At lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunches, the culinary team at Ailsa's Restaurant & Bar presents an upscale spin on classic American cuisine. They top fried-green tomatoes with deep-fried gouda, slather an Angus beef burgers in red-pepper mayo, and baste lamb chops in a peach-bourbon glaze, using numerous ingredients sourced from local farmers. Like its food, Alisa's interior draws from elements of both fine and casual dining, with elegant light fixtures dangling from exposed wooden beams and paintings adorning the wood-paneled bar.
When night falls, Alisa's models a bistro pub atmosphere. Live entertainment enthralls guests on Friday and Saturday nights, and competitors gather every Thursday night from 10 p.m. to midnight for trivia, or as some know it, a way to study for the LSATs while drinking.
Chefs at Bito's Pizzeria & Grill hand-toss the dough for their signature pizzas, which don toppings such as sun-dried tomatoes, prosciutto, and bacon before baking in hot ovens. Grills sizzle burgers with grilled onions, applewood bacon, or mozzarella cheese, and chefs at the counter ladle au jus over roast-beef subs. During weekend performances, musicians take the stage to play tunes and test the resonant frequency of ham-and-swiss stromboli.
Groves of oaks and georgia pines reflect off the glassy surface of strategically placed water hazards at Southbridge Golf Club’s 18-hole course, the grassy brainchild of renowned course architect Rees Jones. Soaring above the 6,922-yard layout, wayward golf balls may carom off of the dense population of timbers, nestle into the pillowy sands of deep bunkers, or sink into the abyss of ponds, streams, and lava pits that come into play on nearly every hole. Large greens await at the end of each hole, eager to befuddle golfers with breaking putts and a fast, well-maintained surface. An onsite driving range nurtures golfers relationships with their clubs, and a menu of fresh meat, seafood, and salad at the genteel diner of Vickery’s at Southbridge curbs hunger that may sap strength from drives or preempt post-round putter-jousting competitions.
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LIPS hand-tosses and personally crafts every pie that leaves the kitchen, using secret Italian family recipes to give each bite a taste born in Italy itself. LIPS' menu of overseas eats delivers house-made pasta and stromboli alongside the pizza specialties. Customers can order a fresh-baked original round pizza, such as the Deluxe ($8.50–$22), a cheese-packed pie covered with pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, ham, green peppers, bacon, hamburger, black olives, banana peppers, and italian sausage. Add a bread enhancement such as the parmesan crust flavor ($0.45–$0.95) to embellish works of pizza and create flavorfully circular masterpieces. For pasta-craving consumers, LIPS' made-from-scratch chicken parmesan over spaghetti nestles a chicken breast atop a sauce-drenched spaghetti nest, perfect for hatching chicken nugget offspring ($9.50), and the ricotta-stuffed manicotti makes for a tubular meal ($9.75).
Lovezzola's tosses up a menu filled with throat-delighting pastas, subs, salads, and pizzas. More than 15 toppings, such as canadian bacon, pineapple, salami, and hamburger, are ready to complete Lovezzola's signature pizzas ($11.30+), while calzones or strombolis, both with up to three toppings ($6.49 each), also satisfy cheesy-crust cravings. After taking a seat in a plush red booth with a classic red-and-white-checkered tablecloth, cure your bread blues with a side of jalapeño garlic bread with cheese ($2.99 for two pieces) or honor the flightless buffalo with a side of six wings ($3.99). Then, dig into Lovezolla's homemade lasagna ($8.69) or spool together a big forkful of spaghetti fixed with meatballs and sauce ($8.69). The all-you-can-eat salad bar provides options for creative green plating ($6.29), while seven cold subs ($4.29+) and four hot subs ($4.39+) let lunchers fill a sandwich with their favorite temperature.
The weapons experts of Aim Center Mass use their knowledge to serve the public, law enforcement, military, and first responders. The partner business of Mission Essential Inc., Aim Center Mass houses a climate-controlled, eight-lane shooting range with lighted stalls to enhance marksmen’s vision. The facility also encompasses three archery ranges outfitted with the TechnoHunt bow-hunting system, which lets guests test their aim on virtual trophies such as bear, elk, and herds of Oscar statues. An online zombie-shooting game further entertains clientele outside the range.