Tiki columns and decorative fins enhance the tropical atmosphere inside Soulfish Grill, where the catch of the day is always flavorful fish entrees. Salmon, mahi mahi, and ahi tuna plates compete with shrimp and fish baskets with hush puppies for the title of most filling meal. For a taste of spice, try a Louisiana gumbo with crawfish and sausage or nibble on a serving of grilled or tempura-battered fish or shrimp, which fill baja tacos and tostadas. Finish off the meal with a Southern-style slice of key lime or pecan pie.
Since 1998, the ASE-certified mechanics at The Star Auto Service have issued drivers a simple promise: “If you drive it on Earth, we’ll probably service it.” From within the tool-packed service bays of this certified NAPA Auto Center, the techs live up to that promise every day, tackling jobs ranging from oil changes and preventive maintenance to engine replacements, transmission work, and electronics overhauls. High-tech diagnostic equipment burrows to the source of potential problems, and a 21st Century tune-up unearths an even more in-depth analysis. In addition to its initial promise, the team also abides by a strict code of ethics, which dictates its commitments to the customer and how to conduct a drag race between minivans.
Featuring an extensive menu of creative American food—including The Reuben 1976, born on the restaurant and brewery's opening day—Humperdink's has served the mertroplex area for 36 years. Humperdink's boasts menu items such as barbecue ribs, sustainable seafood, steaks, gourmet burgers, and original buffalo hot wings, along with a number of award-winning microbrews crafted on the premises and served on tap.
Below Elite Cigar Cafe's black tin ceiling, teeth-clenched stogies smolder and reach for the sky with aromatic plumes. The humidor stocks 90 cigar varieties, from everyday indulgences to high-end smokes such as the Serie 1926 from Padron, which has earned a spot on Cigar Aficionado's yearly list of The 25 Best Cigars on more than one occasion. Alongside the leather-appointed smoking lounge is a full bar and café replete with wide-screen televisions, southwestern cuisine, and a healthy selection of bottled and free-range beers.
There are few simple pleasures in life like a cold beer, but at the Fillmore Pub, choosing which one to order is a complex decision. The bar’s coolers hold 85 different bottles, including Young's Double Chocolate Stout and Spaten Optimator, and more than 10 drafts ranging from Blue Moon to Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA. But that selection is only the beginning—new seasonal selections, both in bottles and on draft, regularly populate the rotator board. And some of the drafts can be combined into beer cocktails, such as the Blacksmith with Guinness, Smithwick’s, and a cherry forged from wrought iron. Beer and spirits seep into the food menu as well, from the Fillmore burger topped with Guinness-marbled cheddar to a cheesecake infused with Baileys Irish Cream.
There are nearly 70 beers to choose from at Vickery Park, and the international selection includes everything from Quebec’s Maudite to New Zealand’s Steinlager. Like homemade potions, most beers are bottled or canned. But there's also a modest draft selection, which is updated every few weeks with a new brew. The global vibe extends to the menus—at brunch, patrons can order chorizo-and-egg tacos or Belgian waffles with toasted pecans, and for dinner, adventurous diners can try a chipotle alfredo pasta or brisket sandwiches with smoked cheese and a Kahlua cream sauce.