The Pourhouse entertains appetites with a symphonious menu of burgers, pasta, grilled fare, and more, accompanied by toe-tapping live jams most weeknights. Guests can reenact the glory days of Little League with specialty sliders (three for $6.50 or six for $12) in four flame-licked flavors, including traditional Angus beef and white cheddar, italian meatballs and marinara, and texan hand-cut pork with honey barbecue. The Pourhouse's grills sizzle with a variety of bovine cuts, such as the Pourhouse Burger, fashioned from three half-pound all-natural certified Angus patties topped with bacon, gorgonzola, havarti, onion rings, and guacamole, served on a signature pretzel bun with a forklift, extra napkins, and choice of side ($16.75). Capture the spirit of Charles Lindbergh sans kidnapping charges with St. Louis–style ribs, a full rack of spice-rubbed, slow cooked ribs served with brown-ale barbecue sauce ($16.25), or opt for a lighter fix with the veggie pizza loaded with roasted tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, olives, and zucchini ($9.25).
Purple- and white-hued walls evoke a speakeasy ambiance within Generations Wine and Martini Bar, named such for its seamless melding of old and new traditions. Personnel manning a 24-foot concrete bar decant Colorado microbrews and mix 20 martini variants, while chefs cull produce from local growers to generate meat-and-cheese platters, flatbreads, and a rotating assortment of tapas. For guests aching to sample a wider variety of spirits, Generations hosts frequent tasting events and séances channeling the ghosts of stomped grapes.
At first glance, Wonderful Dragon's menu may seem to err entirely on the side of traditional Chinese food. But while the restaurant's cooks favor authentic flavors from the Far East, like sesame beef or cashew shrimp, they also serve more exotic options, such as coffee-smoked duck and mussels with black bean sauce. Inventive entrees also populate Wonderful Dragon's sushi bar menu. With more than 50 rolls, the selection ranges from the traditional Philadephia roll to more than 10 chef specialties. Specialty rolls include the spicy kani-based hot river roll, as well as the white fish, salmon, and tuna medley of the pink lady, a star of Broadway's all-fish Grease revival.
Warmth emanates from both the decor and the staff at The Inglenook Restaurant. Owner Rod Brubacher and his wife Pam designed the restaurant’s pale-gold and burnt-orange dining room, dotted with contemporary art and small, open archways, through which mellow jazz music lilts and flows. Rod himself is often on hand to greet guests and welcome regulars back by their name or social security number.
As guests take in the traditional, tranquil vibe, they choose from a creative menu that merges classic and modern tastes. Shifting weekend specials and adjustments for dietary qualms, including gluten allergies, enable diners to experiment around the meal mainstays. Rod and his wait team amble past tables to suggest wine pairings and the necessary number of fork prongs for various entrees, which include gourmet meat and seafood plates such as pecan-encrusted salmon and rack of elk.
Señor Rafael at the Mexican Inn enables festive, Mexican-themed revelry with big colorful drinks, garlands and hearty south-of-the-border fare. After chips and salsa, diners can give themselves beards of the refreshing but rich guacamole salad, or opt for the famous pork green chile, the spiciest and most popular item on the extensive menu. Entrees include a pair of chiles rellenos stuffed with melted cheese and topped with pork green chile, as well as classic Mexican fare such as enchiladas, quesadillas, and burritos. Sizzling fajita platters arrive with a touch of brown sugar and honey added to the meat's piquancy, and a roster of straightforward American eats sates culinary homebodies or confuses blindfolded patrons. Señor Rafael also boasts a full bar that houses a variety of Mexican beers and frosty margaritas.