Whether diners are coming to Flame Charhouse for an intimate evening or a banquet-room party, they know they'll be treated to upscale cuisine and new twists on favorite flavors. In the two-story dining room, visitors can indulge in sizzling steaks, such as filet mignon, a full slab of barbecue baby back ribs, and fresh seafood.
Their Executive Chef uses his experience to create memorable, delicious, and localized menu items with fresh ingredients.
Built by high-school sweethearts Maurie and Flaurie Berman in 1948 and still owned and operated by the Bermans, along with their children and grandchildren, Superdawg Drive-In serves up its take on the classic American hot dog alongside a menu of original drive-in favorites that have earned it feature spots on the Travel Channel and Food Network. The namesake Superdawg vanquishes hunger with an all-beef Chicago-style hot dog flanked by sidekicks of mustard, piccalilli, kosher dill pickle, chopped spanish onions, and hot peppers. Each Superdawg arrives on a poppy-seed bun with the signature fresh hand cut crinkle-cut Superfries.
In classic drive-in style, Superdawg Drive-In eases the treacherous hiking associated with most dining experiences by allowing customers to order from their cars, with a swift carhop making edible deposits. Both locations feature the iconic Maurie and Flaurie rooftop hot-dog statues, still flirtatiously winking at one another and begging for fries after all these years.
The sandwich engineers at Rammy's Sub Contractors infuse savory breadstacks with house-made chipotle mayo and horseradish mayo. Meat mavens slow-roast Italian beef to lay the foundation for sandwiches including the Rammy's Radical, which houses a potent triumvirate of pesto, garlic spread, and provolone cheese. Guests can order at a counter backed with orange and black construction stripes, then settle into booths to dig into gargantuan oven-baked sandwiches with the help of tableside forklifts.
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.
Tacomiendo Taqueria’s menu revolves around its lineup of meaty centerpieces, which range from the traditional—asada and pastor—to more exotic cuts of lengua and cabeza. Like a tiny bench press installed in a vegetable crisper, the proteins bulk up a selection of fresh ingredients to form such south-of-the border classics as burritos stuffed with beans, tortas ignited with jalapeños, and cheese-laden sopes.
The Gomez family members first chose to share their family-style Mexican cooking with the Chicagoland area in 1992, founding Los Arcos Mexican Grill. Currently, the family's restaurant empire includes four locations, each of which shares a similar dedication to Mexican and Tex-Mex comfort foods. The chefs make all of the tamales and soups in-house, rounding out the selection with a traditional assortment of tacos, burritos, tortas, fajitas, tostadas, chimichangas, and more. However, they also demonstrate their willingness to create inventive new dishes. This is readily apparent in the menu's signature item: the hollowed out half of a grilled pineapple filled with pineapple pieces, onion, red peppers, jalape?os, and either shrimp and octopus or chicken and skirt steak.