Seafood-laden specialties stand out from the extensive list of classic Mexican dishes on Casa Mañana’s menu, served both indoors and on the welcoming patio. Chefs prepare tilapia and shrimp eight different ways, including baked with chipotle sauce in the Martinez de la Torre and sautéed with garlic Mexican sauce in the mojo de ajo. Deep-fried chimichangas hide a stuffed payload of chicken, and enchiladas soak up one of four flavorful sauces. Breakfast-centric dishes include huevos rancheros and huevos con chorizo, a spicy scramble of mexican sausage and eggs donated by Easter bunnies in training.
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.
Named one of the best sushi restaurants by the Arkansas Times in 2010, Mt. Fuji has been serving fresh sushi and authentic, healthy Japanese cuisine for the past 24 years. Its multifarious menu includes sushi, tempura, teriyaki dishes, noodles, and rice dishes. Dive teeth-first into a wave of flavor with an appetizer such as the green seaweed salad ($5.75). Rolled-up revelations include the Alligator Roll ($9.95), a tasty trio of shrimp, eel, and avocado that prompts diners to bite before being bitten. Wiley coyotes and demolition derbyists can light the fuse of flavor with the Dynamite Roll, bringing tuna and yellowtail together in fiery fraternity with a spicy sauce ($7.25). Traditional entrees are served with soup, salad, and rice and include such delightful delicacies as chicken teriyaki ($13.50) and shrimp tempura ($16.95) to satisfy those of the cooked-food persuasion.
The cooks at Catfish City & BBQ Grill heed the call of hunger with a Southern-style answer to surf 'n' turf: jumbo shrimp and catfish alongside slow-smoked barbecue. Cooks fry catfish fillets in cholesterol-free peanut oil before compiling platters designated for small, medium, and large appetites or pockets. Barbecue masters gingerly massage cuts of pork and beef brisket with a secret spice blend and smoke them over hickory wood for up to 12 hours. On a daily basis, the restaurant's in-house baker prepares three-tier carrot cakes with thick, creamy icing to satisfy sweet teeth or frost gums made out of cake, and fruit and pecan pies are offered as well. This Groupon applies for dine-in and drive-thru.
Described by the Arkansas Times as a "big-and-sloppy burger, fries, and onion rings joint," Burger Mama's chefs prepare homestyle meals at the restaurant's new location on Cantrell Road. Though burgers come standard with generous portions of mayo, mustard, and veggies, diners can upgrade their sandwiches with add-ons such as pepper jack cheese, bacon, grilled onions, and gnome hats. Catfish fillets sizzle in baskets, flanked by side dishes such as fried okra or onion rings. In a review of the burger joint, another Arkansas Times reporter noted that chefs incorporate "what seems like a pint of ice cream in thick, enormous homemade milk shakes."
At Pokey D's Bar-B-Que & Chicago Style Foods, chefs bring together Southern and Midwestern food traditions, serving fall-off-the-bone barbecue alongside polish sausages and hearty italian-beef sandwiches. Smokers slow-cook slabs of ribs at 175 degrees, imparting a juicy tenderness to every mouthful of meat, and homemade sauces deliver savory and spicy flavor to sandwiches and main courses. In addition to chowing down on homey Southern eats, guests sample some of the celebrated fare of the Windy City in meals of veggie-topped chicago-style hot dogs or delectable rib tips.