Mountain Mike’s Pizza keeps belly bearings well lubricated with its selection of topping-laden pizzas, oven-kissed sandwiches, and more. Like a fleet-footed yeti, Mountain Mike’s Pizza's menu deftly scales rocky heights with its selection of mountain-themed specialty pizzas, such as the 12-inch Everest and Snowy Alps pizzas, each stacked with a savory selection of Old World pepperoni, onion, olives, and more ($17.99). With two types of crust, four sauces, and 26 toppings, diners can craft their own perfect pies.
Everybody loves homemade pizza, but not everybody has the time, energy, or lush, Italian moustache required to make one themselves. That's where Bob's Take-N-Bake Pizza comes in—Bob's chefs meet convenience and deliciousness halfway, creating hand-assembled, uncooked pizzas that diners can take home and bake at their own pace. Customers can build their own custom pies, choosing between traditional and whole-wheat crust, or they can make the whole easy process even easier by picking one of Bob's tried-and-true topping combinations such as the Hawaiian supreme pizza, topped with Canadian bacon, pineapple, and crumbled bacon.
Although best known for their oversized, made-to-order sandwiches, Togo's daily menu showcases a smorgasbord of salads, soups, and wraps. Favorite Togo's go-tos include the chipotle-roast beef sandwich, with hot roast beef, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and barbecue chipotle mayo ($6.29), and the pastrami reuben, slices of hot pastrami buried under swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and thousand island ($5.79). Communal carnivores seek out Togo's catering menu to fuel baby showers, bat mitzvahs, or impromptu boxcar rallies with a variety of boxed lunches and customized sandwich trays. Choose from palate-pleasing platters such as a regular tray layered with 16 half subs ($45), a southwestern seven-layer dip ($40), or one 8-foot sandwich (priced to order) sized to feed a small party or one party-crashing grizzly bear.
When it came time for the team at Johnny Carino’s to come up with some new recipes, they began rifling through their personal cooking histories. Executive chef Chris Peitersen took his first kitchen job at a barbecue joint when he was 14, so he was primed to create italian baby back ribs. By infusing brown sugar barbecue sauce with balsamic vinegar imported from Modena, he’s given the marinade a more acidic bite than typical barbecue sauces. As the ribs slowly roast and char on an oak grill, he bastes on his creation before finishing the dish with a dusting of parmesan.
The ribs are one of Carino’s many menu items that follow the restaurants’ approach of classic Italian preparations modified by forward-thinking flavor combinations. Diners will find a Black Angus burger capped with mozzarella and fried pepperoni, or sautéed tilapia spiced with garlic and jalapeño. Other signature dishes include the 16-layer lasagna, Skilletinis that sizzle with spaghetti and a choice of meat, and tiramisu made from scratch.
The Firkin & Fox sparks sputtering hunger engines with a menu of traditional British edibles and pub grubables. Explore the beer-battered strata of the traditional fish 'n' chips ($9.99 for one piece, $12.99 for two) or the crisped crust of the chicken pot pie, whose edible atmosphere consists of pulled chicken, vegetables, and gravy ($10.99). Bun-centric diners can opt for the Firkin burger, with jack cheese, bacon, and bourbon-chipotle onions ($10.99), or the chili-cheese dog, a beef frank draped in homemade chili and melted cheese ($9.99). For those that enjoy more fermented accompaniment with their meal or live-action chess game, Firkin & Fox offers 16 different beers on tap, such as Hops of Wrath and Boddingtons, and stows a selection of house and premium wines.
Bleacher’s Grill offers up American classics in a family-friendly, sports-themed setting. Use contrasting appetizers such as jalapeno poppers ($6.25) or buffalo wings ($6.50) to plan out your tabletop football strategy chalkboard-free. Watch your favorite cricket match, curling invitational, or rock-paper-scissors tournament on one of Bleacher’s six TVs as you chow down on the Bleacher burger, a 1/3 lb. of angus beef with lettuce, tomato, onion, and burger sauce accompanied by fries ($7). Carbohydrate-shunners can sample the Trevino's fajita salad with green peppers, onions, shredded cheddar, lettuce, and tomatoes in a salsa-ranch dressing with your choice of chicken, steak, or pork ($9.50). Other athletic sandwich options include the tour de French dip ($8) or the 49’er turkey pesto sandwich with melted jack cheese on focaccia ($8.50), each accompanied with your choice of fries, chips, soup, salad, or an alfalfa sprout reproduction of Mike Ditka’s mustache.