North Bend Lanes has been family owned and operated for more than 50 years. But things have changed considerably in that time, including the $100,000 worth of sound and light equipment ownership has added to the space. The center takes on many personalities; there's a more serious atmosphere during league play, a family vibe during public bowling, and the psychedelic landscape of cosmic bowl with glow-in-the-dark colors and thumping music. Back Alley Pub & Grill, meanwhile, keeps parties fueled with homemade pizzas and burgers, a full bar including micro beers on tap, and video lottery games.
Brutke?s Wagon Wheel has been a key spoke in the Roseburg community for well over 50 years, and the decor speaks to its rich history. Mounted wall sconces cast a buttery glow on antiques such as farm-themed wall hangings, carved-wood furniture, and gas-powered butter churns. These cozy accents set the tone for time-tested American fare. The menu is a m?lange of homestyle favorites such as halibut filets, Northwest ground-chuck burgers, and of course, the Montreal-seasoned steaks?all locally butchered and aged for 28 days. Diners may also wash down meals with one of twelve beers on tap or a glass of imported red or white wine.
Under new ownership, Chen's Happy Garden’s chefs serve robust portions of Mandarin- and Cantonese-style dishes. Diners can start with an appetizer such as pot stickers, ideal for sharing among eight friends or ambassadors from each planet in the solar system. The mandarin steak's beef comes accompanied by bok choy, pea pods, and a spicy sauce. Vegetable-based and low-calorie entrees, including the braised bean cake with vegetables, satisfy herbivorous appetites. Combination dinners allow guests to sample several items—the #3 combo congregates pork chow mein, pork fried rice, sweet-and-sour chicken, and a crab puff into one dinner, as well as soup, hot tea, and a fortune cookie that tests the reliability of aging magic 8 balls.
Jung's Mongolian Grill inspires culinary creativity with a family-friendly buffet of stir-fry ingredients and sauces. Guests can load bowls with a menagerie of vegetables, meats, and noodles before handing custom blends to the grill-masters. Staff members then toss and serve edible opuses, permitting patrons to take home their leftovers if they don't return for seconds or anger the door guard by snapping his fake beard. Alternately, diners can rebuild and revise all-you-can-eat concoctions until stomachs replace growls with thankful purrs. The grill battles cravings from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. for lunch and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner, elongating its hours to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
With produce, meat, and bread culled from local vendors, the culinary team at Food Love crafts a variety of sandwiches and salads within a cozy food truck. Between slices of buttered bread, chefs sandwich ingredients such as green apples, raspberry jam, and melted munster cheese. Along with salads and tomato soup, the menu includes numerous vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Through its sister company, Angie Cakes, Food Love also sells post-meal cupcakes and pastries. Visitors can take their grub to go or feast at the outdoor seating area equipped with real plates and silverware, taunting passersby with the sights, smells, and if they're lucky, feels of the tasty nibbles.
Comfort food maven Sweet Melissa serves casual, made-to-order meals from the window of her tomato-red trailer. The whiteboard menu outside lists grilled cheese sandwiches—from the classic american cheese on white to the creative turkey, sourdough bread, and havarti—and housemade tomato soup fills bowls every day of the week. Mac 'n' cheese drenched in three-cheese sauce can be enjoyed on its own, spiked with bacon, or slathered on a hot dog made with premium beef. Diners can retire to nearby outdoor seating to consume their meals or daydream of a slice of american cheese large enough to cover them like a blanket.