and seven cheese choices make the Bistro burger ($9.59 with five toppings and one choice of cheese) a bootquake-causing pick for the decision-averse and a masterpiece-begging canvas for creative connoisseurs. Those who prefer their crustaceans with a southern drawl will fancy the sautéed shrimp and grits, which are served together under a cloak of blackened cream sauce, bacon, and fresh parmesan ($10.79 for the lunch portion, $15.85 for dinner). House-made paradise tropical brewed tea ($2.35) and hot spiced apple cider ($2.59) help patrons wet their whistles quickly for impromptu Otis Redding tributes.