Seven flickering flat-screen televisions beam down from the warm orange walls of Boulevard Grill, where tabletops prop up plates of steak and seafood. Sunlight pours in from high windows, illuminating bartenders as they dole out pints of nine different draft beers and goblets of wine and spirits. Beyond the main dining room, the bar branches out into five separate event rooms—including a 3,250-square-foot ballroom and a pre-function lobby—where guests can host private parties or complex games of hide-and-seek. The bar also hosts a weekly car-show event on Thursdays during the summer that encourages visitors to bring in their classic and unique automobiles for other patrons to admire.
Don?t be fooled by the name?Embers Supper Club doesn?t solely serve dinner. In fact, the eatery opens daily at 7 a.m. when cooks whip up from-scratch breakfast options such as philly cheesesteak?inspired omelets chockfull of roast beef and provolone cheese. When evening rolls around, Embers? culinary team crafts everything from charbroiled flat iron steaks crowned with caramelized onions to sole fillets topped with crusted-hazelnut butter sauce. Those feasts complement the restaurant?s nightly entertainment, which oscillates between karaoke and performances by live local bands.
Red and blue light filters in through stained-glass windows, splashing across the white tablecloths that dot the wooden floors. Housed within a restored former church, Our Daily Bread pairs the hushed, peaceful feel of the reverent interior with delicious, homestyle meals of almond-encrusted chicken breast, pastrami burgers, and seafood pasta. Diners can swing by in the mornings for filling breakfast of chocolate-chip pancakes, seasonal quiche, or omelets.
Within the historic Cottage Grove Hotel--where Buster Keaton once stayed while filming "The General"--Buster's Main Street Cafe is serving up fresh-made breakfast, lunch, and dinner using local ingredients. Burgers crowned in such accouterments as bacon, cheese, and avocado are made from locally-raised, grass-fed beef sourced from Knee Deep Cattle Company. In the morning, omelets and several styles of eggs benedict reward early-risers. Later in the day, guests make way for a huge selections of drinks--the menu features hundreds of craft brews and ciders, as well as more than 200 craft sodas, including 50 varieties of root beer.