Winton Road houses the majority of area restaurants, but Route 4 also provides several choices. Located on Springfield Pike, J Austin's American Eatery provides a variety of options, from brunch and lunch to dinner. Try one of their Craft Burgers -- the J Austin is topped with bacon, a fried egg, and cheese on a cheddar biscuit bun. Entrees include Chicken 'n' Waffles, All American Pot Roast, and Southern Shrimp and Grits.
When you're in the mood for Mexican food, drop by Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant and Bar. From taquitos or nachos to steak fundido or enchiladas jalisco, Mi Familia's dishes bring authentic Mexican flavors right to your table. Try some fried ice cream or sopapilla for dessert, or head to the bar for an after-dinner drink.
Whether you want to dine in, carry out, or opt for delivery, First Wok Chinese has you covered. Start off with an appetizer of fried jumbo shrimp or barbecued ribs, or try some yat gai mein soup. Follow it up with a combination platter or some chow mein. Chinese donuts make a great dessert, and, of course, so do the fortune cookies.
Since Forest Park is mostly a quiet residential neighborhood, locals leave here to enjoy the music and comedy venues in nearby towns. One popular choice, the Underground, presents a wholesome alternative to typical bars and nightclubs. With state-of-the-art equipment, this club and concert venue books first-rate local and national entertainers. The smoke-, drug-, and alcohol-free facility can be rented for corporate
and private events as well.
JW's Sports Cafe welcomes patrons with a hometown atmosphere, ice-cold beer, and free Wi-Fi. Package deals for multiple sporting events -- and huge HDTVs to watch them on -- make this a popular destination. You can reserve the private party room with its 42-inch TV for free. With a full menu of tasty snacks and the cheapest domestic drafts around, JW's keeps locals coming back for more.
Laugh until your sides split at the Go Bananas comedy club. Aspiring comics come here to be mentored by the pros. Tickets may sell out, so be sure to call ahead and check, especially when nationally-known comedians are performing.