Ruby Tuesday is in the business of quality—its recipes call for 100% USDA Choice beef, seasonal vegetables, and premium cheeses. The staff handcraft and cook burgers, slathering the patties in aged New York cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon, and barbecue sauce. They heap mountains of fresh greens atop the famed Garden Bar, where customers can construct their own salad. The bar is kept stocked with beers and liquors, as well. A resident mixologist whips up signature cocktails such as the Ruby Relaxer, a tension-banishing blend of vodka, rum, and peach schnapps topped with pineapple and cranberry juices.
El Puerto Mexican Restaurant's website entices customers in the most straightforward way possible—by listing every item available on the menu. It's an extensive collection. Cooks kick off the morning with huevos con chorizo before moving into lunchtime specials, such as spinach-and-mushroom enchiladas. Dinner involves heartier dishes, including tamales topped with chili con carne and El Pollo Loco, a baked chicken sleeping on a bed of rice beneath a layer of queso sauce. Diners can also enhance their meals with à la carte options, such as fish tacos and flautas.
Any home griller knows you don’t have to be a beef expert to make a tasty burger, but it helps if you’re trying to make a burger that stands out from the competition Back Yard Burgers’ beef experts are there for exactly that reason, working closely with the staff to help them understand the best cuts of beef, how to form patties to retain their juices, and how to grill them to sizzling perfection. With so much work put into their creation, the chefs would never think of warming their signature Black Angus burgers under a heat lamp, and so they cook them to order on an actual grill. As a result, each burger evokes memories of a real backyard barbecue, but without all the kids spraying guests with hoses.
A full menu of toppings complements the Angus beef’s juicy flavors, offering a range of textures and tastes in the form of bacon and mushrooms, Creole mayonnaise, or hot pepper jack cheese and coleslaw. And though the chefs pride themselves on their burgers, they do make room on their grills to char-grill turkey burgers and blacken chicken patties for signature sandwiches such as the hawaiian chicken and turkey club. The fresh grilled food pairs well with sides such as root beer floats, sweet potato fries, and loaded baked potatoes, as well as fresh-baked cobblers with fruit fillings that change from day-to-day.
Camille Rutkauskas and her husband, David, glanced at the Tulsa mall's food court and its predictable litany of fast-food options. That's when an idea struck—why not open a place that's the antithesis of all of this? With that, the couple opened Camille's Sidewalk Café, a place focused on fresh coastal- and Mediterranean-inspired food, fresh baked goods, and fruit smoothies. With a menu highlighted by made-to-order wraps and paninis with ingredients such as brie, herb-garlic tortillas, and pesto mayo, the couple's vision propelled Camille's Sidewalk Café to a franchise with locations in nearly 30 states, as well as Puerto Rico, the Middle East, and the Banana Republic.
Modeled on England's famed watering holes, Baker St. Pub & Grill greets visitors with a softly lit atmosphere, age-darkened wood, and ceilings adorned with anglophilic knickknacks. Classic Britannic drinks such as Guinness and Strongbow Cider flow from the bar's taps, joined by New Belgium, Fat Tire, and other American craft brews. Guests can pair their brew with something from the pub menu, featuring Welsh rarebit sandwiches, bangers and mash, and shepherd's pie. Fish and chips come in classic form, or potato crusted. Those looking to sink their teeth into homegrown specialties can order a juicy sirloin burger or spicy chicken wings.
Wood paneling and old school mementos line the walls of Bogey’s Hamburgers as guests dig into their classic combination of hamburgers and fries. The burger masters at Bogey’s lovingly top each single, double, or triple-patty burger with slices of cheese and couple the American staple with baskets of curly fries. For those trying to cut down on round foods, the patty melt fills out the menu with melted swiss cheese and grilled onions, and the taco salad transforms the small handheld Mexican treat into a fork-worthy meal.