Skyview gratifies gullets classic American fare in a recently renovated smoke-free dining room. The menu invites guests to launch into delectable dishes such as the veggie combo basket, a fete of fried vegetables and cheeses ($6.50), or the french dip supreme, sliced roast beef blanketed with sautéed mushrooms, onions, and swiss cheese atop a grilled hoagie ($8.95). Savvy snorkelers can alleviate oceanic nostalgia with the seafood alfredo, scallops, shrimp, and lobster kept afloat with broccoli, garlic, and linguini and swimming in cheesy sauce ($13.95). Meat-a-tarians can conciliate cravings by chomping on the bacon-wrapped tenderloin steak or by bathing in a beef-bouillon-filled hot tub ($12.95). During the warmer months, Skyview's breezy patio placates pernicious hungry palates amid open air.
Pagoni's Pizza dishes out Chicago-style pizza and other Italian cuisine with Sicilian flair, from calzones and stromboli to ravioli and mostaccioli. Satisfy circle-centric cuisine cravings with one of Pagoni's pies, ranging in dimension from 6 to 20 inches of edibility. Make it Chicago-style with a stuffed-spinach or sausage pie ($10.50–$17) or opt for a specialty thin-crust hawaiian-style pizza, topped with Canadian bacon, ham, mozzarella, and pineapple ($11–$29). Noncircular menu items include the cheese-stuffed breadsticks, flavored with a hint of garlic and served with marinara for dippin' ($4.29–$7.49) and the lighter bites of five different salad options ($3–$6.95). Sandwiches, calzones, and pasta options also abound, sating the desires of the pie-averse with Italic flavors and three-dimensional forms.
The drinksmiths at Kaukauna Coffee and Tea please the inside of mouths and mugs with fresh organic coffees, flavored lattes, teas, and specialty drinks. Start the day by savoring the rich aromas of a 16-ounce white-chocolate mocha ($3.75), or sip a 16-ounce cup of fresh organic coffee ($1.95) to energize before a morning commute or recreational space-shuttle launch. With the punch card, sippers can sample five different flavors from the menu, comparing the chocolaty tastes of the seven-layer mocha ($3.75/16 oz.) to the taste bud–tantalizing riches of the caramel royale ($3.75/16 oz.). Like the bar in the basement of the Smithsonian's warehouse, the café's inviting interior welcomes patrons to lounge on comfy couches amid an eclectic collection of antique lamps and artwork.
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.
Pagoni's Pizza lines its Sicilian-style, deep-dish, and thin-crust pies with more than 25 toppings, including meats imported from Chicago. Its from-scratch dough also includes a gluten-free option. Cooks also sling classic pastas such as meat or cheese ravioli and chicken parmigiana, and they fill breadsticks with cheddar, jalapeños, and dreams of growing up into a baguette.
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.