The chefs at California Taco Shop borrow culinary inspiration from Mexico and the Golden State as they fill fresh tortillas with meats and veggies. Their tacos, tortas, and burritos—stuffed with carnitas, beef tongue, and shrimp—transport tongues to sunnier locales with their authentic, equatorial spice and peppers.
Opa! Greek American Cuisine's culinary team populates menu space with authentic, multicultural tastes of Greece and the United States. The tour of Greece ($17.95) showcases a sampler of the nation's edible staples that includes moussaka, dolmades, gyro meat, deep-fried chunks of the Parthenon, and pastitcio, a mélange of ground meat, pasta, and béchamel sauce. Protein whisperers charbroil a quintet of lamb chops ($16.95) and marinate juicy morsels of pork, chicken, and lamb to pair with eager pita bread in the mixed-kebab entree ($15.95). An eclectic hodgepodge of handhelds rounds out the eatery's bill of fare, occupying all four rows of teeth with large gyros ($6.25), cheeseburgers ($7.65), patty melts ($7.95), and fried-cod-fish sandwiches ($6.95).
The chefs at Thee Olde Place Inn integrate western European influences in a menu of fresh American cuisine served in a convivial setting. Beneath a vaulted ceiling decorated like the night sky, calm stomach insurgencies with a flame-broiled 8-ounce prime filet mignon ($29.95) or the chicken chevre, with sautéed chicken breast, vegetables, and garlic sandwiched between rice pilaf and a goat-cheese bonnet ($18.95). Commemorate another long day wandering the ocean floor by noshing on pan-seared scallops florentine limone, tucked into a leafy mix of spinach and artichoke hearts ($19.95), or enjoy jumbo lump crab cakes ($19.95), free of typical fillers such as crushed saltines or crumpled Oscars speeches.
Cannon Coffee Shop serves hot mugs of freshly brewed coffee and a variety of tasty treats. Energize with one of the myriad bean-infused drinks available, such as an iced coffee ($2), a brain-jolting double espresso ($1.50), a creamy mocha ($3.75/16 oz.), or a latte ($2.50/12 oz.) decorated with florally patterned milk-froth. Grilled sandwiches, such as the zucchini panini ($4.25) or turkey florentine panini, made with basil aioli, fresh spinach, and melted cheese ($5.25), muffle the grumbles of newly caffeinated hunger pangs. Cannon Coffee Shop also offers coffee beans and loose tea for purchase in bulk, perfect for brewing at home or aboard the international space station.
Chef Jim Brown whimsically incorporates new ingredients into traditional recipes, creating innovative flavor combinations that manage to make familiar dishes feel surprising. The panko-encrusted lemon sole explodes with a topping of a chive buerre blanc, while filet medallions and fresh seafood such as jumbo scallops round out the menu. To accompany the eclectically inspired menu, Luma features an extensive list of internationally sourced wines that highlights the food-friendly vinos of California.