The Wine Cafe invites diners to explore its wine list and swig its import and domestic beers aside generously portioned paninis. Herbed mayo accentuates the fresh chicken pecan salad panini, and the club panini contains ham, turkey, swiss, and a padlock to keep nonmembers from learning its secrets. Friends unwind with bottled microbrews from Goose Island or imports, such as Newcastle brown ale. Varietals from around the world treat wine aficionados to options that include Australian Stonehaven chardonnay as well as local Minnesotan concoctions, such as a semidry Rivertown Red from Stillwater. Live musicians evoke toe-tapping merriment on Friday and Saturday nights, and during Thursday night karaoke, patrons can cover classic pop tunes before covering them in front of strangers on public transportation.
Wow! Zone entertains bodies and minds of all ages, boasting attractions and activities such as bowling, laser tag, miniature golf, and arcade games. Kick off a day of family fun with two games of bowling on one of Wow! Zone's 16 bowling lanes, fully decked with automatic bumpers and 42-inch LCD scoring monitors. Bowling balls and shoes are provided, maintaining unstubbed toes and preventing the need for using balled-up hedgehogs to knock over pins. Strap on a laser lobber for one game in the multilevel laser-tag arena, where players can go at it solo or team up with friends to perform reenactments of favorite battles from the Hundred Years War. An indoor miniature-golf course shimmers with the incandescent glow of Wow! Zone's specially designed black lights, illuminating vibrantly hued jungle-themed obstacles to be conquered by hand-eye cahoots. The super-variety package also includes a $5 gift card to satisfy the voracious appetites of machines in the arcade area, which is stocked with classic attractions such as skee-ball and newer favorites such as Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution ($0.25–$1/play).
Hosting one of the first sporting clay courses in the United States, The Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club outfits sharpshooters for afternoons of shooting sporting clays on more than 600 acres of private hunting preserve. Across five courses of varying difficulty, Promatic clay-target throwers launch White Flyer targets above sloughs, fields, and a broadleaf forest as shooters take aim or obliviously tie their shoes. During a 50-target round, several stations force shooters to fire from different angles to simulate the diversity of real-world hunting. Once bullets have shattered every sporting clay and tossed porcelain figurine, clientele can adjourn to the Triggers Saloon and Supper Club for a lunchtime sandwich or dinner entree.
Captain Jacks pours a plethora of liquors and cocktails in a comfortable nautical-themed environment. During the liquor tasting, parched patrons receive a flight of four samples of their choice of scotch, vodka, rum, or bourbon, after which they choose a favorite based on taste, color, or flammability. The bartender blends the lucky liquor into one of several cocktails—such as the Corpse Reviver or the Scorpion—and serves it alongside a steaming, gooey 12-inch pizza. Captain Jacks is headquarters for the American Outlaws U.S. Men's Soccer Support Organization, attracting a multitude of fervent fans and bestowing the bar with boisterous ballyhoo and unparalleled people-watching. Convenient paid parking resides above the building for bar-goers that feel secure knowing their cars can be reached by ejector barstool.
Tommy's Malt Shop induces nostalgia with a menu of malted milk shakes, hamburgers, and other classic comfort fare. With 16 different ice cream toppings that can be mixed and matched, made-to-order malts ($3.75–$4.75) arrive mouthside in unlimited flavor combinations that sippers can sprinkle with a variety of candy or fruit toppings, like most judicial summons. The pina colada malt combines strawberry, pineapple, and banana, while Emily's Favorite entreats sweet teeth with an avalanche of hot fudge and butterscotch. Chefs forge fresh burgers to order and with creative twists, such as the Pig Out burger made with a blend of bacon and ground beef ($8.50), or the Cowboy burger ($6.25), slathered in cheddar, barbecue sauce, and caramelized spurs. A garden salad ($7.25), homemade onion rings ($3.95) and a variety of classic sandwiches help round out memorable meals.
Herradura's kitchen hums with the sounds of simmering Mexican sauces and sizzling meats. Chef Rita Castro fries up fresh shrimp, crab, and scallops for seafood fajitas, stuffs taquitos with beef or chicken, and adorns cheese enchiladas with pork, onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Bartenders blend natural juices into pitchers of mango, cactus fruit, and guava margaritas, drawing from an 18-year-old recipe formulated by brothers Raul and Oscar.
Pinatas dangle from the ceiling at Chaska My Love, giving them a perfect view of the restaurant's orange and red walls adorned with murals of iconic Mexican images and landscapes. Below, diners nestle into bright blue booths before tucking into plates heaped high with flavorful dishes, such as carne asada, sizzling fajitas, and guacamole made with fresh avocados. The menu offers a variety of authentic Mexican appetizers, entrees, and desserts, as well as antojitos, which translates to "little cravings" and refers to Mexican street food such as tacos and tamales.