Muncheez Pizzeria, an intimate space brightened by a loud green, serves pizzas adorned with molten cheese and fresh veggies. Their classic pie sports a variety of toppings, such as pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, and onion. More unusual pizza creations include the mexican pizza, which swaps out tomato sauce for refried beans and salsa. Guests can customize their pies by choosing from 19 different toppings, such as mandarin oranges, grilled chicken, and green olives. Wings and salads compliment the cheesy feasts, which are washed down with more than 50 styles of beer or buckets of free water.
Situated inside the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel & Spa, Bella Vita Ristorante's warm, copper-toned interior warms diners to a menu of "elevated Italian" dishes. A consecutive winner of Gold Fork Awards from Fox Cities Magazine, Bella Vita uses locally sourced ingredients to make many items in-house, including fresh mozzarella. Locally baked artisan bread provides a crisp platform for bruschetta made with ripe, juicy tomatoes and 12-year aged balsamic glaze, while wine racks display more than 80 different labels.
At each Tropical Smoothie Cafe location, healthy choices abound with drinks composed of fresh fruit and snacks loaded with veggies and premium meats and cheeses. The café’s colorful repertoire of smoothies runs the gamut from creamy, dessert-based indulgent creations to light and refreshing low-fat fruit options or frosty drinks boosted with supplements. Strawberries, bananas, and peaches mingle with exotic açaí and goji berries to form mouthwatering concoctions designed to deliver health-boosting antioxidants, essential nutrients and laser vision–inducing vitamins. Drinks pair with ciabatta and griddled flatbread during breakfast and lunch, as well as with made-to-order salads and a host of wraps and sandwiches.
The Wooden Nickel Sports Bar & Grill could easily throw out the tables and chairs, burn the menus, and close down the bar—even then, people would have plenty to do and see. While diners feast on burgers, they bask in the glow of televisions broadcasting sports from ESPN GamePlan, NFL Sunday Ticket, and Fox Sports Network. Trivia competitions bring friendly rivalries into the eatery on weeknights, where players can match minds to win free drinks and bragging rights at the next Mensa track meet. The kitchen's pub grub mixes well with draft and bottled beers, which wait in the wings to swoop in and extinguish thirst pangs or rinse burger residue from hands.
In 1945, brothers John and Leonard Jacobs opened a butcher shop in Appleton and began selling fresh cuts of meat and sausages smoked in their own smokehouses. Current owners Ed Jacobs and his son, Luke, preserve the elder Jacobs' butchering practices in addition to the humble aesthetic of their longtime headquarters. Black-and-white photographs on the walls depict the shop's early years, but the freezers, meat cases, and miniature igloos filled with USDA Choice beef, pork, chicken, and Gulf shrimp are all new. The Jacobs craft German-style sausages in-house and fill natural casings with pork and beef to make their own signature brats. In addition to freshly butchered steaks and meats, patrons can also find aged cheeses and maple syrup native to Wisconsin in the store or take-and-bake pizzas prepared daily.