New Bethel Ordinary satisfies hankerings for homestyle cooking with signature brick-oven pizzas, juicy steaks, and sandwiches piled high with toppings. Chefs toss doughy discuses high into the air before pounding them out, throwing them into the oven, and piling them high with cheese and rich tomato sauce. The resulting 10-inch cheese pizzas ($10.50) make the perfect complement to celebrating Little League victories or staring-contest triumphs.
This tavern feels like home for the staff of Gallagher's II Irish Pub, and these friends and family of the Himeses strive to share the welcome with their guests. The bright atmosphere invites patrons to stop by for a pint, a plate, and the game. A menu includes classic burgers, steaks, and shareable appetizers. Gourmet hand-tossed and New York–style pizzas serve up specialties such as the Sink, named for its plentiful toppings and antique faucet handles.
Slices and sips are shared on an outdoor patio or in spacious rooms with two full-service bars, plenty of flat-screen TVs, and a 9'x12' Jumbotron screening the biggest games. Free WiFi keeps guests in touch with both home and office, and three pool tables fuel friendly rivalries. The pub also boats a private loft space ready to host special events for up to 100 guests.
Many people dine at His Place Eatery solely for The Experience—a term that could easily reference the restaurant's warm, down-home ambiance, but actually refers to its signature barbecue bologna sandwich. This Memphis-style sandwich piles coleslaw on top of fried bologna and barbecue sauce in an onion loaf bun. This is just one of several sandwich creations at His Place Eatery, who excels at serving up Southern cuisine with plenty of panache and gravy. Their classic entrees range from fried chicken wings on a belgian waffle to ribs flavored by a 12-spice rub, which have been slow smoked over hickory wood rather than quick smoked in a time machine. Sides such as collard greens, candied yams, and bourbon cream corn complement tangy meals, and desserts conclude them with chocolate-chip cookies baked to order.
Incredible Pizza Company entertains young revelers with more than 100 games, more than 100 homestyle-buffet offerings, and four themed dining areas: a '50s–style diner, a drive-in movie theater, a family room, and a gymnasium. Guests can drive bumper cars, play laser tag, or enjoy myriad arcade games, earning tickets that can be exchanged for toys and prizes. Between games, plates are graced with 8–10 varieties of pizza, as well as baked potatoes that can be dressed with custom toppings before being loaded into potato guns. Incredible Pizza Company also offers a variety of birthday packages, which include access to private rooms, food, a prize-wheel spin, and invitations.
La Paix Café slings a snackable selection of crepes, fruit-infused beverages, bubble teas, and 14 flavors of frozen yogurt. A self-serve station invites guests to swirl low- and nonfat yogurts packed with calcium and four types of live, active cultures into white paper cups. More than 40 toppings are on hand to dress flavors such as snickerdoodle and lemon pie. The sweet theme continues with fresh slices of banana whirled into smoothies or bubble teas packed with tapioca pearls. Crepes, one of the café's specialties, envelop sweet fillings of fruit and Nutella, as well as savory morsels of cheese, vegetables, and meats. These thin pancakes sport whimsical names, such as Spam Bot, Farm Ville, and Angry Bird, named for the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Larry Bird.
Boredom is a foreign concept at Stacked Pickle. From its lengthy and eclectic menu to the games broadcasted on 92-inch projectors, the dynamic eatery provides something for every taste. Diners can bite into one of nine half-pound burgers, wrap their hands around spicy-chicken tacos, or build a castle with their golden-fried fish and chips, all while admiring professional athletes run, jump, and score on one of many 50-inch plasma TVs. On some nights, live bands storm the eatery’s intimate stage, providing a soundtrack to bargoers as they take swigs from a bottle of Blue Moon or gracefully sip a glass of wine. In the warmer seasons, Stacked Pickle opens its doors to nature and encourages patrons to enjoy their meals and drinks on the spacious outdoor patio.