Back Yard Burgers serves up North American Black Angus burgers hash-marked to order on genuine flame-licked grills. Third-pound patties dress for dinner with lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, dill pickles, and a condimental trio of ketchup, mustard, and mayo ($3.59). Or gussy up for patty prom with premium add-ons such as coleslaw, chili, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, and more ($0.35–$0.60 per topping). The grill masters also flip the first white meat, prepping Hawaiian chicken sandwiches with grilled pineapple, mustard, mayo, and lettuce ($4.09). Away from the flames, feel free to enjoy a loaded baked potato ($2.79) and a wide range of pairable plates such as chili cheese fries ($2.59 for regular size), garden salads ($2.19), and sweetly baked fruit cobblers ($1.99).
The festive chefs at El Acapulco bring parties to plates with their authentic brand of Mexican cuisine, served in a lively, festive setting. Commission mouths to make a masterpiece of bubbly cauldrons of cheese dip ($2.25–$6.99), optimal for sharing or finger painting Jaliscan landscapes. Tacos Karina ($8.49) join El Acapulco's menu as its newest starlet, flaunting four warm, corn tortillas, grilled steak garters, fried beans, and chorizo. Single-serving plates of chicken or shredded-beef fajitas ($9.75) communicate with rumbling stomachs through sizzles or Morse code, and crispy chimichangas ($6.99) arrive mouthside stuffed with shredded beef and chicken.
Master stylist Lisa Pope draws on a decade of experience when pruning follicles, carefully infusing them with new hues and teasing them into chic submission. Lisa first remedies mangled manes with a thorough fleecing, eliminating problem strands with conventional scissor snips or inoculating outbreaks of filamentary frizzies with a specialty razor cut. A color specialist, Lisa then helps patrons accent existing hues with highlights. The coloring process takes between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on hair type, style of highlights, and the relative stability of the space-time continuum. Finally, Lisa sculpts newly clipped and lightened tresses into organic headdresses of supernatural beauty, happily honing hairstyles based on patron requests and with the competent sidekickery of Wella and Rusk hair products.
In 2008, brothers Yuen and Peter Yung opened the first How Do You Roll? restaurant, devoting it to inventive, customizable sushi. Since then, the eatery has expanded to multiple locations across four states?and in February of 2013, after they pitched their concept to the notorious panel on ABC's Shark Tank, an investor decided to sink his teeth into helping the business grow even further. The shark-worthy idea? Chefs invite customers to build their own sushi rolls or bowls, beginning with white or brown rice, which can then be topped or rolled with ingredients such as raw spicy salmon, grilled chicken, avocado, and strawberries. Sauces such as wasabi mayo and toppings such as chili powder finish off each roll.
Other favorites at How Do You Roll? come in the form of preset combinations such as the Mango Tango, whose krab stick, salmon, vegetables, and mango salsa are assembled by a chef holding a rose in his teeth. The menu also caters to healthy-minded diners with low-carb bowls, gluten-free options, and 13 rolls that contain fewer than 300 calories apiece.
Playworld Pizza & Fun offers family-oriented funtivities and eats in its pristine game zone. Hit the 18-hole jungle adventure course for four games of mini golf ($4 per game for ages 13 and up, $2 per game for ages seven to 12). The outdoor course, with its lush gardens and general safari theme, offers an ideal setting to challenge the spunkiest of your spawn to a round on the micro-links. Use all four games at once with three of your closest friends, or opt to spread out the value over four solitary rounds. For a serving of post-game sustenance, retreat back indoors to the colorful café, and indulge in your large, single-topping pizza, accompanied down to the depths of your belly with one (or four) of the four, 16-ounce sodas ($17.66 for pizza and drinks).
Owned by newlywed dessert wish-granters Cody and Robin Orvin, California Yogurt Company is a self-serve shop that allows yogurt fans to realize the frozen feasts of their fondest dreams. Each personalized creation begins with your choice of one (or more) of the shop's eight yogurt varieties, featuring their signature tart, all-natural yogurt, as well as rotating flavors such as orchard peach and snickerdoodle, plus daily sorbet and sugar-free options. After selecting a cup size and flavor foundation, make your way to the toppings bar to ogle dozens of garnishes. An extensive spread of fresh fruit, flavored syrups, cookies, candies, cereals, and more ensures that there's a trimming to satisfy the sweet teeth of each and every customer, even picky canines, and especially baby teeth and not-a-girl-not-yet-a-woman teeth.