Libations flow freely inside Lakeside Pub and Grill, where New Glarus Spotted Cow and Miller High Life find themselves in neighboring draft taps. A menu of stomach-warming eats includes barbecue ribs, pizzas, and deep-fried fish sandwiches. Of course, no pub is complete without a quartet of flat screen TVs broadcasting the latest sporting events and a jukebox playing the latest Disney soundtracks. And when the moon shines high in the sky, chefs pile homemade nachos and parmesan cheese-dusted potato chips onto plates for some late-night snacks.
A half-pound burger, a frosty pint of beer, and a plate of wings with a choice of 10 different sauces?it doesn't get more Wisconsin than that. Well, unless you throw in a pool table and 10 massive TVs tuned in to the Packers, Badgers, or Brewers. While everybody will no doubt feel welcome at The Lodge, this Cudahy restaurant and bar is a true slice of heaven for the Wisconsin sports fan. Sidle up to the island bar for speciality cocktails or a feast of pizza, chicken wings, and freshly harvested mozzarella logs.
You'll never find canned tomatoes or a pre-made pizza crust in the kitchen at Valentina's Pizzeria, where the staff prides itself on the ingredients it makes in-house every day, from the freshly grated cheese to the sauce mixed with herbs straight from the garden. Owner Greg Steele oversees the crafting of a menu filled with a selection of pizzas, calzones, and subs as well as sides such as eggplant fries and cheese bread.