Every Friday and Saturday night, the new speaker system at Joe's Garage Sports Pub is put to the test as local bands play crowd-pleasing tunes late into the night. Sports games constantly blast across 16 televisions?including a 50-inch flat screen hanging above a fireplace flanked by a squad of leather seats. Vintage metal, neon, and mirrored auto and beer signs characterize the industrial chic decor, and beers slide down a 40-foot red corian-topped bar into patrons? hands. The eclectic menu quells cravings for pasta, barbecue sandwiches, pizza, and homemade soup. After guests are adequately sated, they can test their arcade skills on the golfing, hunting, and sleeping simulators.
The Coffee Beanery's methods of roasting and brewing coffee transcends from process to artistry. For 36 years, the international chain has roasted its own hand-selected beans at its Michigan headquarters using its trademarked Right Roast technique, where humans take the place of robots to roast small batches to their peak flavor. Each of their 31 kosher-certified coffee flavors set taste buds alight without the use of sugar, alcohol, lactose, or glow sticks. Decaffeinated versions drip into cups sans chemicals, as each batch is made with only the Swiss Water Process.
Big Boy’s claim to fame is the classic Big Boy double-decker burger—a colossal tower of fresh beef, american cheese, and special sauce. In addition to juicy burgers, Big Boy chefs extend their culinary expertise to tender steaks, barbecue sandwiches, and a sweeping variety of American comfort classics. For breakfast, the expert cooks whip up custom omelets and hot cakes topped with fruit and whipped cream. Diners await their meals out in the casual dining room, sipping on creamy hand-dipped shakes.
The menu at Ruggero’s offers a wide variety of Italian favorites: bruschetta, fettuccine alfredo, veal parmigiana, baked manicotti, chicken marsala, shrimp scampi, pizza, calzones, and seven varieties of lasagna. Of course, the selection wouldn’t be complete without the country’s signature desserts making an appearance. Chefs pump cannolis with bavarian cream, slice espresso-flavored pieces of tiramisu, and serve spumoni—an Italian-style ice-cream cake with a nougat center.
Waiters bring this bounty of Italian food out to an elegant carpeted dining area where framed art hugs swirling green wallpaper. Wide sconces blend their photons with the ones coming in through the front wall’s windows, and a fireplace casts warmth on guests. Adjacent to a row of padded booths stands a full bar, rife with liquor and enough sleekly stained wood cabinets to make Paul Bunyan cry an actual river.
A brick oven imbues each of Luigi’s Restaurant’s pizzas with a distinct flavor and crispy crust. Chefs adorn these bubbling hot discs with 20 toppings that range from veggies such as jalapeños and mushrooms to meaty morsels of hamburger and pepperoni. They also handcraft their own spinach ravioli, meatballs, soups, lasagna, and abstract finger paintings. Servers deliver these lovingly prepared meals to tables, which populate an intimate dining room decorated with framed photographs.
For 22 years, Fireside Coffee Company has been creating gourmet beverage mixes ranging from chocolate-based coffee to chai tea & hot cocoa. Every delicicous blend is also instant - just add water - perfect to keep in your desk at work, take with you while you travel, or make a quick cup in the morning to start your day!