In Japan, the cuisine is as colorful as it is flavorful. At Asian Grill, the chefs pay homage to Japan with their own eye-catching renditions of sushi, teriyaki, ramen noodles, and other Japanese classics. They wrap a paper-thin layer of bright-green avocado around the mini caterpillar roll, and radish sprouts add height and a pop of color to the Salmon Dreams roll. Beyond sushi, their menu also spotlights hot dishes, including pan-fried noodles and barbecue short ribs.
Though “traditional favorites” is one of many sections on Strings Italian Cafe's menu, the heading describes a bulk of the eatery’s handcrafted Italian dishes. Under new ownership as of January 2013, the cafe fills raviolis with artichoke hearts, flavor shrimp scampi with white wine and lemon juice, and top one of two specialty pizzas with alfredo sauce and chicken breast. That being said, the cafés chefs make room for a few innovative touches within their old-style approach. These include baking lasagna inside onion-garlic pastries and spicing up pasta medleys of chicken, shrimp, and pesto with hints of curry.
Roasting fresh coffee daily, this independent shop distributes a variety of premium beans that range from smooth to bold, as well as specialty bags of organic and flavored coffees like chocolate macadamia nut, cinnamon nut cream, pumpkin spice, and Irish cream. Mavericks Roasting Company's leading roast, Midnight Ride ($12.95/pound), embodies the company's signature style, with 100% pure Arabica beans slow roasted to bold, bitterness-free, aromatic bliss. On the lighter side, try Peru Organic—certified by the Organic Crop Improvement Association—which is roasted with the same pure Arabica beans to a smooth finish, or the indulgent Mudslide, which is so satisfyingly rich, you might find Scrooge McDuck swimming in it.
An aromatic selection of tobacco and a spacious outdoor patio present loungers at Pita Kabob with a tranquil alternative to noisy nightlife. Bring a few pals, bust out a board game, choose your tobacco flavor, and Pita Kabob will trot out one of its fanciful Egyptian water pipes. You'll then be free to kick back and take in the tastes before expressing yourself through your exhalations, making your presence known with every friendship smoke ring or re-creation of the tomato-fight scene in the Mork & Mindy finale. Service is friendly, and, though not included in today's deal, beer and wine are available at the bar.
The seasoned pizza shapers at All Pro Pizza create sizzling pies from fresh ingredients and populate their robust menu with an assortment of dough-disk sidekicks. After downing pints of lettuce during a night out at the salad bar, two- or four-person dining companies can prep their palates for saucy pies by sharing pregame appetizers, such as 10 hot chicken wings, 16 ounces of potato wedges, or garlic-cheese bread. Pizzas come sprinkled with 1 of 20 available toppings, which range from chorizo sausage to artichokes and spicy jalapeños. Chefs moisturize each pie with one of six sauces—including classic red, creamy ranch, and gooey nacho cheese—before balancing it perfectly atop the Food Pyramid.
Port of Subs' slice-savvy deli artisans shave meats and cheeses to assemble each sub on the menu, assembling eats before the customers' eyes. White, wheat, and sourdough rolls sliced into 5-, 8-, 12-, and 24-inch portions encapsulate cold sandwiches such as the No. 9—peppered pastrami layered with swiss and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and purple onions before being seasoned with oil, vinegar, and spices ($3.79–$13.79). Salads delight taste buds year-round, and seasonal hot-pressed pilgrim grillers in 5-, 8-, or 12-inch incarnations hoard a cornucopia's worth of sliced turkey breast, moist stuffing, and cranberry sauce between a ruffled collar of ciabatta bread ($4.99–$7.99). A tortilla's embrace enfolds turkey and bacon-ranch wraps ($5.99), and all grillers and cold subs can also be turned into wraps. This deal can also be used toward catering, enabling hosts of game-day soirees or 10-year reunions for imaginary high-school friends to set forth stress-free cheese platters and party subs.