Smoke rises up from Bee Gee Kitchen's handmade charcoal-fueled grill as it sizzles with the bamboo-skewered meats, seafood, and vegetables of Japanese yakitori-inspired dishes. Chefs adorn the skewers in their own signature sweet and spicy sauces and also specialize in a variety of hibachi, udon-noodle, and teriyaki dishes. Waiters carry steaming dishes out into the cheerful dining room, where bright green walls and sunlight beam down upon rows of tabletops. Outside, cars line up before a drive-thru window, picking up freshly prepared dishes to enjoy at home or while taking repeated laps around their favorite roundabout.
At The MadHouse Coffee, baristas craft hot and cold coffees and teas and serve them up alongside made-to-order sandwiches and freshly baked pastries. Patrons can sip on a peanut-butter-infused Monkey Mocha between bites of the Island of Capri sandwich, full of creamy mozzarella, tomatoes, and oregano hugged by two slices of focaccia bread. The MadHouse Coffee also offers a selection of desserts such as tiramisu, which guests can nibble as they take in the vibrantly remixed pieces of artwork on tables, walls, and employees’ foreheads.
New Day Cafe treats its patrons to good old-fashioned American diner food. Kick off your day with made-to-order omelets, short-stack pancakes, or a hearty two-egg breakfast to prepare for another round of meetings about adding more meetings to the day. For lunch, there's bacon cheeseburgers, tuna melts, and homemade chicken tortilla soup.
Something's Brewing cooks up a menu bursting at the seams with tantalizing homemade breakfast sandwiches, lavish lunch options, and tasty coffees, teas, and frozen treats. Rise and shine with the croissant egg-and-cheese sandwich ($6.50) or Mike's breakfast burrito, a playful jumble of scrambled eggs, peppers, onions, cheese, and salsa ($6.75). Covert lunchtime rendezvous can be conducted under the tasty cover of the day's homemade quiche ($5) or disguised with a well-groomed pickle mustache. Float through your day with the buoyant Venetian sandwich piled high with salami, mozzarella, roasted red peppers and basil pesto served on a ciabatta roll ($7). While gaping gullets find refreshment in Seattle's Best Coffees ($1.75–$2), espressos ($2–$3), and caramel macchiatos ($3.75–$4.75), the peach smoothies ($4–$5) and strawberry milkshakes ($4–$5) lure in ice-cream lovers and forlorn snowmen.
Chef Michael Siwiec of A Thyme for All Seasons doles out a menu of traditional American dishes peppered with a contemporary flair to midday meal munchers. Diners can warm up jaw squares with the turkey and white-bean chili smothered in smoked mozzarella ($4.95). Nine sandwich selections include the classic Cuban ($8.50), the slow-roasted pulled pork doused in homemade barbecue sauce ($7.95), and the New York steak sandwich crowned in fried onions ($8.95). The gooey homemade macaroni 'n' cheese quells nostalgia and dairy cravings ($7.95), and the Polish plate piled high with pierogies, kielbasa, and potato pancakes allows patrons to sample the spoils of Eastern Europe without the security pat down and the hefty botanical-psychotherapy bill resulting from house plants' abandonment issues ($8.95). The cafe unhinges its elegant doors to ladies and gents who lunch Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The practiced chefs at Red Sushi assemble sushi, sashimi, and nigiri platters alongside savory Asian entrees in a crimson-lit, contemporary dining room. Diners can nab 1 of 11 specialty rolls betwixt nimble chopsticks or out-of-work Oreo halves, such as the Red Tiger roll, which caps shrimp tempura with spicy tuna and avocado ($16). The Dynamite roll bedecks a standard california roll with sizzling supplements of scallops and fiery dynamite sauce ($10). Soak tongues in sweet miso accompanied by black cod ($22), or joust with brussels sprouts to determine how to divvy up an Asian-style game hen ($19). Wine by the glass, as well as Japanese sake and beer selections, stifle thirst symptoms, whereas signature cocktails like the Red Zen Tini—a tart blend of vodka, pomegranate, and sweet-and-sour citrus ($9)—rouse taste buds.