Basil Pesto Linguine at Kona Grill

While Kona is known more for its happy hour than anything else, the dinner menu does have some tricks up its sleeve. The basil pesto linguine features a generous portion of pasta studded with chicken, Andouille sausage and roasted tomatoes, all of which is smothered in a basil pesto cream sauce that has just the right amount of spice. When the linguine is gone, soak up the remaining sauce with the crispy garlic bread served on the side. $12, 750 S. Rampart Blvd., 547-5552.

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Pork-Stuffed Pocket Bread at China MaMa

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Pork-Stuffed Pocket Bread at China MaMa

What China MaMa lacks in atmosphere it makes up for with its extensive menu of Chinese favorites. While the steamed dumplings rightfully get much of the attention, the pork-stuffed pocket bread is definitely worth ordering. Pan-fried sesame bread is folded into a pocket and stuffed with minced pork seasoned with basil, forming an alternative to the basic sandwich. It’s perfect for a quick appetizer or lunch on the go. $7.50 for 4 pieces, 3420 S. Jones Blvd., 873-1977.