Behind the headlining comic, dots of light slowly change color, a hypnotic alternative to the brick wall of many other comedy clubs. Long tables stripe the dim room, giving guests plenty of space to savor a menu of burgers, salads, steaks, and other pub grub. But what makes the cabaret of Jokerz Comedy Club really stand out is its gallery of larger-than-life caricatures. Lushly rendered and outlined by shimmering gold frames, the portraits of some of the biz's most legendary names serve as muses for the up-and-comers taking the stage: Sam Kinison, Jerry Seinfeld, the Blues Brothers, and even Cheech and Chong's iconically smoky joyride are immortalized in the baroquely rubber-faced paintings.
Dishing up fresh fare at a range of sophisticated and casual events for more than 60 years, Irene's was recognized as one of The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2010 picks. Patrons can employ their own service talents by picking up eats from the self-service carryout menu, such as an assorted sandwich tray for 12 ($32.95) or fresh vegetable platter for 26 to 35 ($38.95). Hot veggie sides serve about 25 guests, such as the julienne blend, a mélange of fresh carrots, snow peas, and red-pepper strips good for noshing or impromptu games of pick-up sticks ($21.95). Orders off the corporate express catering menu, priced based on a 10-guest minimum, come with delivery and setup. Sandwich and supreme deli-lunch buffets boast a plethora of sides and add-ons ($10.95+ per guest). Power breakfast packages inject energy into foggy minds ($4.95+ per guest), and board-room hot-lunch buffets allow gracious hosts to serve up anything from chicken à la king to homemade lasagna ($4.95+ per guest).
When Sababa's founder and head chef, Ed Wahhab, isn’t whipping up a homestyle menu of Middle Eastern dishes, he can be found in the dining room reading diners' fortunes in the bottoms of their cups of Arabic coffee. Ed’s banter and his love of card tricks create a sense of camaraderie that fills Sababa—Hebrew and Arabic slang for "awesome"—as patrons settle in at the bar, puff strawberry-daiquiri-flavored hookah on the patio, or sample housemade hummus and falafel.
Putting a modern American slant on traditional Mediterranean cuisine, the kitchen flavors beef sliders with kifta spices and creates nachos with pita chips, feta and cheddar cheese, lemon tahini sauce, and a medley of garbanzo beans and vegetables. Bartenders pour wine, crack open bottled beers, and mix up specialty cocktails, such as a manhattan with cardamom and a French martini, whose blend of Chambord, pineapple juice, and vanilla vodka is served in the traditional French way, by a weeping clown.
Guests need not come on bended knee to Speed Queen’s Bar-B-Q. From ribs to beef to fish, this Wisconsin eatery has something for every lover of home-cooked savory food. Using the "largest barbecue pit in the city," all dinners come with bread and coleslaw to round off rib tips, chicken or turkey. For those on a budget, this establishment offers pork, beef or turkey on a bun. Families are welcome to enjoy the Family Feast menu options, which feed up to five people and include a pan of the meat of your choice. For extra large groups of barbecue lovers, Speed Queen’s Bar-B-Q offers catering services as well. Diners wanting to find more of the restaurant’s delicious trademarked sauces can find them in grocery stores in Milwaukee, Madison and Racine. Hungry patrons are in luck as the restaurant is open every day of the week except Sunday.
While the deep dish pizza fad was sweeping the nation decades ago, Ned's Pizza was keeping it real, perfecting its expertise in thin crust. Remember those days when you had more toppings on your pizza than dough? At Ned's, those days never left. Located in southwest Milwaukee, and less than five miles from the Milwaukee Bay, you can dine in the family-friendly dining room or have a seat in the quaint waiting area for your takeout order. The history of Ned's goes back to 1969, just shortly after pizza started getting popular in America. You'll feel the history when you first walk in the door and you'll enjoy a different kind of pizza - the thin-crust style every pizza lover should try at least once in their lifetime.
Here at Le Cakery all of our delicious cakes are baked on-site, from scratch, using the finest, freshest ingredients. We will work with you to create a custom designed cake to reflect the theme of your day. Or choose from our favorite flavor combinations.