Shenanigans? jovial name stands in contrast to its serious culinary ethic of cooking succulent tenderloin steaks and sundry seafood and chicken entrees made from scratch. House-made soups accompany each main dish, and a full salad bar doles out lettuce like wizards hand out instructional beard-growing videos. In a cozy private room with a bar, six bowling lanes compound the excitement of kicking back brews and noshing on pub appetizer classics such as chicken wings and mozzarella sticks.
Fox's Pizza Den is part of a family-owned and operated company that has been plating up pizzas and specialty sandwiches since 1971. Today, Fox's carries on a tradition built on freshness, crafting its pies with hand-tossed dough and a special blend of 100% real cheeses. The business also assembles four sizes of hot strombolis and stuffs its 13-inch hoagie buns with everything from meatballs and steak to buffalo chicken.
Before Paul and Jared Smith came onboard, the company that became Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Co. had no coffee to speak of: it only sold chocolate by the bag, box, or individual morsel. But the brothers recognized how well their rich chocolates complemented a hot cup of joe, and by 2004 they started roasting their own beans. Today, those yield coffees such as the Black & Tan, a combination of dark and light roasts, and the Honduran High Grown, which is harvested on the wings of airplanes.
The coffees add a jolt to Great Lakes? hot drinks, including seasonal selections such as the egg nog latte. Organic and decaf teas, as well as cold beverages such as frozen lemonade and fruit smoothies, round out the shop?s drinkable options, all of which complement this family owned and run business? stock of sweet treats.
Only after slow-roasting leaves them piping hot and full of their natural juices do the prime ribs at Marty?s Place earn their titles of Queen and King. The respectively 16- and 26-ounce steaks headline a rich menu that unites surf, turf, and Italian food. The lengthy selection includes lobster tail, Alaskan king crab legs, baked lasagna, barbecue ribs, and Italian stuffed tenderloin, filled with mozzarella cheese that melts before you can read the fortune written on it.
In 1978, brothers Eugene and John Jetts lent their name to the sign above their pizza shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan. In the more than 30 years that followed, they’ve lost one of the Ts but gained more than 200 franchises across the country. Jet’s Pizza churns out thin-crust rounds and signature square-shaped pies in hearty deep-dish form. The eight-corner deep-dish style lets each member of a dining octet enjoy a slice of corner crust without fearing the paper cuts inherent in triangle slices. After loading pizzas with heaps of meats and veggies, guests have the liberty of flavorizing their crust for free, choosing from eight options such as garlic, sesame seed, Cajun, or poppy seed. To augment pies, Jet's chefs whip up triple-cheese turbo sticks filled with mozzarella, cheddar, and romano as well as regular and boneless wings draped in hot or sweet sauces.
Though the Friday Fish Fry, Karaoke Wednesday, and Mexi-Mondays might draw lots of guests into Milltown Still and Grill, the restaurant doesn't just serve supper club cuisine. Instead, the house chefs cook up a range of American cuisine, from brats to veggies burgers and healthy wraps. While chefs serve food, big-screen TVs broadcast the day's games and serve as the centerpoint for the pub's communal feel. During football season, Milltown Still and Grill hosts Packer parties in which customers may participate in all-you-can-drink specials for $10.