The iconic comic-strip character and namesake of Dagwood’s Sandwich Shoppes peeps out from the first “o” in the deli’s logo, embracing not his wife, Blondie, but the signature Dagwood sandwich. With its four meats and pair of cheeses, the delicious (if slightly intimidating) sandwich represents the more than 20 signature subs and clubs that grace Dagwood’s menu. Meats ranging from premium roast beef to tender pork loin share slices of bread with cheeses, crisp pickles, and all the condiments one might expect of an old-fashioned deli. Those too young to appreciate the shop’s Sunday-paper references will at least enjoy kids’ meals such as the classic grilled-cheese sandwich. Aside from their in-store selections, the deli caters events with colorful trays of meats and sack lunches served by a curiously cartoonish wait staff.
Cooks at Back Yard Burgers grill third-pound Black Angus beef patties and crown them with an array of toppings including american cheese, bacon, and sautéed mushrooms. In addition to the beef patties, the cooks also grill turkey burgers and chicken breast sandwiches.
An open-flame hearth is at the heart of Cosi's kitchen space, giving sandwiches and pizzas their toasty crunch. But there's a lot more to the menu than what happens under the flame. The T.B.M. sandwich piles tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella inside warm flatbread and the tandoori chicken sandwich brightens up grilled chicken breast with red peppers. Even salads are hearty meals here, with choices such as the cobb mixing greens with grilled chicken breast, bacon, and gorgonzola in a sherry-shallot vinaigrette. The crown on top of any meal here is undoubtedly the s'mores, in which two to four diners roast their own marshmallows over a tabletop fire pit, then sandwich the sugar cloud with chocolate and graham crackers before dragging their sleeping bags into the kitchen for a night's rest.
Cane's is known for its chicken fingers made with fresh, never frozen chicken, and served with secret sauce for dipping. Try out the box combo, a carton bursting at its Styrofoam seams with four chicken fingers, a slew of crispy crinkle-cut fries chopped from Grade-A Idaho potatoes, daily-blended coleslaw, Texas toast grilled with butter and garlic, a tub of special sauce, and a regular drink poured over crushed ice. Those serving a ravenous crowd of tailgaters or a truly terrifying gaggle of British schoolchildren can get fingers served in quantities of 25, 50, 75, and 100. Check out the menu to see their full smorgasbord of chicken-flavored chicken fingers and chicken sandwiches.
The knowledgeable staff at Baan Isaan Thai Gourmet introduces diners' palates to spicy stir-fries and flavorful curries from the Isaan region of northeast Thailand. Servers guide newcomers through the finer points of the menu, whose dishes awaken taste buds with the flavors of ginger, galangal, sweet basil, and lime leaves. Upon request, accommodating chefs can customize meals by infusing dishes with extra fried garlic and coriander or preparing plates based on a helpful five-point spiciness range. Although this Groupon is not valid toward alcohol, guests can purchase beer, mixed drinks, or a range of red and white wines.