Athletes dunk, dart from first to second base, and dribble down soccer fields at The Labb, yet the eatery has no sporting equipment. Instead, athletes can be seen competing on the bar’s high-definition TVs, and onlookers nosh on hearty sandwiches, hot dogs, and helpings of Frito pie. The Labb’s sandwiches range from the Cuban—stuffed to the brim with pork loin, ham, and Swiss cheese—to a reinterpretation of the BLT with turkey and avocado. Meanwhile, hot dogs come with eclectic toppings, such as chili, pico de gallo, avocado, blue cheese, and sprinkles.
Last Drop Tavern looks to the Old World for inspiration, combining the atmosphere of a pub with the cuisine of a trattoria to create an entirely distinctive place that perches several notches above the average bar. The menu's signature Neapolitan-style pizzas honor the pizza-making techniques of Italy's Campania region during the 18th Century. Beginning with a 10-inch disk of dough, the chefs top the pie with everything from prosciutto, artichoke heats, and roasted mushrooms to italian sausage, saut?ed fennel, and red onions. Then, they let the wood-burning Mugnaini oven do the work, with fires that burn as hot as 800 degrees?roughly 30% of the surface temperature of the sun. To complement these crispy, flame-blistered pizzas, Last Drop Tavern also features a selection of sandwiches as well as more than 70 different beers, including 22 on tap.
The curving wood bar, gentle track lighting, and assortment of dark tables create a cozy ambiance within Last Drop Tavern. Televisions hang from walls, keeping patrons up to date on the latest game, and pool tables allow patrons to test their skills in between pints. Outdoors, the tavern features an 800-square-foot patio section where guests can enjoy a quick meal or a drink al fresco.
PourHouse Grill is all about watching sports. The interior dedicates 17 flat-screen TVs to showcasing all major athletic events, and even offers a private business room with theater-style seating and a 12-foot jumbo screen. Alternatively, the outdoor patio, visible through windows that span almost from the floor to the ceiling, invites diners to settle in at wrought-iron tables and gaze upon picturesque views of Unicorn Lake instead of a TV.
Of course, PourHouse's menu offers a food lineup as deep as its TV selection, with a salvo of noshables that pair well with any great game. It starts with buffalo-wing appetizers classed up with one of six levels of spiciness?from a sweet teriyaki to a classic spicy buffalo sauce. Beyond wings, the menu catalogs never-frozen burgers refined with slices of avocado or saut?ed mushrooms. PourHouse also serves an original rotisserie-cooked chicken, which, like the loser of a good TV cooking competition, is marinated in olive oil and spiced with a dash of curry.
South Elm Restaurant & Bar?s Burger of the Month offers an opportunity for customers to play chef. Each month, chefs select a customer-requested burger recipe and invite the winner into the kitchen to help them prepare the meal. That's not the only interaction chefs have with guests, though. The culinarians man waffle and omelet stations as patrons customize their own meals by having bacon tucked into waffle batter or waffles minced into their omelets. The laid-back eatery also serves shareable plates of fried pickles, as well as classic handhelds, such as philly cheesesteak sandwiches and Nathan?s footlong hot dogs smothered in chili.
Sports bar are traditionally spaces where adults gather over pints to enjoy the day's biggest games. That's certainly the case at Varsity Roadhouse, where domestic and imported drafts pair perfectly with sports and coin-toss bloopers shown on the bar's 15 HD TVs. But the eatery also appeals to youngsters by serving free children's meals every Monday?Wednesday, as well as hosting kid's karaoke each Wednesday.
Entertainment isn't the only thing that entices all ages to visit Varsity Roadhouse. Cooks also tempt palates with bar food classics such as wings and shrimp tossed in a choice of 11 sauces, including lemon pepper and spicy honey barbecue. Slow-cookers simmer succulent ribs and brisket, while housemade batches of chips, salsa, and queso cater to nacho enthusiasts and vegetarians alike.
For more than a decade, The Varsity Roadhouse has kept appetites at bay with burgers, sandwiches, and of course, wings. The restaurant's signature wings arrive at tables hot and slathered with 10 different sauces, including smokey barbecue and garlic parmesan. While chowing down and composing a list of reasons why wing-eating should be an Olympic event, guests can lose themselves in the 160-inch HD projector screens beaming the day's sports games. Meanwhile, kids have it made at Varsity, too: they can win prizes in the game room, and they eat for free Monday?Wednesday.