The staffers at Neighbors Cafe source their juices straight from Mother Nature, squeezing every last ounce of pulp from the oranges and grapefruits that arrive fresh each day. They put the same care and attention into their food, whether they’re sprinkling bits of crushed pecan on pancakes or drizzling a housemade green-chili sauce across chicken and chili omelets. Open for breakfast and lunch, the café tends to stay busy all day thanks to its hefty chili cheeseburgers and pot roasts, both of which prove more satisfying than simply gnawing on a lunchbox.
Locally owned Casa Perico cooks up traditional Mexican cuisine and pours on a liquid cornucopia of margaritas, domestic beers, and imported cervezas. The menu ranges from meaty staples such as burritos, build-your-own tacos, and a la carte items such as chicken or beef chimichangas ($6.99) to vegetarian specials such as the spinach quesadilla ($10.49). Grant well-behaved taste buds an edible gold star with especialidades el Perico, such as the flavorful chile relleno, a poblano pepper stuffed with your choice of chicken, beef, or cheese ($12.99). Famished early-birds can placate grumpy, grumbling bellies by ordering from the list of luncheon specials in a multitude of flavorful varieties. Drink to health, or construct an all-bottle band with of-age beverages including Tecate, Negra Modelo, or Corona Extra.
At Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, the menu emphasizes fast and casual Mediterranean classics. Perhaps drawing inspiration from customizable burrito and sandwich joints, the restaurant entreats customers to select a pita, laffa, plate, or salad with a choice of protein such as chicken shawarma, steak, falafel, or hummus. Sides include dolmas, extra pitas, and chips, accompanied by fresh-brewed teas. Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill also offers vegan and vegetarian options, using only the freshest vegetables and ingredients.
The crack of pool balls hitting one another after a break swirls in the air with the ringing of a bulls-eye from an electronic dart machine. It’s just another day at Lumpy's Sports Bar & Grill, where patrons try their hand at classic bar games in between bites from the kitchen. Servers cart out subs, chicken fried steaks, and burgers topped with ham, cheese, and barbecue sauce. Sunday brunch festoons tables with Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, and sparkling champagne served in retired footballs.
More than nine years ago, a tiny paintbrush dipped into hunter-green paint to accentuate a leaf on a tree––one of hundreds of trees that inhabit the full-wall mural of Sinbad's private dining area. Now a star-like background of twinkling string lights watches over a buffet with never-ending portions of hummus, kebabs, and warm gyros. More than just Mediterranean, the preservative-free menu mingles with traditional Persian recipes and Indian dishes such as golden samosa. As patrons wash down steak and veggie kebabs with a cold brew, they can peek into the banquet room to plan a future get-together for up to 60 people or swing from the chandelier in hopes of a three-point landing in a spoonful of hummus.