Papa's Fresh Foods serenades sweet cravings with a plethora of freshly ovened cupcakes. Like a Chia Pet on its first birthday, single servings of cakey bliss wear slatherings of homemade frosting, from the chocolate overload⎯a chocolate butter cake topped with rich chocolate butter cream and shavings⎯to the tangy key lime, decked out in a tasteful chapeau of cream-cheese frosting. In addition to classic flavors, a variety of less-common fluff fills Papa's cupcakes, breaking tradition in a more edible way than letting the baby carve the Thanksgiving turkey. The peanut-butter butter cream, jelly, and fresh-ground nuts of the peanut-butter-and-jelly cupcake provides a sweet upgrade to the lunch-pail standby, and chocolate ganache outfits the frosting-filled Hostess with the mostess.
Bon a Pit’s menu takes a multipronged approach to appetites, prepping meticulously selected meats smoked in wood-burning ovens alongside fresh seafood and other barbecue fare. Like a staring contest with George Clooney, slabs of barbecued baby back ribs ($13.95 for half, $19.90 for full) smolder slowly in applewood seasonings, and the roasted veggie panini melt ($8.95) finds fresh veggies snuggling atop ciabatta bread beneath blankets of goat and provolone cheese. An inferno of flavorful flames licks the fresh dill atlantic salmon ($15.95), smothered with extra-virgin olive oil and homemade dill sauce beside an island of rice and toasty vegetables. Live musicians serve up blazing ballads alongside the delectable eats, which are enjoyed in a bright orange brick building.
Al Basha corrals an eye-catching lineup of Mediterranean platters onto its menu and buffet tables, spicing palates with rotisserie-cooked meats adorned with signature seasoning. Kebab spears can lift bites of shrimp, lamb, and filet mignon into mouths or tuck them under fedora brims for later snacking, while sandwiches carry a classic cargo of falafel and shawarma. The staff prepares piping sips of authentic Middle Eastern tea with mint or sage, as well as all-natural smoothies and a daily-dessert selection.
Amidst the dining room, Honey's Home Cookin's staffers wend around tables, delivering platefuls of delicious American style comfort and breakfast food. Away from the bustling dining room, chefs in the kitchen deploy essential ingredients such as eggs, sausages, and pancakes to realize a menu brimming with morning staples. Besides the extensive breakfast menu, they also feature a variety of dishes such as a Texas salad, with slices of roast beef and hard boiled eggs topped with cheese and bacon, and Chef Palanca's signature Filipino pork BBQ. In addition to tackling discerning appetites with barnstorming flavor profiles, Honey's Home Cookin also provides a comfortable and fun enviroment for video gaming.
Serving up a menu of eclectic cuisine alongside the sweet sounds of live music, this stylish cocktail lounge satisfies ears and taste buds alike. Sup on a seafood starters such as seared Ahi tuna ($11), rolled in sesame seeds and served with chili-infused Teriyaki sauce. Midday munchers can mull over Limestone City's multifarious lunch menu, which manifests a myriad of meat and vegetarian options. Patrons may sink teeth into the ranch-bedecked grilled veggie panini $9) or peel back the layers of diced chicken salad in a puff pastry ($8) to reveal tender poultry secretly reading romance novels under the covers.
Before they're served up on plates or tidy carry-out containers, all of the spiced meats served at Alzain Grill are first embraced by the leaping flames that live beneath their grill. Those spouts of fire sear flavor into the spit-roasted kebabs, whole chickens, and shaved shwarma that characterize the all-Mediterranean menu. The blackened proteins arrive atop beds of spice and vegetable-infused rice.
Of course, the chefs cook more than meat. They prepare many of the Mediterranean Sea's famed vegetarian delicacies as well, such as hummus, tabouleh, stuffed grape leaves, and falafel sandwiches. They toss diced cucumber and dried mint with a dressing of Greek yogurt to make a unique salad, which also happens to be great for the skin should you happen to fall asleep on your food.
Set in an unassuming building with a yellow roof and uncluttered decor, U-Pick lets its food do the talking. The heady scents of humus, olive oil, and spices drift around the room while plates piled high with falafel, tender strips of beef, and baba ghanouj make their way to patrons. U-Pick specializes in Mediterranean flavors, and its cooks regularly prepare chicken and beef shawarma and falafel sandwiches, along with the occasional chili-cheese hot dog or cheeseburger.