Overlooking the Fox River, The River Room Restaurant appeases appetites of all sizes with a mouthwatering menu of succulent delicacies. Inaugurate a dinner with friends, coworkers, or a selection of porcelain dolls with the chilled shrimp martini, which drenches skinny-dipping crustaceans in a horseradish cocktail sauce ($7). The potato-crusted cod ($14) halts hunger with a flavorful barricade, and the chicken 'n' bacon alfredo ($14) entrances taste buds with the hearty harmony of an edible Sonny & Cher concert.
Keggers creates a lively atmosphere for casual parties and get-togethers. Its outdoor beer garden hosts live music events where patrons can sit at a wooden bar or lounge on the patio and sip a variety of beers including Miller Light, Spotted Cow, and Leinenkugel. For more intimate gatherings, the Lyric Room is available for rental as an event space with a 100-person capacity and entertainment capabilities for bands, DJs, or your fledgling mime act.
Named one of Green Bay's top specialty stores by 10Best, Beerntsen’s Candies has handcrafted succulent sweets from natural ingredients for four generations. Milk and butter from Wisconsin farms add richness to indulgent chocolate and rich caramels, and Old World techniques turn tasty treats into edible time capsules as they hark back to the candies Henry Beerntsen first crafted in 1925. Six kinds of brittle, from coconut to cashew, tickle tongues while adding a satisfying crunchiness to mouth-percussion solos, and cherries and nuts nestle inside layers of milk and dark chocolate. Minty whipped chocolate fills the center of the dark-chocolate mint meltaways, and vanilla caramel clings to salty cashews or pecans in Beerntsen’s turtles, available in milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Beerntsen's also stocks whole-bean fresh coffee, gifts, and Old World souvenirs, helping to fill the void left by not having a nougaty center.
Joan Mitchell, owner of Bake My Day, has been topping diminutive cakes with creamy ripples of dulcet frosting for more than 30 years. Customers compose a dozen by drawing upon any combination of almond-flavored white cupcakes and devil’s food chocolate cupcakes that delight party guests or lure them back out from under the futon. Aromas drift from the warm depths of the bakery's oven, tickling nostrils with flavors such as red velvet and chocolate rum. Like the dreams of a still-life painter, lemon and key-lime confections launch tart expeditions across taste buds.
Taste of the South on Broadway transports the atmosphere of the French Quarter to Green Bay with Mardi Gras décor and a hearty menu whose seafood slips into frying pans and splashes into spicy gumbo. Gustatory gurus calibrate spice according to patrons’ requests, letting tongues fearlessly savor jambalaya and focus on a choice of five different cornbread flavors. Light yellow walls hung with paintings encircle diners as they nibble at meats such as barbecued ribs and fried chicken, sip the distilled essence of the South in sweet tea, and kiss frog legs in the hope of meeting a prince.