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.
The certified trainers at Push Personal Fitness propel clients toward fitness goals in classes filled with encouragement and personalized tips. Like a trip to the airport in a clown car, classes are 60 minutes long and can accommodate up to 10 people. Brimming with energizing songs and high-intensity movements, kickboxing classes torch calories as they tone arms, legs, and abs. All-levels boot-camp classes build muscle mass and cardiovascular endurance with functional fitness equipment, such as gymnastic rings, kettlebells, and rowing machines. Yoga classes melt stress with flowing poses designed to cultivate strength, flexibility, and focus. During personal-training sessions, teachers motivate students to boost their heart rates and build lean, healthy muscle with 30-minute high-intensity workout sessions.
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.
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.
Winner of a Golden Fork Award for Best Sandwich and runner-up for Best Gourmet Deli Dine-in from Fox Cities Magazine, New York Deli treats ravenous patrons to an impressive spread of sandwiches, subs, gourmet paninis, wraps, made-from-scratch soups, and fresh salads. New York Deli culls gourmet ingredients, local produce, and high-quality Boar’s Head meats to furnish each menu item. Sink sharpened mouth knives into the corned beef-loaded classic Reuben, New York Deli’s most popular bread-framed treat ($7.29). The BLT&A provides a tropical twist on the classic sammy, pairing it with avocado, swiss cheese, and chipotle-lime mayo ($5.99). Like the Jimmy Carter/Richard Nixon comedy hour, the turkey apple harvest wrap combines sweet and salty beltway charm of turkey, bacon, provolone cheese, and apple butter ($6.79). Herbivores and herbivoyeurs can feast on the greek salad ($6.95), or tomato and mozzarella panini ($5.79). Cap off your mealsperience with a sweet sampling of dessert such as New York–style cheesecake or german chocolate cake baked fresh daily.