Above all else, comfort food should taste familiar. Taqueria Taco-Riendo seems to embrace this philosophy wholeheartedly, filling the menu with faithful recreations of Mexican cuisine's best-known staples. However, familiarity doesn't make the flavors of chorizo, cilantro, and flour and corn tortillas any less hearty or more likely to share secrets. These ingredients appear throughout the menu, from tacos and tortas to fajitas and quesadillas. The taqueria presents diners with a selection of horchata, lemonade, and other drinks with which to wash down meals.
Louisiana has a distinct cuisine unlike any other. The self-billed "experts in cajun style family dining" — the Fish Place's kitchen seeks to conquer cravings for Big Easy flavors with a selection of fresh made to order Cajun and Creole-style favorites. French rolls support catfish, shrimp, or chicken doused in remoulade sauce, while plates of blackened seafood are dusted with cajun spices that get tastebuds jumping. The Place's new cajun fried chicken adds to the spicy legacy of other traditional Louisiana plates such as cajun fried chicken, cajun crawfish tails and shrimp etoufee, with pecan pie providing a sweet finish or sweet revenge in the face of a loved one.
When the slow-roasted prime rib is cooked to tender perfection, a chef comes over, carves into it with a knife, and sends freshly loaded plates out into the dining room. That’s the way things have worked at Peppers Restaurant since it opened in 1995. The establishment's homemade take on hearty eats is evident in not only the hand-carved prime rib, but also the house-concocted sauces and seasonings, such as the chicken florentine’s white-wine-mushroom cream and the blackened redfish’s Cajun spices. The steakhouse revolves around USDA Choice cut steaks and deep-fried seafood, although the menu also features a worldly mix of pastas, enchiladas, burgers, and salads harvested from the rainforest.
With 12 flavors in its blended arsenal, Smoothie Depot's staff blends together fresh fruit to whip up zesty strawfuls of smoothies, allowing customers to select up to three flavors for an all-natural libation. Satisfy sweet-toothed impulses with peanut butter and banana, or send taste buds a zesty shock with the citrusy tastes of orange and pineapple. Those yearning to be as adventurous with smoothie flavors as Leif Erickson was with flavors of snow can create such exciting combinations such as peanut-butter-kiwi or papaya-raspberry. Adorned with television and comfy couches, Smoothie Depot’s lounge offers a relaxing place for customers to sip on their nutritional nectars.