Zesty’s is a family restaurant serving great burgers, fries, daily made fresh frozen custard, and much more. Kids meals come in a neat 50’s style car and can have a fruit side option! Our Greene Ave location off of hwy 172 in Allouez is open year round. Our Riverside drive location in East De Pere is open seasonally.
When New Jersey transplant Bill Specht arrived in Milwaukee in the 1960s, he had trouble finding two of life's greatest necessities: a steady job and a tasty East Coast–style sub that harked back to his childhood. In 1972, Specht mustered up the entrepreneurial spirit to solve his predicaments by opening Cousins Subs with the help of his cousin and both of their wives. An original, house-crafted bread recipe and walls slathered in yeast allowed Cousins Subs to expand to more than 100 locations across six states. The shop's signature italian subs—complemented by salads, chips, and fresh-baked cookies—showcase its hallmark bread and an unwavering mission to handcraft warm, meaty bites comprising fresh ingredients.
They may be seated close to one another at the United Nations, but the similarities between Italy and El Salvador tend to be few and far between. Tell that to chef Sandra Vieau, however, and she is likely to disagree. Vieau recently purchased Cassandra’s Ristorante, a traditional Italian restaurant that she proceeded to transform into a melting pot of Italian and Salvadoran cuisines. Today, the menu is the very definition of eclectic—a meal that begins with an empanada appetizer is likely to end with a roasted turkey and avocado sandwich or a spicy seafood paella. Fine paintings and mosaic-topped tables lend a hint of the exotic to the interior, as does a map that shows the best places to spot a jaguar in Italy.
Regatta 220 regales jaded restaurant veterans with a singular, elegant menu full of freshly assembled New American fare constructed from locally harvested produce when possible. Gluten-free edamame works great as a shareable starter ($3.99), and a veggie-flanked 10-ounce Angus sirloin awaits those on a meaty un-diet ($18.99). Baked cod served with spinach hashbrowns lands its succulent hooks into diners' taste buds ($15.99), and burgers such as the jalapeño-laden firecracker burger ($8.99) or the barbecue bacon cheeseburger ($8.99) tempt with tasty variations on the most American meal outside of flag-pin pudding. Vegetarian options abound, such as the portobello mushroom sandwich ($9.49), and an extensive wine list lets guests sip a glass of 2009 Canyon Road chardonnay to loosen their tongues before limericking their way out of awkward conversations ($5).
Inspired by eateries on the coasts, Plae Bistro dishes out creative, health-conscious American fare in an elegant yet zippy atmosphere. Nothing on the lunch and dinner menus is breaded, deep-fried, or made entirely out of butter, and dishes are made with locally sourced and organic produce whenever possible. Inaugurate your meal with Plae Bistro’s signature spinach and artichoke dip, a creamy baked delight that’s served in a bread bowl and accompanied by toasted pita slices and fresh veggies ($9.99). Amply appetited eaters can move on to hunt larger gastro-game, including gourmet pizzas, sauce-doused noodles, and eclectic entrees such as fish tacos with grilled grouper ($16.99) and apple-brie-stuffed chicken breast ($16.99). Plae Bistro’s fresh-loving chefs also assemble a plethora of sandwiches; the selection of new lunch sandwiches includes a Philly cheesesteak hoagie ($9.99), Mediterranean veggie panini ($9.99), and several wraps ($8.99 each).
The tableside chefs sear meats, seafood, and vegetables near open flame to create a delectable amalgam of Japanese and American cuisine. Sushi and sashimi make use of high-grade tuna and salmon, and hibachi dinners send scallops, swordfish, and filet mignon skating across grills before depositing them on plates. Separate courses of soup, salad, a shrimp and zucchini appetizer, and ice cream help diners remember the exact timeline of meals to make future alibis impeccably believable. Bartenders pour and mix choice libations for patrons behind a turquoise-colored bar facing a pastel mural of Mount Fuji. Timsan's Japanese Steak House also bottles their house ginger dressing and mustard so that customers can replicate the hibachi experience at home using an overheated laptop.