We thought it would be handy to have a quick list of our favorite places to go, sorted out by category.
Eveeeentually, I want to have a review of every single restaurant on this list but in the meantime, here is what we like. You might notice that not every single place on this list is local (i.e. non-chain). We are all about tasty and cost-effective and sometimes those big dudes have a good idea that just works.
Is YOUR favorite place missing from our list? Let us know!
Asian (general): Lulu’s, Pei Wei, Blue Koi, Po’s Dumpling Bar
Breakfast: First Watch, Mimi’s Cafe, Einstein Bros Bagels
Barbecue: Oklahoma Joe’s, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Jack Stack,
Burgers: Blanc Burgers, Smashburger, Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Coffee: Broadway Cafe, Cafe Main,
Dessert: Murray’s Ice Cream, Blue Chip Cookies, Paciugo Gelato and Cafe
Donuts: Oz’s MAQ Donuts House, Lamar’s Donuts, Dunkin Donuts
Healthy Stuff: Dean and Deluca, Ingredient, Noodles and Company
Greek: Pita Pit
Indian: Korma Sutra, Ruchi Indian Cuisine
Italian: Jasper’s, Ciao Bella, Lidia’s Kansas City
Mexican: Habanero’s, Cancun Fiesta Fresh, Chipotle (yup, it’s true.)
Pizza: Spin! Neapolitan Pizza, Next Door Pizza and Pub, Waldo Pizza
[A darn good] Sandwich: Firehouse Subs, McAlisters Deli, D’Bronx Deli & Pizzeria
Seafood: McCormick and Schmick’s
Smoothies: Roxberry Juice Co, Robeks
Southern: Stroud’s, Jazz! A Louisiana Kitchen
Steak: J. Alexander’s, Fogo de Chao, M&S Grill