At Crabaholic, the fanciest article of clothing you're likely to see is a plastic lobster bib. Don't be fooled by this, or the paper-topped tables; lurking beneath Crabaholic's down-home atmosphere is a host of intricately flavored sealife.
Whether the chefs are filling their boiling pots with lobster, crawfish, oysters, escargot, or any of four breeds of crab, they lock in the flavors of the bayou with liberal doses of cajun spice tailored to each diner's preferred heat level and seasoning. Crabaholic does not limit itself to cajun flavors, either. The dungeness crab might just as easily surprise the palate with a glaze of tamarind or Singapore sauce. Likewise, the restaurant stocks wines, sakes, and Korean soju along with a full complement of domestic and international beers. Adding to the experience of piling up empty half-shells and hollow claws are the undersea murals along the walls and ceiling, complete with surf paraphernalia and life preservers for diners who are a little too hands-on about selecting their lobster.
Eating a burger with chopsticks is normally frowned upon. At FireWok Express, however, nobody will judge you if you try. In fact, the eclectic menu, which nestles meaty American sandwiches next to classic Asian eats, almost encourages such brash experimentation. In addition to serving up Chinese dishes, such as kung pao chicken and mandarin beef, the kitchen staff prepares five types of burgers made with America’s beloved Angus beef, which is the only food item mentioned in the Bill of Rights. They also offer a create-your-own entree option that allows customers to glaze chicken, pork, or beef with a choice of six homemade sauces, including general tso sauce, which also graces the eatery’s Firewok burger.
Tandoori Paradise?s chefs stock the kitchen with many of the same ingredients found in Indian homes. They use myriad herbs and spices to add bold flavors to chicken legs, shrimp, and pieces of tofu. A traditional clay oven helps them cook marinated proteins, Indian cottage cheese, and fresh vegetables. On the stove, they simmer cauliflower and lamb in creamy curries, resulting in such dishes as gobi aloo and lamb vindaloo. Each dish can be customized according to the diner's tolerance for spiciness, ranging from mild to "I eat molten lava for breakfast."
Mehar Indian Restaurant's chef specializes in Northern recipes, which range from an exceptionally spicy goat curry to chana masala, a milder vegetarian dish with garbanzo beans and fresh herbs. There are tandoori dishes as well, including the popular chicken tikka kabobs, and 11 types of naan studded with ingredients such as garlic, onions, and raisins. Pairing perfectly with any meal is a selection of Indian-inspired beverages, including mango lassi??a mixture of fresh yogurt and mango pulp.
Red-bricked walls and colorful murals of city streets surround the cozy main dining room at Main Street Diner, where a casual crowd noshes hulking portions of comfort dishes from the extensive menu. Starters such as the buffalo blue mozzarella ($4.50) and fried pickles ($4) work tirelessly as palate prep for grippable grub, such as the zesty jalapeño chicken sandwich ($7) and the guacamole-infused California burger ($8.50), each served on a toasty bun. Dairy lovers can brain-freeze romantic moments as they sip from the strawberry milkshake ($3).
At La Salsa, we bring the real taste and flavors of Mexico to life. Our open and inviting kitchen atmosphere, friendly staff, fresh ingredients, freshly prepared food and our amazing salsa bar filled with unique salsas that let our customers explore for themselves a multitude of ways to make our good food great!