The staffers at Mr. Pickle?s Sandwich Shop layer their five styles of in-house-baked breads with creative ingredient combinations that play with sweet, salty, and rich flavors. Specialty sandwiches include the Hang Loose?pastrami with bacon, cream cheese, and avocado?and the Hot T?hot turkey smothered in melted pepper jack cheese and baja and cranberry sauce.
But clients can try their hand at their own creations, choosing from seven sandwich meats and five cheeses. From there, they can add toppings that range from traditional lettuce and pickles to more avant garde selections such as cranberries and the house's signature garlic sauce, which doubles as vampire repellent.
For more than 30 years, Quiznos has toasted its submarine sandwiches to bring out the hidden flavors found in butcher-quality meats, cheese, and artisan breads. Its classic and signature subs take on a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles ranging from the prime rib mushroom and swiss to the classic italian donning black olives, mozzarella, red-wine vinaigrette, and plentiful sliced meats. Those closely monitoring their waistlines can take unabashed bites of sandwiches that have fewer than 500 calories, such as the pork-cuban, Baja-chicken, and veggie-caprese subs. Quiznos' Sub Sliders offer slimmer versions of sub fare and flaunt supreme aerodynamics when shot out of T-shirt cannons and into mouths. A selection of Flatbreads, soups, and salads round out Quiznos' varied menu.
Meals at Taste of Thai begin long before the first bit. As guests open the door, the scents of Thailand engulf them. The bistro's recipes use complex combinations of herbs and spices are to blame. But once the meal does begin, it might do so with appetizers of satay chicken and deep-fried tofu, or spicy-sour tom yum soup with cilantro and coconut milk. Many of the entree options can be prepared for vegetarians, including sautes, stir-fry, and five kinds of curry, though halal cuts of chicken or beef are also waiting in the wings for their big shot. The chef's specials introduce seafood, such as whole deep-fried fish with chili sauce, or the Hot Ocean, a seafood blend with chilies, onions, and a liberal helping of Poseidon's tears.
Celebrating a grand reopening with a renovated dining room, Banh Thai splits its menu into two sections?lunch specials and an all-day menu. After a glimpse through the many offerings, it starts getting easy to imagine yourself contentedly eating Thai all day. The flavor-packed options begin with the appetizers, which comprise a lengthy selection of egg rolls, soft-shell crab, fried tofu, and stuffed chicken wings. Throughout the menu, there are plenty of vegetarian options alongside beef, chicken, pork, and seafood dishes. The chefs also get creative with their red, green, and yellow curries, offering dishes like deep-fried catfish in a red curry and prawns sauteed in a yellow curry with onions and potatoes. If there's still room left for dessert, dinner can end on a sweet note with fried bananas accompanied by coconut or vanilla ice cream.
In 1946, John Kinder opened his first meat market in the Bay Area town of San Pablo. More than 65 years later, Kinder continues to oversee daily operations at more than 15 neighborhood locations. He owes his continued success, in part, to the second- and third-generation family members who have leant their own tireless dedication to the company.
This dedication has certainly paid off. The Kinder family’s barbecue sauces, marinades, and rubs consistently take first-place ribbons from judges across the country and have earned the market a loyal following of cowboys and outlaws alike. In a 2008 article on what to order at Major League ballparks, the New York Times hailed the ball-tip steak sandwich and its "mess of Kinder's smoky-sweet sauce" as a much-welcome relief from the fried menu items at McAfee Coliseum. :m]]
At Chef Chai Thai Cuisine, the culinary team gives visitors a little taste of Thailand's vibrant culture. Their lunch specials reenergize diners with entrees such as yellow curry or drunken noodles served with crispy wontons, soup, and rice. Colorful, artfully arranged dishes supply nourishment in the form of pan-fried noodles, spicy basil fried rice, and deep-fried salmon topped with red chili sauce, coconut, and a sprinkling of kaffir lime leaves. To end meals on a sweet note, diners can shower each other with compliments or dive their spoons into an order of fried bananas with ice cream. Chef Chai Thai Cuisine's dining room leaves a lasting impression with strikingly red walls bedecked with mirrors and artwork, including a picture of a rowboat gliding through water and fog.