More than 40 years ago, Harry J. Hoenselaar chose individual hams, cured them in his secret marinade, and smoked them over hardwood chips before offsetting the earthy flavor with a crisp, sweet glaze. To this day, the staff still makes the signature bone-in hams one at a time and glazes them in the shop. In addition to the eponymous victuals, the ham denizens turn their braising prowess on similarly delightful platter toppers, including turkey, barbecued pork, and 2-pound beef roasts smothered in gravy.
The hammery's kitchens also whip up classic side dishes and desserts, such as the sweet-potato soufflé. For less formal feasting, party trays and packed lunch boxes fuel business meetings, backyard grad parties, and lengthy end-zone celebrations.
Rousing up a friendly, porch-patio party vibe, Natalie's Sports Bar & Grill displays a spread of sport-showing screens while boasting a menu of laid-back eats to please any picky palate in the family. Rev up tummy engines with a carnivorous appetizer such as secret-sauce-slathered chicken wings, blended with hand-picked peppers and ground spices ($7 for 10). Choose to coat mouth-bomb clusters in one of a variety of zesty gravies, including: mild, medium, hot, super extra hot, or spicy pina colada. For the main event, dig into the half-pound bacon cheddar onion ring burger crowned in barbecue sauce and accompanied by a posse of supporting side dishes ($9), or battle The Cody, a doughy pizza with sausage, ground beef, bacon, ham, and meatballs (8", $9). If more cheese is needed, indulge in Corey's Philly cheesesteak ($9) or the grilled cheese ($5); all sandwiches come with chips, a pickle, and a choice of baked beans, potato salad, or coleslaw.
Bedrock Cafe serves up a menu of mammoth-sized bar eats and cold beer in a lively sports bar environs. Guests can start game night off right with smothered fries ($7.49), heaped with cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, and creamy ranch dressing. Wings ($6.95 for 10) come in a myriad of flavors, such as mild, medium, hot, blackened, cajun garlic crystal, BBQ, pterodactyl, and more. Dig into archaeological good taste with the Bedrock Philly hot sandwich ($7.95), or nosh on a classic 8 oz. flame broiled burger ($5.95) with cole slaw, pickle, and French fries. The catfish fingers seafood platter ($6.95) lets one embrace whiskery underwater creatures without the risks of tickling your cheeks. Although catching a grueling baseball defeat over a meal might deplete morale, troops can rally with a karaoke round of “Don’t Stop Believing” on Wednesday nights, while geometry hotshots can prove their mathematical prowess on the pool table.
Shane’s Rib Shack offers up a menu of barbecue favorites in a no-hassle, family-friendly setting. Make a Monday night feel special by stopping by for a half rack of ribs, served with texas toast and two homestyle sides ($12.99). Bone-phobic folk can opt for a six-piece plate of grilled or fried chicken tenders, accompanied with fries and the customer's choice of sauce ($7.99).