Bat-A-Rama's seven batting cages, which spit out softballs or baseballs, are designed to let the hitter pick the speed and height of the pitches based on skill level. Each $1 token forces the machines to throw 15 pitches, providing ample opportunity to practice swinging for the fences, hitting behind a runner, or catching moving balls in plastic grocery bags. Three of the seven cages spew both hardball and slow softball pitches, and one speedily whips out softballs sans arc. Though not included in this Groupon, Bat-A-Rama makes old-fashioned ice cream on-site.
For more than 90 years, the skilled chefs at Herold’s Salads have crafted vegetable-strewn pastas and hearty potato salads alongside a host of creamy dips. Fling creamy spinach dip ($4.65 for 12 oz.) onto a cracker with a flick of the wrist to practice for a game of darts with Popeye, or bury tortilla chips under a blanket of black-bean-and-corn salsa ($4.65). Lemon spring pasta salad ($3.50) spurns winter with a tricolor crop of rotini dusted in lemon marinade plus a speckled garden of peppers and sliced mushrooms. Patrons can sculpt a spud-studded mountain range out of rocky mountain potato salad ($2.25) or crabwalk into an order of Neptune’s seafood salad ($6). In addition to 12-ounce portions, the majority of Herold’s salads and dips are available in bulk, filling 2- and 5-pound tubs or under-utilized kiddie pools.
More than four decades ago, Corey D. Konicki's grandparents signed the deed for their first restaurant, Angie's Pizza. Over the years, their descendants carried on their culinary tradition of kneading and embellishing pies with only the freshest ingredients — and today, at New Era Grill & Pizzeria, the philosophy and recipes live on. The eatery's menu encompasses the full gamut of Italian eats, but according to a reviewer for the Sun News the mac 'n' cheese reigns supreme. The reviewer applauds the dense, scrumptious pasta for its flavorful trio of cheeses and creamy noodles, which chefs even stuff into the house-made crust of mac 'n' cheese pizzas and into their own mouths. Diners reap the fruits of the chefs' ingenuity in the softly lit dining room, surrounded by exposed brick, cozy booths and a TV.:m]]
Mr. Wonderful's veteran chefs batter and fry a menu's worth of soul fare, including crisp chicken and fish. A variety of chicken and waffle meals ($6.99–$12.99) star boneless or bone-in poultry, drizzled in a signature glaze that underscores the duo's complementary tastes, textures, and zodiac signs. Satisfy seafood hankerings with a shrimp po boy slathered in tangy sauce ($5.99) or a fried-catfish dinner accompanied by a duo of hearty sides, such as candied yams, slow-cooked greens, and creamy mac 'n' cheese ($10.99). A choice of more than 10 stuffed baked potatoes ($4.99–$11.99) transforms the humdrum spud into a tableside celebrity, and the restaurant's family meals ($8.99–$69) supply clans with the energy to tackle overdue tasks such as cleaning the basement or sewing matching sweater vests by hand.
A peckish motorhead's mecca, Quaker Steak & Lube joins the joys of hunger and horsepower under one auto memorabilia-laden roof. The menu, which isn't for the faint of appetite or weak of jaw, dares diners to delve into the Lubeburger, served with sautéed mushrooms, crispy bacon, house hot sauce, and american cheese (8.99). Wings are doused in a dizzying array of sumptuous house-specialty sauces, such as the Buckeye BBQ, ranch, honey mustard, and eternity. Cool décor—pale green walls, bright-green-upholstered seats, and framed memorabilia—complement Quaker Steak & Lube's hot flavors as nicely as bald eagles complement William Howard Taft's toupee.
With a menu spanning omelets to half-pound sirloin burgers, Yours Truly serves up American classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Early-morning favorites such as the greek omelette ($7.60), with roasted red peppers, feta cheese, olives, and spinach, helped the eatery earn the title of 2010 best breakfast from WhereTheLocalsEat.com. The chef stacks the monte cristo ($8.50) with layers of sweet french toast with savory ham, turkey and swiss cheese. A Napa spinach salad topped with grapes, walnuts, strawberries, dried cranberries, and gorgonzola ($7.50) keeps meals as light at a globetrotting eccentric's hot air balloon, and baked mac 'n' cheese ($6.25) or a reuben burger ($7.50) stuffs starving gullets.
Plates piled high with Emerald Isle favorites share real estate on Murphy's Ale House's tables with burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and hearty bowls of beer-cheese soup. Irish staples such as hand-breaded fish and chips and housemade shepherd's pie warm up bellies for upcoming bagpiping marathons. Frothy pints of Guinness pour freely into pint glasses or barbecue sauces, which chefs then use to smother baby back ribs and jumbo chicken wings. Pitas and pretzel buns keep slices of corned beef and ham warm on the coldest of nights, and American-style hoagies and burger sliders supplement the cavalcade of Irish fare. The pub's doors, located just over a mile from Cinemark Valley View, stay open until 2 a.m. daily, keeping patrons up past their bedtimes to take part in nightly events and boisterous football chants.