Zaxby's menu of chicken-centric comfort fare demolishes cravings with its roster of eight hefty Meal Dealz. The Kickin' chicken sandwich kindles chicken tenders with Zaxby's popular Tongue Torch wing sauce, muffling the ensuing crackles between two slices of texas toast that are thicker than War and Peace after a Thanksgiving dinner. More flame-sensitive taste buds can indulge in the chicken-fingers-sandwich meal, which serves up chicken fingers with milder Zax Sauce on a toasted bun. Flanked by a side of celery sticks and ranch, boneless and buffalo wings set appetites aflutter with one of nine intoxicating sauces, including teriyaki and hickory barbecue. Cooks slice up all-white-meat poultry for the chicken-salad sandwich, layering it with lettuce and tomato inside a cushiony casing of honey-wheat bread. Golden crinkle fries and a 22-ounce fountain drink accompany each meal, calming the nerves of chickens preparing to make their table debut.
The patty sculptors at Your Burger hand-form locally raised beef, Alaskan salmon, and vegan-friendly veggies into juicy patties crowned with a farmers’ market’s worth of local produce. Available at a buffet, toppings such as crisp onions, cool lettuce, and plump tomatoes hide and enhance certified Angus or grass-fed patties, just as footie pajamas both hide and enhance the existence of a person's flippers. Sides of sweet-potato fries and onion rings round out casual American meals, as staffers blend up creamy hand-dipped shakes and scoops of Edy's ice cream, providing a more pleasantly frosty epilogue than a cryogenically frozen narrator.
Just as Your Burger's patties outpace stereotypical burgers, its decor transcends typical quick-service eateries. An exposed stone divider cordons off the open kitchen, allowing guests to watch their meals being flipped as they recline near the purple-and-orange Edy's counter.
Since its first restaurant—literally a small, converted shack—opened in 1980, Uncle Bud's has filled its menu of Southern-style eats with golden-brown morsels of fried catfish, chicken, and shrimp. Succulent strips of chicken are breaded by hand before plunging into the deep fryer, and everything from catfish fillets and frog legs to wild-gator tails pile onto dishes such as the Bayou platter. The scent of fried po’ boys fills the dining area, which is decorated with license plates and vintage camping supplies, where patrons can happily slake their hunger or pack up carryout containers with family-size helpings large enough to feed an entire terracotta army.
A big pink pig hovers above Fat Boys Bar-B-Q, intent on its job of catching the eyes of all who drive by on Murfreesboro. Beneath his porcine gaze, cooks brush racks of ribs with zesty sauce, pull pork and chicken for sandwiches and platters, and slow smoke beef brisket. Sides of house-made potato salad, corn bread, and fried okra accompany plates of catfish, sauce-covered rib tips, and brisket quesadillas. To ensure that no freezer ever goes hungry, Fat Boys Bar-B-Q makes its meats available by the pound.
A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.
While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.
Bakers mix batter, whip frostings, and top cooling racks with just-baked cupcakes handcrafted from Blue Velvet Cupcakes' signature recipes. More than 30 cupcake flavors fill a glass display case every day, such as maple bacon, sweet Georgia peach, and cherry-vanilla cobbler, crowned with frosting and drizzles of syrup or slices of fruit. Across the blue-walled storefront, stools scoot up to a black and chrome café table. This table takes up residence next to a floor-to-ceiling window, whose sunshine casts a cheery glow and helps incubate cupcakes into full-grown cakes.