When shaping the menu of Rodeo Restaurant and Bar, owners Trent Baker and Chris Robbins pulled inspiration from snapshots of their lives as Southern-raised children. The Cajun, Southwestern, Tex-Mex, and barbecue recipes inspire feelings ranging from sipping fresh lemonade on a sun-bleached cedar porch to watching young boys pelt each other with fallen pecans from the tree in the backyard. Each dish is assembled with authentic ingredients including roasted corn, thick molasses, ripe chilies, cumin-scented black beans, and pickled Stetsons. In addition to lunch and dinner specialties, Rodeo Restaurant and Bar features a list of specialty cocktails and martinis, as well as beers and wines from Southern vineyards and microbreweries.
The chefs at The Manor, a trendy nightclub fused with an upscale restaurant, craft a menu of surf-and-turf and elegant fusion cuisine. Diners can catch seaborne centerpieces such as the chili-rubbed firewood salmon ($10.95) and release them into the brooks, bayous, and unmanned water parks that comprise the human body’s 80% H2O makeup. Grilled Korean-style short ribs backstroke in a citrus-soy-chili marinade before basking on plates ($11.95), and the raspberry seared scallops partner with mixed greens that add to pulchritudinous stomach-wall gardens ($11.95). Diners can chase bites down esophageal tunnels with drinks, including Grey Goose–driven concoctions such as the Godiva-laced orange espresso martini ($12).
Sample a wide variety of tasty menu items at Humpys, where New York-style pizza reigns supreme. Munch on a gooey concoction of dough and toppings with a medium margherita ($13.50) or Hawaiian ($13.50) pizza. Hungry mouths may enjoy catching a frisbee of pizza flatbread, which is offered in varieties such as barbecue chicken ($8) and mushroom with caramelized onions ($8). All of Humpys's dough is made fresh daily with a crust crafted from traditional Italian and honey-wheat ingredients, hand-tossed and fire-baked for an extra singe of authenticity. Sandwiches are also available in varieties such as the meatball hero ($7.95), and squealing sweet teeth can be sated by biting into the moist expanse of a fresh-baked jumbo carrot-cake cupcake ($3).
The sandwich sculptors at The Painted Pickle stack hearty portions of fresh ingredients between soft and tasty slices of diverse bread. Traverse the meat mountains and Dijon deltas that populate The Painted Pickle’s deli menu, and colonize a top-round roast-beef sandwich ($8.95), a hot corned-beef sandwich ($8.95), or the roasted-chicken-breast sandwich ($8.95), served with your choice of potato salad or coleslaw. Each of its croissants are concocted fresh daily, just in time to shelter orphaned spinach and feta ($5.95) or egg, ham, and cheese ($5.95). Breakfast barons can pair a piping-hot Lavazza coffee ($1.50 medium, $1.75 large) with a hot bagel ($0.85), and proud chefs can munch the pastry cigars ($2.75) to celebrate the birth of a healthy muffin ($2.95). Feel free to nosh the handheld edibles on its clean, relaxing outdoor patio, within the deli's cool-green confines, or in the furniture store to which it’s connected. For dinner, reservations are required.
Named after the owner's sassy feline CEO, Lola's Healthy Pet Cafe helps pets look and feel their best with cat and dog grooming services and a storefront packed with holistic food, treats, and supplements. Bringing more than a decade of grooming experience to Lola's, owner Kelly strives to give each pet personalized attention by scheduling a limited number of appointments each day. Though she specializes in doggy facials and massage, Kelly is armed with the skills and tools to spruce up both kitties and all breeds of canines, readying them for shows, everyday living, or immediate romps in backyard mud puddles. To keep families' furry companions as healthy on the inside as they are adorable on the outside, Lola's Healthy Pet Cafe purveys brands of food and treats comprising natural and holistic ingredients.
Since 1979, the chefs at Bona Italian Restaurant have been baking pans of lasagna, tossing caesar salads, and piling sub sandwiches with Boar's Head deli meats. They craft Italian comfort food, topping linguine with mussels and clams and crowning pizzas with inventive blends of ingredients such as eggplant, bacon, and gorgonzola cheese. Beyond the plates of veal saltimbocca—cooked with white wine, prosciutto, and mozzarella—in the main dining area, a carefully selected vino menu can be found in the newly added wine bar. In addition to sips of grape-based libations, it offers high-top wooden tables and a flat-screen TV perfect for rolling-pin practice.