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.
For 15 years, the vision-enhancing duo of doctors Clifford A. Beaudoin and Mark C. Wade have expertly inspected peepers for sight problems and eye maladies using state-of-the-art technology in a casual and comfortable office. Subject seeing orbs to the scrutiny of a simple and painless routine eye exam to help prevent concerns such as blurred vision, infections, and soul leakage from going undetected. Both doctors utilize the latest computer gadgetry to precisely measure the length and curvature of the eyeball and calculate a precise prescription for eyeglasses and contact lenses. The doctors carry thousands of sample lenses and meticulously test comfort levels until a perfect fit is reached, ensuring eyes remain happy, reliable resources for discerning a ripe banana from an unripe one and an angry grizzly bear from one who’s just excited to see you.
Serving up piping-hot sandwiches and pizzas alongside deli classics and frozen treats, Paradise Island sates uncontrollable appetites with a wide selection of menu items. Warm winter-chilled bellies with hot delectables such as the shredded barbecue-pork sandwich ($3.49), grilled-cheese sandwich ($2.59), or chili dog with cheese and onions lounging on a pillowy bun ($2.69). Similarly tame lion-sized hungers with the chair-and-whip combination of the honey-mesquite turkey-and-ham deli sandwich ($3.69). Sample an Islander pizza, which fuses together ham, bacon, and pineapple with delicious centrifugal motion ($5.49 for a 7"), or enjoy a poured bowlful of a daily special soup ($2.49) and chili ($2.99), after mouth crunching a fresh salad ($3.79–$5.19). Give hard-working kids a break from the after-school real-estate seminar circuit with a kid's meal, such as the sloppy joe or ham-and-cheese sandwich, which includes chips, soda, and a kid’s cone ($3.99).
Pretzelmaker draws its inspiration from fifth-century German monks, who are credited with inventing the first pretzels to reward children’s good deeds. Today, freshly baked pretzels and pretzel bites, seasoned with flavors ranging from iced cinnamon-swirl to barbecue chipotle, along with the old standby salt, reward any craving. To enhance the scrumptious experience, Pretzelmaker offers a selection of dipping sauces, including cheddar and caramel.
Since 1977, the cookie craftsmen at Great American Cookies have shared edible sentiments via freshly baked cookies, brownies, and hand-decorated cookie cakes. The shop’s website caters to sweet requests with an online store full of preconceived designs searchable by occasion, recipient gender, and theme, including birthdays and holidays. Alternatively, nibblers can orchestrate specific decoration cravings and create unique designs to celebrate special events, such as baby’s first hedge fund.