Moo Moo's Burger Barn sates sandwich hounds with a menu of diner classics and more than 15 specialty burgers that earned the title of San Joaquin Magazine's best burgers in 2010. The full-service counter fuels meat-powered engines with a BMS Moo smothered in bacon, mushrooms, and swiss cheese ($5.95) and spark culinary combustion with an Ole'Moo covered with pepper-jack cheese, green chili, and homemade Moo sauce ($5.95). No Moo burgers ($5.75) find space in vegetarian diets by delivering hearty garden patties topped with avocado and dijon mustard on a wheat bun. Bulk up meals with a basket of sweet-potato fries ($5.45) and old-fashioned milkshake ($4.75) or mix up bovine eating patterns with a salad and specialty sandwich.
Located in the vintage environs of the Stockton Empire Theater, Empresso Coffeehouse coddles the insides of cups with its large selection of specialty coffees served alongside loose-leaf teas, smoothies, and fresh-baked pastries. Start your day with a specialty drink such as a white mocha frappe ($3.95/16 oz.) or try the coffee of the day ($1.75/16 oz.), an ever-rotating brew that changes as often as a time-traveler's slang. Parched patrons can relax on the covered outdoor patio with an italian soda ($2.15/16 oz.) or sit in the WiFi-enriched confines of the café, sipping an island-berry smoothie blended from pineapple, strawberry, and mango ($4.45). Baristas froth up cappuccinos ($3.45/16 oz.), and fresh pastries and desserts soak up enough caffeine to prevent patrons from bouncing off the walls like a poster mounted on rubber.
Step inside Whirlows to sink teeth into Ryan's pulled-pork sandwich served on grilled wheat or ciabatta bread and stacked with hardwood-smoked pork drenched in barbecue sauce and buried underneath cheddar cheese, garlic mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and onion ($7.45). Barbecue ribs, smoked tri tips, and oven-roasted turkey can all be partnered with palatable pairables like mac ’n’ cheese, mashed potatoes, barbecue baked beans, and coleslaw ($10.99 each). Order an entree salad topped with grilled salmon to dive forks into a sea of mixed greens, red onions, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, and beans ($10.99). Grilled burgers fill mouths with mounds of blue cheese and bacon strips to pique your hunger tooth and activate dormant burger glands at the base of your skull so that your jaw unhinges a little ($6.95).
Angelinas creates hearty pasta dishes, sandwiches, soups, and more from generations-old Genovese recipes. The menu ranges from rib-sticking meat munchies such as the eponymous spaghetti dinner with roast beef ($17.95), sirloin steak sandwich ($11.95), and veal cutlets ($16.95), to lighter options such as the chicken sauté ($16.95) and seafood alfredo with pollack and crab, known to inspire bouts of fettuccine tug of war ($16.95). On Saturday nights, Angelinas' complimentary anti-pasta buffet lets guests graze on pre- or post-meal meats, cheese, veggies, and other snacks.
San Joaquin Magazine honored Cocoro Japanese Bistro & Sushi with the Best Sushi award in its Best of Joaquin issue this year; the restaurant was also featured in the magazine's "Sushi 101" article. More than 130 Yelpers and 30 Yahoo! Locals give Cocoro an average of four stars.
Browtique's chic façade masks a bright rosy-hued interior, where Michelle, the owner and resident massage therapist, and her staff expertly execute a full array of soothing services. The spa's tendon technician will help alleviate muscle misalignment in a one-hour massage, keeping beleaguered bodies out of corporal chop shops. A 15-minute sugar scrub cleanses and freshens skin while providing thorough dermal protection from bees with diabetes. All of Browtique's skin services utilize Epicuren-brand skincare products, a line available at few other Stockton-area spas. The spa also performs a full array of other services and specializes in waxing and brow design.
Recommended by the The Record for its "mammoth sandwiches and great company," the friendly hoagie makers at Big Fellows have stacked up meaty mouthfuls of freshly grilled subs and sandwiches using local produce, Genova milk rolls, and hearty amounts of warm, welcoming hellos for more than three decades. Sandwiches, like the fire department's ladders, come in 6-inch and 12-inch sizes, with options such as the falafel topped with american and swiss cheese, avocado, and sprouts in a pita pocket ($5.85), and the reuben, with a mingling of swiss cheese, grilled onions, peppers, pastrami, and sauerkraut ($6.15–$11.80). Guests can add macaroni salad ($1.95) or onion rings ($2.25) as a hunger-defeating side dish or massage taste buds with beers such as Corona or Heineken ($3.50).