The Wine Cafe invites diners to explore its wine list and swig its import and domestic beers aside generously portioned paninis. Herbed mayo accentuates the fresh chicken pecan salad panini, and the club panini contains ham, turkey, swiss, and a padlock to keep nonmembers from learning its secrets. Friends unwind with bottled microbrews from Goose Island or imports, such as Newcastle brown ale. Varietals from around the world treat wine aficionados to options that include Australian Stonehaven chardonnay as well as local Minnesotan concoctions, such as a semidry Rivertown Red from Stillwater. Live musicians evoke toe-tapping merriment on Friday and Saturday nights, and during Thursday night karaoke, patrons can cover classic pop tunes before covering them in front of strangers on public transportation.
Wow! Zone entertains bodies and minds of all ages, boasting attractions and activities such as bowling, laser tag, miniature golf, and arcade games. Kick off a day of family fun with two games of bowling on one of Wow! Zone's 16 bowling lanes, fully decked with automatic bumpers and 42-inch LCD scoring monitors. Bowling balls and shoes are provided, maintaining unstubbed toes and preventing the need for using balled-up hedgehogs to knock over pins. Strap on a laser lobber for one game in the multilevel laser-tag arena, where players can go at it solo or team up with friends to perform reenactments of favorite battles from the Hundred Years War. An indoor miniature-golf course shimmers with the incandescent glow of Wow! Zone's specially designed black lights, illuminating vibrantly hued jungle-themed obstacles to be conquered by hand-eye cahoots. The super-variety package also includes a $5 gift card to satisfy the voracious appetites of machines in the arcade area, which is stocked with classic attractions such as skee-ball and newer favorites such as Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution ($0.25–$1/play).