Set in a space hosting saloons and pubs since 1885, Townline's kitchen churns out a breakfast menu as well as a main menu featuring gourmet pizza and other pub grub. Sports-tuned TVs captivate patrons who supplement pub fare by exploring the bar’s copious list of draft-beer offerings. In addition to giving to community charities, Townline's genial staff spreads its characteristic generosity by frequently honoring competitor's coupons and serving a free drink to those celebrating a birthday or new pompadour haircut.
All year round, Nelson Field Laser Tag's battle zones join forces to send warriors into simulated combat. A field peppered with camo forts and towers at the Green Bay location scintillates during winter months as groups of up to 16 players use the scopes on heavy-duty, military-grade laser guns to pick off opponents and point out mustard stains on a teammate's pants. Meanwhile, unfolding across outdoor combat arenas, paintball and airsoft squads dip, dash, and dive behind natural and manmade barriers. Seven woodball fields camouflage matches amid troves of trees, and on an urban combat field, shooters utilize 19 buildings and one rogue hot-dog cart as shelter. Upon striking a truce, friends can reconvene at Nelson Field's onsite sports bars.
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The Bluff's comestible construction crew builds a hefty menu that towers with gut-busting breakfasts, burgers and sandwiches to sate morning, lunch, and dinnertime cravings. Diners greet the dawn with a breakfast classic such as the eggs benedict, where two poached eggs, ham and hollandaise nest atop a toasted english muffin (a $6.95 value). The grilled-salmon club sandwich—served with slices of texas toast, swiss cheese, bacon, and tomato (a $9 value)—mutes growling stomachs more effectively than a pacifier inserted in the belly button. The Steamer warms palates with a third-pound burger submerged in a fiery pool of roasted onions and peppers (a $6.50 value), and The Captain combats hunger pangs with a beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon, thousand-island, and swiss (a $6.50 value).
Hosted by WBAY's chief meteorologist George Graphos and Frank Hermans of Let Me Be Frank Productions, Starstruck showcases talented local performers in “A Starry, Starry Night." Comprising horns, keyboards, and percussion, Bay City Swing accompanies performers, recalling that golden era of music before the Electric Slide squashed the jitterbug. Audiences can aim ears at St. Norbert College’s Knights on Broadway, an apple-cheeked band of student crooners that don fetching formalwear when oscillating between Broadway showstoppers and holiday ditties. The program features vocals from local talents such as Dino Biloti and Jennifer Stevens, a dulcet remedy for ears still ringing from that morning’s space-shuttle launch, as well as jazz clarinet from Kevin Van Ess of The Talk of the Town.
Food preparers at George Street Café delight customers with their full breakfast, lunch, and rotating dinner menu items chock-full of fresh ingredients. The Truckers Plate ($7.99) – a breakfast menu option with three eggs, a large order of hash browns, two sausage patties, three strips of bacon and a three mini pancakes – fills up stomachs with enough food fuel to power an effective hangover cure. Kick off lunch with a cherry balsamic chicken salad with cranberries, walnuts, red onions, and more ($6.95) or opt for the Big Chicago ($9.49), which blends roast beef with mozzarella cheese, marinated mushrooms, caramelized onions, peppers, and pizza sauce. George Street Café is most famous for its colossal burgers made to-order from fresh, 100% ground beef and infused with the requested toppings. Burgers, which can also be made into wraps for carb-conscious consumers, come in petite (4oz.), regular (8oz.) and widow maker (1lb.) – named for its ability to widow eaters from their departed burgers. During the genesis of the Cowboy Burger ($7.49 for a regular), a bacon-blended beef patty lassos strips of bacon and caramelized onions, forcing them under a bun and branding them with BBQ sauce. An Apple Jack Burger ($7.10 for a regular) rotates between shots of Jack Daniels Sauce and fried Granny Smith apples to create an intoxicating mouthful. Regular and dessert pizzas such as the First Date ($11.99 for a 12") also contribute to the lunch menu.
At Richard Craniums, the scent of no-frills tavern food mingling with the casual atmosphere encourages camaraderie with plenty of distractions to accompany the tavern food. Patrons cluster on couches in the upstairs lounge, noshing on jalapeño poppers or chicken wings in 12 flavors while they watch the big game or community-theater reenactment of the big game on projection televisions. Downstairs, sportsmen lit by the flicker of big-screen televisions test their mettle at pub games including darts and pool. The staff encourages commemoration above all else; patrons can grab a marker and leave their stamp on virtually any flat surface, and the bar will fill and cap beer bottles personalized with a photo of the customer’s grinning face.