The chefs of Java Deli & Subs load up your choice of bread with a selection of deli meats and cheeses, crafting hot and cold sandwiches that can be customized to satisfy midday cravings. The sandwiches are available in 8- and 12-inch incarnations, which were also the two goatee lengths Mark McGwire sported in his baseball career. They combine hearty cuts of meat such as roast beef, scoops of tuna, and chicken breast with a choice of toppings.
From 14-hour days during the beginnings of their first restaurant in Long Beach more than 37 years ago, Super Mex founders Manuel and Socorro Orozco built franchises across Southern California. Inspired by the local cuisine of the village he was born in—Villa Jimenez, Michoacan, Mexico—Manuel brought his passion for traditional Mexican food to California, where the business grew with a dedicated following of college students. Striving to craft dishes that taste homemade, Super Mex offers Mexican classics such as burritos, tostadas, and flautas.
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.
Seeing nothing but kippers and meat pies when you look at the edible clouds in the sky is a sure-fire signal that your belly craves some British grub. Today's Groupon sends your appetite across the Atlantic for $25 worth of grub and libations at The Royal Falconer for $9. Journey to either of two locations, Riverside or Redlands, for genuine English fare, crisp brews, and the company of hearty pub goers.
One day the owner of a grey Lexus LFA—a supercar that retails for $450,000—decided he didn’t like the color. Rather than renovating it with a paint job, he turned to Victor and the experts at Invisible Edge, who outfitted the two-seater with 3M DI-NOC carbon fiber vinyl and transformed it into an eye-catching yellow powerhouse. It’s all in a day’s work for Victor, who has had a passion for cars since his childhood, and still follows F1 and Indy racing. He and his team work on all makes and models, applying clear paint-protecting bras, window tint film, and vehicle wraps from brands such as 3M, VentureShield, and XPEL.
Begin the day or the midday with a simple cup of coffee or one of the numerous specialty drinks populating the menu. Sip a white-chocolate mocha; an almond ecstasy, topped with shaved almonds; or a depoccino, crafted from espresso and ice cream (hot coffees start at $3.90, add $0.25 to get it cold). Supplement a liquid pick-me-up with some flying cookie saucers ($1.25) or slices of cheesecake ($4). Heartier bites are available, including sandwiches such as the turkey croissant or the veggie delight, piled like an overturned farmers’-market stand with non-animal deliciousness (all sandwiches $5.20–$6.95). The lengthy menu also houses a range of breakfast sandwiches, sweet and savory crêpes, and a handful of salads.