From the bustling streets of Times Square to the equally vivacious streets of Hong Kong, people walk around with smiles after enjoying the japanese barbecue cuisine at Gyu-Kaku. The restaurant has more than 700 locations worldwide, each rooted in the belief that some of the strongest bonds between friends are forged at the dinner table. Groups dine on a huge variety of Japanese dishes, from popular meat and veggie dishes such as Harami Skirt Steak, Kalbi Short Rib, and Mushroom Medley - to unique Japanese-American appetizers such as the Spicy Tuna Volcano, Pork Gyoza Dumplings, and Chicken Karaage. The real excitement takes place around individual grills, however, where diners can barbecue their own slabs of filet mignon, grilled ahi tuna, or chicken with basil sauce until they are ideally tender or encircled by on-duty firemen.
Voted Best of the IE in Inland Empire Magazine in 2010, the lime-green-walled Chef Tim's features classic barbecue and Southern-style soul food. Paint a meatsterpiece on your tongue with a slab of ribs (half rack $12, full rack $21.99) and a whole chicken ($9.99), or confuse your taste buds about the time of day with chicken and waffles ($6.59). A shrimp po' boy sandwich and one side ($6.59) treats food tanks to a helping of sea-meat, and a create-your-own-combo meal, such as a two-piece entree and two sides ($7.99), lets diners choose from entrees such as rib tips, fried chicken wings, and fresh catfish, and forces them to marry two sides, such as cornbread, hushpuppies, or red beans and rice. After the main culinary event, wrap sweet teeth in a peach cobbler ($2.89) championship belt.
What’s the best way to find world-class barbecue? If you’ve got the time and the means, you could travel around sampling the best barbecue from places like the Carolinas, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and all points in between. If your time is at a premium and you can’t quite swing a complete tour of the southern United States right now, you could just travel down the street to Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que. Founder Craig Hofman has brought together the best flavors and methods from all over the South for the dining enjoyment of Rancho Cucamonga residents and visitors. Take a trip to the South without crossing the Rockies. Take a trip to Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que.
When Honey's Kitchen's cooks feed the homeless, they don't just hand them a bunch of canned goods?they actually smoke dozens of turkeys in their smoker and bring them to the Weingart Foundation to feed hundreds of people. At their brand-new location in Rancho Cucamonga, they feed their patrons the same type of smoked turkeys, plus other soul food, including rib tips, brisket, catfish, greens, and mac 'n' cheese. Housemade lemonade and peach cobbler round out meals.
At Cowboy Burger's & BBQ, cooks grill freshly sculpted burger patties to order and top them with savory toppings such as shaved pastrami. Diners can pair these meaty entrees with onion rings and zucchini fried in 0% trans-fat oil or stop by in the morning to fuel up with pancakes, omelets, and breakfast burritos.
Ono Hawaiian BBQ brings the island to the mainland with tender meats soaked in made-from-scratch marinades. Chefs hand roll chicken katsu in panko bread crumbs to give it a fresh, crispy texture, and assemble generous portions of crispy shrimp, island whitefish, and barbecue chicken in the seafood mix.