MasalaWok® is a Casual Asian and Indian Diner featuring best of Asian and Indian dishes. Asian menu features a blend of typical Asian and Indian inspired Chinese dishes. Indian menu features traditional curries prepared with fresh herbs and seasonings, and meats cooked in tandoor oven.
Because getting exactly what you want has never hurt anybody, Mama Fu's Asian House gives guests the option to design their own made-to-order meals from top to bottom. When building a rice or noodle bowl, you can choose from a variety of fresh ingredients, including sauces and proteins such as sesame shrimp and teriyaki chicken.
All meats and vegetables are hand-cut and marinated on-site daily for maximum freshness. Mama Fu's also tempts tummies with a wide assortment of pre-imagined dishes, which can be altered and customized in a number of ways. The Thai dynamite shrimp salad packs a spicy punch; fresh green salads can be topped with shrimp, chicken, or beef; and the crisp lettuce wraps, like the best letters from fans, come stuffed with minced tofu or chicken. Dip-able appetizers like fresh basil spring rolls pack in mint, peanuts, and bean sprouts, while crab rangoon form tasty pockets of real crab meat, cream cheese, onion, and scallion. Even more treats await on the secretive Black Market menu, which boasts Thai Pepper Steak Salad and refreshing Sichuan Eggplant with Lychee.
Black pepper is a ubiquitous table spice, but it's versatile—and versatility seems to be the theme at Black Pepper, whose dishes cross several Indian regions. The familiar butter chicken is on the menu, steeped in a creamy sauce, but other chicken dishes might not jog the memory. There's kadai chicken—cooked in the kadai, a deep pot, and flavored with capsicum peppers—and chicken chettinad, served in a curry with poppy seeds, fennel, and (of course) black pepper. A secret blend of spices, meanwhile, goes into the black pepper tandoori chicken, which is roasted on skewers inside the tandoor.
Vegetarians can also indulge in a wide range of meals, including Mughalai-style navratan korma—veggies, nuts, and fruits in a velvety curry sauce. There's even a children's section of the menu that features tandoori pizza, a far better fusion dish than spaghetti-stuffed naan.
The staff at The Dive Bar & Grill work hard to cultivate a versatile, laid-back atmosphere, accommodating large parties of revelers and small, relaxed groups of friends. With a friendly, unrushed attitude, servers present the eatery’s duo of flexible menus—one for the bar and another for the restaurant. At the bar, diners pair beer and wine with chorizo-seasoned potato croquettes, seafood-stuffed quesadillas, and strawberry-studded salads served in portions designed for sharing with friends and gregarious diners at the next table. Meanwhile, The Dive Bar & Grill’s restaurant menu plays to a variety of tastes with a crispy pan-fried beet slider, glazed and grilled cuts of mahi mahi, and seafood pasta perfumed with precious saffron.
It’s hard to determine what’s more impressive about Artin’s Grill—the food or the atmosphere. Casually refined, the interior is warm and cozy, with modern artwork hanging on mocha-hued walls and plenty of rich mahogany and glass textures scattered throughout. The unmistakable aroma of wood-grilled steak typically floods the softly lit space, encouraging diners to order a USDA prime fillet, or perhaps a Texas rib eye—both staples of the grill’s dinner menu. And while the classic steakhouse route is hardly regrettable, the chef’s take on comfort food—he adds an Asian twist—is a sure winner. Braised beef short ribs paired with mushroom mac 'n' cheese. Sesame-crusted ahi tuna seared and served over wasabi mashed potatoes. These and other items capture both comfort and elegance in one fell swoop. The Scottish salmon easily won over Mark Stuertz of Dallas Observer, who deemed it “moist and scorched into perfect poise, the smoke acting as a negligee to arouse engagement with the salmon.” And because comfort food is nothing without dessert, the kitchen sates sweet cravings with decadent coconut sesame-bread pudding, drizzled in Malibu rum sauce.
The smell of fried catfish and laughter of customers didn’t always fill Memphis Catfish’s cozy eatery. In fact, the Frisco joint almost never opened, since the owners faced a slew of problems early in the southern food eatery’s inception. But what seemed like a curse eventually turned into a blessing as locals in the community rallied together, donating a stove and deep fryer as well as funds. This display of kindness fueled the owners to follow through with their dream restaurant, which now serves affordable and authentic southern cousine.
Retaining an atmosphere reminiscent of “Big Momma’s kitchen,” both of Memphis Catfish’s restaurants allow diners to slow down and unwind as they dig into hearty Southern eats that range from house-made hush puppies and candied yams to US-bred catfish fried in gluten-free oil. Though catfish and butterfly shrimp are the stars of the menu—served in everything from po’ boys and tacos to baskets filled with fries—the chefs also grill hot links and sausages shipped from Memphis.