Packed with pub-style amusements and plasma screens, Sports Page Bar and Grill headlines a menu of delectable pub fare and cold drafts to savor within its neighborhood-bar atmosphere. Fourteen-inch pizzas run circles around hunger ($5–$7), and Wisconsin deep-fried cheese curds sate appetites by the basketful ($7.49). The Sportspage Deluxe's double patties with bacon and cheese join with fries and a 16-ounce domestic draft in a value meal or a search expedition for the missing ketchup bottle ($7.99). Sports Page's wing-slingers toss house-prepared chicken in a selection of glazes, including fire sauce, caribbean-jerk sauce, and garlic-butter-parmesan sauce ($0.50/wing).
Though deft at trick shots, Tyler Voorhees doesn't expect beginning pool players to immediately master the game's intricate physics and geometry. So he focuses on fundamentals during his private and small group lessons at Rockford Billiard Cafe, even filming his students so they can review their techniques with video feedback. From there, pupils can join one of the café's leagues, vie for the top spot in a tournament, or just play a pickup round on 1 of 17 tables. An in-house pro shop even stocks more than 150 pool cues for purchase, as well as onsite cue repair services.
Not everything at Rockford Billiard Cafe revolves around its namesake sport. Darts hit bullseyes, royal flushes trump other hands on video poker units, and catchy tunes resound from an online jukebox. To reenergize patrons after long stretches of playing or dancing, cooks serve up classic bar snacks such as buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, and pizza.
Mary Lee's encouraging pop-and-lock experts instill the passion of rhythm and dance in students ages 5 to adult through weekly hip-hop classes. Each 45-minute lesson begins with warm-up exercises that stretch out limbs to prevent participants from pulling muscles. Dancing protégés then take to the floor and glean tips on performing modern hip-hop maneuvers such as the glide, the harlem shake, and the properly grounded electric slide. Students must come appropriately dressed in clean sneakers—no street shoes—and comfortable dance clothes devoid of zippers and buckles. Class times vary depending on the dancer's age, so check Mary Lee's class schedule to find the most convenient class.
Whiskey’s Roadhouse electrifies eating with savory bites and nightly hard-rock rhythms. The menu serves early rising stomachs plenty of soul food, such as all-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy ($3.99) and country-fried streak with eggs, toast, and hash browns ($5.99). Instead of scarfing down incriminating photographs, patrons can munch on the Whiskey's special omelette, stuffed with onion, sausage, and shredded cheese, all napping under a blanket of sausage gravy ($6.59). Appetites seeking the delayed gratification of lunch or dinner can delve into a Whiskey barbecue burger, featuring a steak patty topped with cheddar cheese and Whiskey barbecue sauce ($6.99), or the pulled-pork sandwich, which is served plain or slathered in a homemade-bourbon barbecue sauce ($5.99). Much like a chef who is moonlighting as a royal messenger, lunch and dinner items announce their arrival with a side of fries, cottage cheese, hillbilly coleslaw, or a side salad.
Perry Rock Pub's menu tweaks classic dishes and subdues hunger pangs late into the night with hearty sandwiches, meat platters, and specialty pizzas. The ahi poke appetizer swept both the People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice categories at The Signature Event Dishes & Cocktails awards, uniting everyday tasters and arbiters of taste in praise of its combination of fresh fish, fried wontons, and garlic chips ($10.99). Cast out of its native country for public intoxication, the Drunk Cuban jovially piles plates with spiced-rum pulled pork ($8.99), and caramelized onion aioli adds extra gooey goodness to a shaved rib-eye cheesesteak sandwich ($10.99). Savory ingredients perform a synchronized dance atop specialty pizzas such as pesto chicken ($8.99).