Inspired by Brazilian gaucho—or cowboy—style of cooking meats, the owners and chefs of Brazaviva Churrascaria opened their restaurant and devoted its menu of endless dishes to the Old-World grilling method. As the restaurant describes it, the wayfaring gauchos roamed the expansive grasslands of Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul, skewering their meat dinners and roasting them over a fiery pit, before carving off thin slices to be shared around the fire.
Holding true to that tradition, the eatery's expert carvers bring skewers of fire-roasted beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and sausage tableside to pile plates high. Guests eat as much as they like, using a card that is green on one side and red on the other to indicate to the friendly staff carvers to keep the feast flowing, or to take a moment's savoring pause. Whatever belly room is left over after all cards go red calls for filling up with one of the eatery's unique desserts that swirl South American flavors such as passion fruit and papaya into rich smoothies and mousses. A collection of fine wines selected specially to compliment the charred flavors of the meats is available to complete the experience.
Each of the Monkey Joe's bounce houses and fun parks located in 17 states draws its inspiration from its eponymous mascot. Legend has it that the furry purple monkey discovered bouncing by accidentally falling out of a coconut tree, and he decided then and there to spread the fun with inflatable bounce houses and obstacles, slides, and jungle gyms.
Kids aged 12 and younger can split their time among the inflatable play center, climbing walls, and game center, and toddlers aged 3 and younger seek binky-laden treasure chests in special play areas. With an eye toward sanitation, the staffers oversee regular wipe-downs with Swisher Hygiene formulas. They also host parties, where video monitoring and identity bracelets keep track of guests to ensure safety.
For the owners of Scoops Dairy Bar, operating a food-service business on the coast of Genoa, Italy, wasn't enough. When they stumbled upon a vacant ice-cream store during a Florida vacation, they knew what they had to do: buy the place, and make it a haven for authentic Italian gelato. They re-opened the space as Scoops Dairy Bar and started dishing out gelato in flavors such as triple chocolate and Kahlua tiramisu. They craft every scoop with high-quality ingredients such as imported Italian pistachios and mango pulp from the mountains of India. Decadent scoops of gelato share menu space with other treats including sugar-free ice cream, Nutella crepes, and several different types of bruschetta ideal for a savory snack or a tomato lovers' potluck.
Within a neon-colored lair packed end-to-end with colorfully flashing games, GameRoom’s arcade master invite players of all ages to plunk down their tokens for a chance to experience games as they were meant to be played. Classics such as skee ball and claw machines reward skill with handsome prizes, and driving simulators and action games impress with modern graphics and head-to-head competition. Once the games are through, competitors can retire to the onsite Johnny Rocket's complete with 28 flat-screen HDTVs or tell their defeated friends which toppings to choose at the frozen yogurt shop.
"Fresh, delicious, delivered." That's the slogan emblazoned across Manhattan Grill's website that describes the eatery’s simple approach to food. Eschewing long, complicated menus, the restaurant sticks to perfecting two main dishes—bowls and salads—that its chefs customize for each order with traditional Mexican ingredients. Whether diners dine in, carry out, or have meals delivered, each dish starts with a bed of rice or lettuce that chefs then pile high with chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp. Chefs then add black beans, sweet corn, cheese, or other accents to create a dish unique to each order.
From escargot appetizers to whipped-cream-crowned housemade apple-strudel desserts, Uncle Lui's Restaurant offers a wide variety of Hungarian and German dishes. The staff can pour imported beer such as Beck's and Heineken to complement entrees such as veal goulash, which is simmered in a sour cream and paprika sauce. The pair of veal cutlets in the wiener schnitzel is breaded and fried to golden perfection, like the tastiest bullion at Fort Knox.