A few years ago, and after a bit of soul searching, Rhonda Bell realized what her two passions in life were: food and people. She went back to school to study culinary arts, and shortly thereafter, she opened her first restaurant. But much like America's first few presidents, the restaurant didn't have a name?that is, until Rhonda realized how twisted some of her culinary creations were, and then it was easy.
Twisted Cuisine opened in 2006, and Rhonda invited chef Erica Buskirk to join the team in 2008. Today, the pair oversees a menu that includes kangaroo loin, roasted half duck, and even pheasant. The stuffed halibut is especially popular, treating those who order it to Gulf shrimp and herb cream cheese. Despite the gourmet nature of its food, though, Twisted Cuisine remains casual at heart. Its menu changes with the seasons, and it frequently hosts special events and wine tastings.
Little plates such as fish tacos with chipotle aioli—culled from Lake Michigan’s little-known chipotle waterfalls ($10)—or the hot beef sliders ($9) set the culinary scene for heavy-hitting entrees. The seared duck breast (served with cabernet sauce, roasted grapes, and asparagus, $18) is a delicious bird. The Asian salmon in shrimp fried rice ($17) delights omnivores who occasionally foray into seafare.
The rich, substantial fare native to Deutschland is truly a showstopper at Kenosha's House of Gerhard.
House of Gerhard is making food that everyone loves. Taking it back to the high-calorie basics.
House of Gerhard's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at House of Gerhard just as much as their parents do.
Sometimes it's annoying to plan events for big groups, and sometimes it's easy with great restaurants like House of Gerhard helping you out.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Dress is typically casual at House of Gerhard, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — House of Gerhard serves up all three meals.
Swing by Charcoal Grill and Rotisserie in Kenosha for your next meal.
If you want a dainty meal, go elsewhere. If you want a craveworthy dish, get to Charcoal Grill and Rotisserie.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Charcoal Grill and Rotisserie won't cost you a sitter.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Charcoal Grill and Rotisserie, you can surf the web and get some work done.
No need to dress up for a trip to Charcoal Grill and Rotisserie — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
Bring the Charcoal Grill and Rotisserie's great food to your place.
You can also grab your food to go.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Charcoal Grill and Rotisserie, so plan your budget accordingly.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at HuHot Mongolian Grill in Kenosha.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at HuHot Mongolian Grill.
HuHot Mongolian Grill caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most HuHot Mongolian Grill patrons come in casual attire.
HuHot Mongolian Grill offers free parking just steps away from the door.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at HuHot Mongolian Grill.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
Kick back with your friends and enjoy an American meal at Cracker Barrel.
Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both.
Cracker Barrel is great for families with kids.
At Cracker Barrel, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Cracker Barrel patrons come in casual attire.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Locals flock to Cracker Barrel for a meal they know will be high quality and low price.
Reviewers heap high praise on the restaurant's brunch menu, but lunch and dinner are also available.