Nitrates and phosphates have no place at Grilla Bites. As a former organic farmer, Fred Marken founded Grilla Bites to serve and support his community with natural foods from local farmers. Free of hormones, growth stimulants, and other additives, his cornerstone all-natural sandwiches include chicken breast smothered in chipotle aioli and turkey layered atop avocado and soy bacon. The soy bacon strips also top burgers, which come with four patty options: veggie, organic tempeh, natural beef, and local, grass-fed bison. Vegetarian- and vegan-friendly options abound, including curried tofu sandwiches, a salad bar rife with locally grown fixings, and cheese quesadillas. To wash down organic feasts, the staff serves up organic juices, smoothies, and coffees.
Before moving to its current location on Highland Drive, Pars Market was a source of herbs, spices, and delicacies from the other side of the globe. The shop still offers the international variety of groceries, but now it also lets shoppers dine on those ingredients right on the spot at the market's new restaurant, Pars Cuisine. The menu satisfies lunch and dinner appetites with a colorful spread of Persian specialties. Start with fried eggplant, yogurt mixed with shallots, or another appetizer. Diners can then explore a dozen different entrees, including meaty kabobs, basmati rice dishes, and khoresht fesenjoon–sautéed ground walnut with chicken cooked in a pomegranate sauce.
Lenny’s Sub Shop opened in suburban Memphis in 1998 with a simple mission: to bring authentic philly cheesesteaks to the south. The hot sandwich’s swiss cheese, grilled onions, and tasty beef drew in so many hungry patrons that the owners were able to open several locations nationwide. Today, they continue to dole out their signature philly as well as several other hot and cold subs topped with chicken salad, meatballs, roast beef, and turkey. The staff slices sandwich fillings fresh with each order, piling a half pound of meat and cheese on regular-size subs and a full pound onto large subs.
With nods from USA Today, CBS News, and The Washington Post, Rodizio Grill has made a name for itself as an authentic Brazilian charrascuria?a South American?style rotisserie. Founded by S?o Paolo?born Ivan Utrera, the cuisine comprises of select cuts of meat, which are slow-roasted on a spit and then skewered. It also featured seafood selections, grilled pineapple, and unlimited trips to an award-winning salad bar with over 40 items. Gauchos?also known as Brazilian cowboys?bustle about the restaurant, bringing unlimited slices of tender meat to diners who can also grab fresh vegetables and appetizers at the salad bar.
Situated inside the Peery Hotel, Virdene's embraces the old-school traditions of '40s malt shops. Diners are presented with a check-box menu that's loaded with handmade Angus burgers. They can customize everything from patty to toppings, or choose something from the house, such as an organic bison burger or a Hawaiian burger bowl with grilled chicken, pineapple, and teriyaki sauce. With chili-cheese fries, a hand-spun shake, or a Coke float on the side, the meal becomes a truly all-American experience that only gets better when you pledge allegiance to your server before digging in.
Beneath a dining-room ceiling lined with blue, yellow, red, green, and white prayer flags, House of Tibet indulges its patrons with a menu of traditional Tibetan and Indian home cooking. The cuisine complements the colorful decor with its bold, vibrant flavors, as evidenced by dishes such as the fried dumplings stuffed with savory beef or the chicken and lamb curries. Vegetarian meals appear just as prominently throughout the menu, tempting guests with the promises of chow mein tossed with fresh vegetables or fried cauliflower glazed with a Manchurian-style sauce.