Mad Cow likes to keep things simple, serving up juicy, ground-beef burgers adorned with a colorful cache of toppings. Customers make an initial decision between one or two patties before opting to augment their beef with wavy strips of bacon, melted cheese, or both. Sautéed mushrooms and onions add a soft and savory crunch, and peppers and jalapeños give a spicy kick. Staff compliment meals with frothy fountain sodas or orders of crispy fries and can include the fabled Mad Cow sauce upon request.
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.
Seven robust flavors coat the wings at Woody's Pub and Grub, which has been filling the bellies of diners with hearty pub food for over a decade. After sampling the buffalo, mesquite, or raspberry hot wings, the menu's make-your-own salads, walking tacos, and pub burgers appear at the table, ready to be devoured and washed down with an cold, frothy beer.
Cafe Berlin fills its kitchen with vegetables, coffee, dairy, free-range eggs, and other natural and organic foods from local farms, including Patchwork Family Farms, Green Hills Harvest Dairy, and Lakota Coffee Company. Breakfast, which is served all day, includes dishes such as Turkish-style eggs, french toast, and pancake burritos—a large pancake that enfolds two scrambled eggs and Patchwork bacon, served with maple syrup. Black-bean quesadillas, burgers with local, organic beef, and housemade soups crown the lunch menu and pair with an array of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.
Plastic dinosaurs and Godzilla figures dot the sunny dining room, where they hang from the rafters, sit on the counter, and gnaw on table legs. Patrons can gaze at the eclectic decor while listening to live music or tales from the Porch Light storytelling series.
The Copper Kettle’s menu is a throwback to simpler times. Country-fried steak, fried chicken, and beef pot roast are just three of the kitchen’s dinner specialties. Each comes with macaroni and cheese or potatoes, plus a trip to the salad bar. If they still have room, diners can finish the meal with one of six homemade pies, in daily rotating flavors such as apple, lemon, and sugar-free banana crème. Breakfast—from biscuits and gravy to fluffy flapjacks—is served morning or night. The Copper Kettle also has a kid’s menu, featuring chicken strips and grilled cheese to keep tykes from stealing bites off their parent’s plates or chewing off their own arm.
After 30 years of curating and perfecting recipes, founders Linda and Julie unleashed their culinary powers to create a Roly Poly menu of more than 50 rolls and sandwiches, plus a tempting selection of desserts. Slinging sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the sandwich artisans envelop a variety of inventive ingredients inside warm, floury tortillas, from scrambled eggs to pesto chicken to mustard-splashed tuna. Customized sandwiches may also be rolled to suit various diets, preferences, or carbo-loading competitive mimes.