Flavors Eatery's menu of colorful Cali cuisine is crammed to the bursting point with soups, organic salads, gourmet pizzas, and smoothies. Flavors Eatery boasts healthy low-carb and gluten-free options, as well as a play area for kids that is free of trans fats. Ten gourmet pizzas, such as the teriyaki chicken ($7.95+), flatten out appetites with ease, and the nine sandwiches and pitas, such as the garden veggie-burger pita ($7.95), can be served hot like a cup of steaming milk or cold like delicious, delicious revenge. Diners can select from six quesadillas, such as the roasted red-pepper and chicken ($7.95), or the nachos, stacked high with veggies and cheeses for a West Coast twist on a stadium classic ($7.95).
Helmed by the highly decorated Chef Peng S. Looi, Asiatique Bistro and Lounge synthesizes a flavorful menu characterized by Asian inspirations and diverse cooking styles in a sleek, contemporary setting. Oceanic appetites can embark on an edible vacation with the triple-crusted ahi-tuna salad ($7) snuggled beneath a ginger-soy-vinaigrette blanket or a crabmeat-and-goat-cheese spring roll ($6.50) paired with a miso aioli. Inspired by a recipe found carved into a stone in sunken Atlantis, the wok-seared salmon tempts taste buds from a sea of spicy tomato concasse ($18.50), and slow-roasted short ribs sit alongside baby carrots in a traditional Indochine preparation ($18.50). Spice-craving appetences can pair a tannin-enriched glass from the bistro’s extensive wine list with the chinois salt and pink peppercorn shrimp ($15.50) and a vegetarian-tested order of stir-fried Sichuan-style in hot chili oil ($8.50). The lunch menu showcases meals calibrated to sit exactly halfway between breakfast and dinner, such as spicy, woked shrimp and scallops ($9) or chicken simmered in a fragrant black-bean sauce ($8).
Amidst an atmosphere of spirited patriotism, Grande Ole Pub nullifies hunger with a menu loaded with savory wraps, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Introduce taste muscles to culinary brawn with a beef burrito adorned with enchilada sauce and cheese ($8.99), or kiss kissers with a spicy chicken and black-bean wrap ($8.95), fortified by contingents of rice and a napkin inscribed with the Scoville scale. Louisiana Purchase gumbo ($8.99) celebrates prodigious acquisitions in a meaty ensemble, and the cottage cheese and tomato salad ($4.95) houses a vegetarian dog pile inside a hollowed-out tomato.
Though it's closed to the public three days out of the week, Casa Bianca is rarely empty. The restaurant hosts private parties from Monday to Wednesday?everything from corporate soirees to weddings with cake made by Casa Bianca's own Chef Kim. It's a natural spot for such events: the historical farmhouse's stone walls cradle a crackling fireplace, and a garden path winds toward a cheery gazebo in the lush backyard. Groups can also gather beneath an outdoor tent to try piping-hot entrees and rank the heartfeltness of each other's toasts.
Of course, even when there's no party planned, the kitchen remains hard at work. The menu of Italian-American classics includes lasagna, crab-stuffed salmon, and, in summer, caprese salad made from tomatoes and basil grown onsite. Other dishes have a more modern bent, such as the prime-rib pizza and the vegetarian eggplant "meatballs." Live music supplies the soundtrack on Friday evenings, brunch-minded guests can stop by for chicken and waffles.