Lupe's crafts fresh tastes of cuisine from America's next-door neighbor. Meals begin with nachos ($5) or guacamole dip, perfect pools to legally skinny-dip with chips ($5). Meanwhile, adults and adults-at-heart alike can indulge in grown-up sized portions of chicken enchiladas ($7.75), beef burritos ($7.75), or quesadillas ($7.75), while smaller appetites can greet the child's plate ($5.25). Leave no hunger pang behind with a meal-topping slice of cheesecake or flan ($3 each).
Casa Flores crafts a menu of traditional Mexican entrees that can quell even the most persistent hunger mobs. Guests can choose from more than 20 combination platters, in addition to a savory selection of fajitas, seafood, and chef's specialties.
An elegantly unpretentious dining destination, Le Bistro treats a range of gracious guests to the work of executive chef Lance Hatcher, a well-seasoned chef with an eye for eclectic ingredients. Lance's varied menu combines French delicacies, such as escargot Bourgogne ($12) and creamy French brie ($12), with down-to-earth comfort food, such as deep-fried green beans ($10). The Thai chili glaze on the Tomahawk rib eye ($33) gives the axe to standard steak dinners, and the untamed wild Alaskan salmon swims obligingly through the current of cold citrus tabouli, lemon sauce, and Victoria Island asparagus ($27). For an unconventional poultry party, grab hold of the Southwest chicken and waffles, topped with maple and molasses spinach and polenta ($26), a pairing that is sure to please any breakfast or wedding dance enthusiast.
Alder Market Catering Company, family-owned for more than 30 years, caters events and sends its signature quiches into the warm embraces of waiting fork tines. Each six- to eight-slice quiche explores new frontiers in the crust-and-egg universe in combinations such as chicken chili; ham artichoke; classic Lorraine; ham, cranberry, and walnut; the signature alder with bacon, spinach, and mushrooms; and more ($30 each). The quiche mongers at Alder Market Catering Company require 48 hours' notice for orders, and 30 seconds' notice to drop ingredients directly into your mouth.
Garlic Brothers plates distinctive wood-fired feasts for lunch, dinner, and carryout on the eye-catching California Delta. The menu showcases more than 15 palate-prepping appetizers, such as steamed clams ($9.95), fried ravioli ($7.95), and a ceviche cocktail ($6.75), as well as grilled entrees that are fire-licked to maximum mouth-wateriness over almond wood. Aid a grilled ahi tuna in escaping its tyrannical-yet-tasty herb crust ($15.25) or embrace carnivorous cravings with a marinated tri-tip ($17.25 for dinner, $10.75 for lunch). Illustrate 2010 Census statistics with sliced sectors of the traditional margherita pizza ($13.95) or the Mona Lisa, in which mild italian sausage, kalamata olives, and sundried tomatoes puzzle art historians with an ambiguous smirk ($14.25).
Whether thick or thin crust, each pie at David's Pizza is crafted from dough tossed by hand every day. Then, the kitchen crew sweeps the dough with one of four sauces, including pesto and creamy garlic, atop which they strew fresh toppings such as roasted bell peppers, feta, and linguiça, in addition to the usual selections—onions, sausage, and pepperoni. Specialty pizzas are generously piled with toppings, such as the garlic veggie gourmet, which has feta and sundried tomatoes, and the David's combo, with a gaggle of meats balanced by bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions instead of candy.