A wunderland of Teutonic tradition, Bavarian Garden employs seasonal ingredients and authentic recipes when cooking its traditional German comfort fare. While waiting on Gasthaus-style entrees, such as Jaegerschnitzel in a creamy mushroom sauce ($15.95) or the rolled beef roulade ($16.95), diners can spin knife-and-fork couples in time with waltz music filling the dining room. Dirndl-clad fräuleins weave through the Garden's pink cloth-draped tables, with frothy steins of imported Spaten and Paulaner bier hefted in their fists. In an effort to satisfy their separate Bavarian stomach, patrons can fill it with the german sausage sampler, which lays together single links of brat, knock, and house Wurst, parlayed with sauerkraut and potato salad ($14.95). Bavarian Garden shelters an extensive international wine selection, and an array of bottled beers from around the world accompanies its draft options.
Peer up at the menu and jump-start your morning with a breakfast pita, such as the morning glory, comprised of avocado, eggs, tomatoes, home fries, grilled green peppers, onions, and your choice of cheese and zesty sauces. Don't feel ashamed if your morning happens to be what other people call the afternoon, since breakfast pitas are served all day.
In an effort to find a healthy alternative to fast food without sacrificing speediness, the creators of Pita Pit began assembling their signature sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks. At each location, thin, Lebanese–style pitas encircle lean, grilled meats and fresh veggies. Sandwich selections span the spectrum from gyro meat and falafel to turkey and prime rib. The staff empowers customers to make healthy choices by displaying nutrition information for each bread, meat, and post-meal toothpick and corralling a selection of healthy sandwiches.
Just as Thomas Edison stumbled through useless prototypes of light bulbs and movie cameras before perfecting the phonograph, the alchemists at Qdoba Mexican Grill took 47 attempts before landing on the franchise's signature blend of three cheeses, known simply as queso. That attention to detail still pervades every aspect of the menu, as employees spend hours each day chopping, dicing, and simmering the fresh ingredients that find their way into burritos, taco salads, and grilled quesadillas. Beyond the marinated bites of chicken, beef, and pork and hand-crafted tortillas, cooks protect their ripe, fragile avocados from harm by smashing them into batches of fluffy guacamole.
The Gazebo’s masters of appetite, the Kokolis family, serve up hearty, heartfelt dishes to longtime locals, passersby, and members of the Tribe. Tongues wagging for prime rise-and-shine kibble will sniff out The Gazebo’s Famous Plantation breakfast, an alpha-stamped sampler of two eggs, two buttermilk pancakes, ham, bacon, sausage, home fries, and grits ($9.95). Fans of syrup slip ‘n' slides might dive head first into the buckwheat pancakes ($6.50), while those who prefer to contain their maple glaze in strategically selected squares on a grid can opt for a plain belgian waffle ($6.50). On the menu’s feather-framed page, a clutch of cluck classics clamor for attention, from three-egg omelettes ($5.75–$6.95) to egg and meat combos ($6.75–$12.50), all accompanied by a biscuit and your choice of grits or home fries.