In 1993, the basement of a Minneapolis apartment building was transformed into an Italian restaurant, becoming the first Buca di Beppo. The owners soon found themselves riding a wave of popularity and marinara sauce as they opened new restaurants across the nation. Today, the eatery occupies 97 locations nationwide, from San Francisco to Times Square.
At each location, chefs maintain the northern and southern Italian flavors that made the original so popular, with a few American twists. Then they serve it up in massive, family-style portions, making Buca di Beppo a favorite place for hungry families and groups of friends.
For starters, the chefs bake up batches of Cheesy Bread Florentine, a colorful combo of spinach, roma tomatoes, and garlic sprinkled over Italian bread and sealed in place with fresh, melted cheeses. Entr?es are prepared with an eye toward quality and quantity, both of size and selection, complete with Veal Parmigiana, Baked Ziti, and classic Italian-American staples like Ravioli and Lasagna. And in keeping with the convivial atmosphere, they also serve truly decadent desserts. The Mt. Vesuvius Dark Chocolate Cake erupts with melted chocolate, and the Colossal Brownie Sundae towers above other sweets with six scoops of ice cream and tiers of sundae trimmings.
The kitchens inside La Bamba look a bit different from most. That's because they don't have a freezer or a fryer, and instead focus on fresh food cooked right in front of the customer. The restaurant's chefs start with traditional bolillos?a soft Mexican roll?or tortillas that are made specifically for the restaurant each day. In addition to the as-big-as-your-head La Bamba burrito, they craft tacos and tortas with meat or vegetarian fillings. Chefs then add a spicy touch and splash dishes with their hot sauce, which is so popular people ask for it in bottles or pepper-spray form.
Craving pizza? Head on over to El Paso's Giovanni's Pizza for a tasty slice with a crust you can't resist. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Giovanni's Pizza's menu that can cater to your needs. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Giovanni's Pizza's full bar.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Giovanni's Pizza for their catering services.
Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark. You can stop by at almost any time, since Giovanni's Pizza offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
With a stay at Holiday Inn Terre Haute in Terre Haute, you'll be minutes from Honey Creek Mall and close to Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. This hotel is within close proximity of Vigo County Public Library and Swope Art Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 225 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and a pool table.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Terre Haute? This hotel has 5847 square feet (526 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Fill up on grits and cornbread next time you dine — Country-Aire Restaurant serves a hearty Southern-style platter. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Country-Aire Restaurant's menu that can cater to your needs.
Throwing a big party? Count on Country-Aire Restaurant to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Country-Aire Restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Leave your piggy bank at home! With prices under $15, you can eat at Country-Aire Restaurant for next to nothing. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Country-Aire Restaurant.
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary, a USDA–approved big-cat rescue facility, plays motherly host to a roaring family composed of five tigers and a lone lioness with a sultry swagger. Adopting philanthropists can align with their striped or unstriped spirit animal, choosing from noble felines such as the elder Mohan—a white male tiger with blue eyes, a pink nose, and a natural screen presence—or Raja—the relentlessly caring mother of sisters Gracie and Thor.