Chicago-style hot dog: a regional favorite, it’s topped with relish, tomatoes, chopped white onions, sport peppers, a dill pickle spear, and a dash of celery salt.
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At the core of a vibrant lake community, Greenlake Bar and Grill fuels year-round activities with its inventive and classic pub dishes during lunch and dinner, as well as during breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays. Adventurous eaters dig into the Bamb burger, a housemade patty of seasoned ground beef and lamb resting on an organic, locally baked kaiser roll, and mac 'n' cheese prepared two ways?with bits of bacon, pulled pork, and crispy prosciutto, or in fried ball form with habanero flavor. Dessert also delights surprised tongues with french toast sundaes and peanut-butter-and-jelly ice-cream cookies. Beers, cocktails, and other Washington-made spirits wash down bites.
The chefs at Amante Pizza and Pasta busy themselves daily by whipping up home made pizza sauce and crusts topped with dozens of ingredient combinations that include inventive fixings such as sunflower seeds, roast beef, and cheddar cheese. Their house-made creations continue with marinara, meat, and alfredo sauces that smother ravioli and fettuccine noodles. A special low-carb menu caters to low-carb patrons with entrees such as eggplant parmesan and rosemary-seasoned chicken breast.
The servers at Kate's Pub tap a dozen draft brews to accompany delectable pub offerings in a cozy, neighborhood bar that hosts live music and acclaimed trivia nights. Guests can peruse the menu to unearth starters ranging from traditional honey-barbecue wings ($9) to homemade hummus platters ($10), and sandwich architects can pile build-a-burgers high with unlimited toppings, including fried eggs, before devouring their creations during games of edible Jenga ($10). The kitchen's grub wizards also crown mac 'n' cheese with barbecue pulled pork ($11) and ensconce flaky fish in a tortilla's nurturing embrace. Bottled brews include domestic, imported, and intergalactic sips alike, and the draft selection quenches macrothirsts with microbrews such as Manny's Pale Ale from Georgetown Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery's Black Butte porter.
If the name didn't already give it away, you might notice a theme at Saffron Grill?that is, of course, the presence of saffron in just about every dish. Considered one of the world's most precious spices along with cinnamon and Sporty Spice, saffron makes its presence known at this Northgate restaurant through its alluring fragrances and signature yellow-orange hues. It pops up in rice, salads, tandoori chicken, and yes, even half-pound burgers.
That consistent culinary theme is the brainchild of owner Mohammad Bhatti and his chef, who designed the menu by tweaking authentic Indian and Middle Eastern recipes handed down to them. The result: signature butter chicken, garlic naan, and rich coconut curry that coats tofu, lamb, prawns, and paneer. More than 100 types of imported beer?including a dozen on tap?pair perfectly with the well-spiced meals, served amid Saffron's exposed brick columns, golden walls, and Indian artwork.
At The Iron Bull Sports Bar and Grill, patrons keep one eye on their plates and the other on any of the thirteen big-screen and two projection televisions. Although it’s chiefly known as the area’s unofficial home for Chicago Bears expats, the bar claims to carry “every sports package imaginable,” showing games and matches from the NFL, UFC, NBA, and NCAA. Bites ordered from the pub’s menu keep fans fueled up no matter what’s on, with hand-pressed burgers and sandwiches that also double as erasers for plays diagrammed using ketchup.