Created by a group of friends from Buenos Aires, La Estancia Argentina delivers flavors of their homeland in a deli-style setting with an intimate seating area. Instead of using a deep fryer or a magnifying glass and solar energy, chefs oven-bake traditional and vegan empanadas, complementing them with piquant chimichurri sauce. Traditional Argentinean dishes are influenced by the cuisines of Spain, Italy, Germany, and France, which is why diners can explore menu selections such as potato gnocchi with housemade tomato sauce or five types of pizza.
For dessert, guests choose freshly made baked goods including alfajor, two sweet biscuits held together with dulce de leche. Each location is dominated by shelves of imported wine and a large display case offering olives, ham, and fresh steaks that patrons can take home to grill or feed to pet velociraptors.
Jets of water leap upwards from the fountain in front of Agadir Moroccan Cuisine, creating an aquatic soundtrack to accompany walks to the front door. A pair of palm trees lines the entrance, where friendly hosts welcome diners and escort them to a table inside the vibrantly colored indoor dining area or out on the shaded patio. Skilled chefs bring the stainless-steel-laden kitchen to life, crafting sizzling glatt-kosher dishes full of flavors drawn from Moroccan, Israeli, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Guests may also pair evening meals or outdoor hookah sessions with an assortment of music—including acoustic, Latin, jazz, classical, and authentic Moroccan—performed by local artists or traveling jukeboxes.
Cuisine Type: European-style
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
With more than 1,000 different types of cheese made within its borders, France is known as the cheese capital of the world. So naturally, it's the country from which The Cheese Course imports most of its inventory?75 types to be exact. These include brie de meaux, fromager d'affinois truffles, and roquefort, one of France's oldest cheeses and one that is still ripened in the same cool, damp caves of Combalou.
Of course, France isn't the only region represented at The Cheese Course. The European-style cheese shop introduces patrons to more than 150 artisanal cheeses imported from dairy farms all over the world. Most of the cheese makers use the same cheese-making methods that have been passed down through their families for generations via email. The house cheesemonger guides patrons through the cheese-selection process and teaches them how best to serve each one.
The shop also shows off its wares in various bistro sandwiches, including gourmet grilled cheese and the popular prosciutto di parma. This 14-month-aged, imported Italian meat gets its nutty flavor from the parmigiano-reggiano whey in the pig's diet.
Cuisine Type: coffee shop
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: fresh roasted coffee specialties
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: fresh roasted coffee, great sandwiches, Greek yogurt and pastries in the most beautiful surroundings
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
A classic coffee culture menu using our own brand of fresh roasted beans, and offering smoothies, sandwiches, salads, omelets, desserts and Greek yogurt medleys
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Turtle heaven is our version of a mocha latte, infused with carame [drizzle]l, topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, ... and mini walnuts. Mmmmmm.
Do you use any family recipes at your restaurant? Whose family do they belong to (the chef, the owner, or someone else)?
Our owner creates his own version of salads and sandwiches using his many years of past experience in the bakery and restaurant industry, while our manager creates the mixtures and toppings for the coffees.
When Danna and Adam Caldwell went to a frozen-yogurt shop on their first date, they didn't realize how much it would change their lives. Not only did they each end up finding the person with whom they'd spend the rest of their lives, but also they found what they wanted to do for the rest of their lives together. Eventually, they opened Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, which now has outposts across the nation. Like the Bill of Rights, the business is represented by a series of mascots––led by Menchie himself––to create a fun family experience.
No matter where the store is, however, the staff members start the process with a signature ingredient: protein-rich California dairy milk. They use this as the base for their probiotic-filled yogurt, and add only all-natural ingredients to create their roster of flavors. These satisfy a variety of dietary restrictions, resulting in flavors such as no-sugar-added coffee and low-carb candy cane. At the toppings bar, guests customize their chosen flavors with a sprinkling of candy, fresh fruit, syrups, and marshmallow cream.
Flavors from Israel, Morocco, and the greater Mediterranean region sparkle at Shalom Haifa Restaurant, named for a picturesque coastal city and brimming with an array of dishes. White tablecloths and broad windows ensconce diners in sophisticated comfort as they delight in fresh salads, meats fresh from the grill, and traditional entrees. Not a single meal is premade. Instead, tomatoes are diced when the Israeli salad is ordered, the baby lamp chops hit the grill only when a patron points to them on the menu, and the gefilte fish is catapulted across the world when requested. While many of the dishes are well-known Mediterranean specialties, a few unique extras, like its version of kibbeh soup, are unique to Shalom Haifa. All items are kosher, and a selection of Israeli, Californian, and French wines fill glasses.