On Mondays, Christian Corner Cafe serves pulled pork and cole slaw. Thursdays, it's meatloaf with mashed potatoes. And on Sundays, the Christian-oriented eatery closes up shop. But any other day of the week, customers can pop into the cozy café for sandwiches, coffee, a full breakfast menu, and baked goods including cakes and muffins. Though all are welcome, this food and drink is served in a Christian-oriented environment, with Bibles and scripture on every table. Christian Corner Cafe is also available to cater.
Nasty's Sports Bar gets its title from a nickname that the clean-playing but hard-hitting Nathan (of the family that owns the bar) earned on the football field. But the only crunching done at this eatery involves a set of teeth and the goodness of fresh Angus burgers. The family of restaurant and sports enthusiasts has put together a menu full of classic American grill fare, such as buffalo chicken sandwiches and boneless wings. They've also carefully cultivated an atmosphere of friendly energy that could power a barge through a river of syrup.
Large windows, long tables, and Mediterranean murals on the walls set the scene for The Sultan’s menu of authentic Turkish Mediterranean dishes. Within this casual environment, guests dine on ground-chicken-breast kebabs, beef shawarma pitas, and braised lamb shank, all cooked hot and served quickly. To amp up the authenticity and further festive vibes, once a month the restaurant becomes their featured belly dancer’s personal dance floor.
Tee Jaye's founders began preparing homestyle meals in 1970, a venture that spawned a string of 24-hour diners stuffed with delicious country fare. An egg-centric medley of dishes graces the all-day breakfast menu, with options such as the barnyard buster ($5.10)—two biscuits, two eggs, and country fries wallowing in a puddle of Tee Jaye's famous sausage gravy—and the sunshine sandwich ($6.95), grilled sourdough trapped under stacks of cheddar, swiss, ham, scrambled eggs, and hash browns. Turn to the lunch-and-dinner menu to find the answer to the sphinx's riddle ("sweet tea") as well as a spread of classic country-kitchen eats, including the chicken-fried chicken ($8.25), homemade meatloaf and dressing ($7.75), and Granny's grandburger ($7.95), a half-pound beef patty served with fries and a choice of three toppings. A tot-thrilling kids' menu ($2.49/breakfast; $3.49/lunch and dinner) and a crisp collection of summer flatbreads ($6.95+) round out the restaurant's dining selections.
When Man vs. Food host Adam Richman stopped into the Thurman Cafe to try a burger, he reported, "The sheer size and tastiness of this burger blew me away." Countless people have had similar reactions since 1942, when Nick Suclescy opened what has become a German Village landmark. It's since spawned a pair of Thurman To Go locations—including one right next door to the original restaurant—that make it easy to grab a burger while heading home from work or while taking a break from running a nearby marathon.
Inside the original cafe, memorabilia collected in the six decades since the spot opened cover the walls and ceilings, enveloping the weathered booths with pictures, signs, and other knickknacks. This laid-back atmosphere invites visitors to relax and get messy, which they almost certainly will: every burger on the menu is 3/4 of a pound and buried under heaps of toppings. That includes the Thurman burger, a glorious monstrosity of mozzarella, American cheese, mushrooms, peppers, mayo, and—taking the word hamburger literally—a hearty slice of ham.