The chefs at each Copper Canyon Grill, a mid-Atlantic favorite, craft their regional American dishes from scratch every day. Their kitchens fill with flames and savory aromas as they roast meats and vegetables over hardwood fires, making customers happy, but leaving behind bare earth at local basketball arenas.
The kitchen yields hearty servings of grilled prime rib and filet mignon, ahi tuna and Atlantic salmon, and Delmarva-style crab dip and Eastern Shore jumbo lump crab cakes. It also tempts with a signature rotisserie chicken and jalapeño- and serrano-pepper cornbread baked in an iron skillet.
Rockafellas eradicates hunger with exotic-yet-hearty sandwiches and classic pub-style eats in a lively, welcoming setting. After quieting belly rumblings with the restaurant's bevy of appetizers, diners can daintily slurp a soup du jour ($3.49 for a cup) or breadlessly feast upon entree-sized salads wearing chilled salmon ($9.99) or an array of zesty, confused taco accouterments ($7.99). The rollicking eatery specializes in signature burgers, with beef portions ranging from quaint quarter-pound ($6.39) to walloping whole-pound ($9.79) patties. Burgers arrive bedecked in festive disguises such as the Santa Fe, with its cloak of guacamole, bacon, and pepper-jack cheese concealing the fact that it's actually from Albuquerque, and the confoundingly chicken-less Cordon Bleu, with thinly sliced ham, mozzarella cheese, and dijon mustard. Turkey ($6.99), vegetarian ($7.99), and buffalo burgers ($8.99) are available for the beef-averse, as well as a suite of non-burger sandwiches and desserts.
Fast Casual Restaurants that feature Healthier Comfort Food. Our menu features award winning Rotisserie chickens that are raised with the utmost care on a vegetarian diet of all natural grains, and are guaranteed free of antibiotics and hormones. Our luscious and juicy chicken tastes better and is better for you.
Marinara-bathed mussels, crusty margherita pizza, and heaps of rich spaghetti carbonara each vie for patrons' affections at Luna Italia Restaurant. Traditional takes on classic recipes to satisfy many of Luna's hungry guests, including lasagna, ravioli, baked ziti, and manicotti. They also update a traditional romaine salad by grilling the leaves.
Even though Portuguese explorers couldn't pronounce the Swahili name for the African bird's eye chili—pili-pili—the sailors fully embraced its flavor shortly after landing in the region known today as Mozambique. Intrigued by the small, fiery pepper, they combined it with aromatic doses of herbs, garlic, and lemon to create the first peri-peri sauce. That sauce eventually became a wildly popular marinade for poultry, and the tasty concoction made its way to South Africa over the next several centuries. There, in 1987, two friends decided to honor this culinary legacy by founding the first Nando's Peri-Peri restaurant. The eatery continued to remain true to its South African roots, even while expanding to encompass locations in 24 countries across four continents.
Beginning with fresh chickens that never see the inside of a kitchen freezer, the chefs furtively marinate the birds in a secret peri-peri sauce for 24 hours before grilling them over an open flame. Diners dictate the heat level of their order, requesting that the grilled chicken arrive relatively mild or that wings be slathered with even more incendiary spices. The succulent chicken can be plated with hearty side dishes—such as Portuguese-style rice with herbs and peppers or peas with mint—or served in the form of a sandwich, wrap, or pita. To complement the menus' African flavors, Nando's worldwide locations collectively feature more than 4,000 pieces of African artwork.