Jerry has dedicated his life to the pursuit of a good dog. After discovering the burst of flavor that resulted from roasting hot dogs over a wood fire, he developed his wood-fired recipes with the help of a master sausage maker. Now, Jerry's Wood-Fired Dogs serves all-beef hot dogs, internationally inspired sausages, and hefty Steakhouse Burgers loaded with more than 30 free toppings and sauces. For enjoyment outside the dinning room, Jerry's goes a step beyond carryout by offering on-site catering services with Jerry's signature wood-fire grill.
Nordstrom Rack houses a dizzying array of high-fashion brands—some of it from the Nordstrom shelves and some of it straight from top-tier designers—that it sells for as much as 70% off retail prices. Every store stocks an average of 25,000 pairs of shoes, a foot-feast featuring hundreds of designer brands. Gals can suit up for slick, soggy streets with a duo of Report 'Louise' faux suede convertible boots ($46.90), while guys can stylishly saunter in a pair of suede-overlaid New Balance retro running shoes ($39.90). Nordstrom Rack's extensive collection of designer jeans keep wayward legs from impersonating arms, and with a bevy of items for women, men, juniors, and children, Nordstrom Rack's expansive stock is sure to please the palate of any hanger-hungry wardrobe.
DX Peruvian Restaurant's chefs handcraft authentic Peruvian cuisine from homemade dough and sauces and locally acquired produce. Let the menu chart a savory sojourn beginning with the ceviche de mariscos, a lime-juice-marinated blend of fish, shrimp, calamari, and mussels ($13). The eatery's Peruvian classic dinner, saltado, builds tender steak ($13), chicken ($11), or seafood ($14) a monument out of hand-cut fries shaped like ancient Incan ruins. The tallarin saltado vegetariano plate blooms with bell peppers, broccoli, green beans, and spaghetti ($12). Diners can sink into the café's padded chairs and admire the wall art while sipping on the chicha morada, a traditional purple-corn beverage ($2.50). A finale of peruvian flan ($4) plants doubts in the minds of indecisive tongues contemplating their third retirement announcements of the day.
Most restaurants try to do one of two things: keep abreast of what's current or revisit the dishes and decor of bygone eras. Perhaps this is why C4 Deli is able to call itself Cure for the Common—they do both. Inside this historic, art-deco building, there is a creative team of people doing things the old-fashioned way: curing and smoking meats, pickling vegetables, and baking bread. This is because most of the food is inspired by traditional New York delis, and so the all-day sandwich menu includes classics such as corned beef topped with coleslaw and Reubens topped with newsboy caps.
But there's plenty keeping C4 Deli current. There's a wine and craft beer shop with an exciting selection of local and boutique varietals, all of which can be taken home or imbibed at the on-site bar. The bar also has plenty of craft beers on tap, and a reserve of on-deck kegs for when the current taps run dry. And back on the food menu, there are modern small plates of custom charcuterie, chickpea salad, and their famous pickled eggs. Many of the small-plate recipes are gluten-free, vegan, and/or vegetarian.
The owners of Wicked Wiches never cut corners when it comes to their gourmet sandwiches. All of their sauces are made from scratch using local, organic, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. The bread is made locally, too; all sandwiches are served on a freshly baked eight-inch roll slathered in homemade mustard. The restaurant’s focus on fresh, homemade food earned praise from the Orange County Register.
A menu of reworked classics includes the bada bing ‘wich stacked with hot capicolla, mortadella, prosciutto, salami, ham, and provolone cheese and the patty ‘wich, a vegetarian mix of pesto, balsamic-glazed heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil. In addition, the small eatery features a new specialty sandwich each week inspired by the season and that week’s catchiest radio jingle. Diners can pair ‘wiches with kettle chips and a root beer or other specialty soda from the Main Root soda fountain.