The patty masters at Burger City send savory signals to taste receptors with a classic menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads, and steaks. The chipotle burger sears a third of a pound of beef to specification and uses a soft bun as a springboard for fried onion strings, smoked cheddar, bacon, and spicy chipotle sauce ($8.99), while the rib-eye steak sandwich tucks a slab of sizzling steak onto a garlic french roll, and comes with fries or potato salad ($13.99).
Guy Fieri has seen a lot of weird food over the years. But what he found at Squeeze Inn Hamburgers caused the Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives host to exclaim, "That's the craziest thing I've ever seen!" In Squeeze's signature dish, the Squeezeburger, as much cheddar hits the grill as ground chuck, resulting in a gooey skirt of cheese that expands well beyond the confines of the sesame bun.
Of course, Squeeze's cooks aren't always so adventurous. They also make traditional burgers that are just as filling, as well as comfort foods such as deep-fried hot-dogs and fresh-cut french fries. Squeeze Inn takes its name from the often-crowded stools at their restaurants' counters, though customers shouldn't have too much trouble finding service?the hamburger all-stars have multiple locations in California, including ones in Vacaville and Napa, the region famous for its rolling vineyards of pickles.
True to its name, many of the dishes at Clay Oven Grill & Bar are cooked inside a tandoor. Within the oven's heated clay depths, slabs of goat, lamb, chicken, and seafood sizzle, sending their aromas throughout the dining room. As the meats cook, chefs marinate them in a range of Indian sauces, from the salmon and jumbo shrimp's blend of yogurt and spices to the lamb's coconut-based curry. The tandoor isn't just for meat, however. The oven also fires up up naan stuffed with dried fruit, nuts, and cheeses, as well as vegetarian specialties such as the mushroom masala. Servers whisk each of these platters to guests seated at cushy booths in the dining room. During meals, the restaurant's walls glow with warm tones of saffron yellow and ruby red, offset by metal lanterns that glow when their genies are at home.
All across California, Western Bowling Proprietors Association sends pins scattering at a network of bowling alleys, each with its own personality. In addition to open bowl on automatically scored lanes, many locations host special events that heighten the experience with enhancements such as vibrant lights, lively music, and laser systems that do double duty protecting the alleys' diamond collections. The alleys also house refreshment facilities, pro shops, and diversions that range from arcade games to billiards.
The steady-handed beauticians at Eyebrow Arts meticulously neaten eyebrows, upper lips, and other areas of the face with an ancient hair-removal technique that reveals smooth, fuzz-free skin. At their seven salon locations, they roll twists of cotton thread quickly over clients? skin to remove hair at the follicle??a safer method of hair removal than standing next to a sneezing dragon. Throughout the process, clients lean back in comfortable chairs as the staff gently escorts unwanted stubble from the premises.