Fire Bowl Cafe

Based in Austin, Fire Bowl Cafe hasn’t expanded its reach too far beyond Texas – but Colorado has a single location, in Centennial, that fills up quickly with cubicle warriors during weekday lunches. And it’s easy to see why: The primary feature at Fire Bowl is a build-your-own-stir-fry concept, which lets you pick your protein, vegetable mix, sauce (from a dozen or so options) and type of rice or noodle base to create the stir fry of your dreams. If you’d rather have the eatery do the brainwork for you, that’s okay, too; there are a number of pre-mixed dishes you can select instead. Fire Bowl also offers kids’ meals and side dishes if your stomach isn’t quite up to a full meal, and everything is made fresh and served up quickly so you can get back to your life in no time flat.