At Mattuci Winery, "The Thief" isn't a local marauder––it's a libation, a classic bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and malbec. Marked by blackberry and cedar flavors, the blend is just one of the winery's vintages, each of which start as Bordeaux and California fruit varietals. But before they're ready to be bottled or used as alcohol-infused lipgloss, the wines are carefully aged, each spending between 15 and 24 months in an oak barrel.
The athletic mixologists at Rookies Sports Bar serve up a full roster of burgers, sandwiches, and wings alongside frosty glasses of beer and spirits. From their perches on the burgers and dawgs menu, the Chicago-style dog offers cylindrical satiation ($6.95) while the Pounder, a stack of two half-pound patties hoisted upon the back of a titanic bun, runs hunger interference ($10.95). Wings come adorned in a choice of 16 saucy ensembles, such as Jack Daniel's barbecue, hawaiian, feather boa, and lemon pepper ($8.95 for 10, house flavors $1 extra per order). The array of flat-screen TVs competes desperately for eye-time with an enormous assembly of draft and bottled beers, featuring favorites such as Fat Tire, Killian's Irish Red, and Newcastle Brown Ale. A minty mojito ($7.50) off the lineup of specialty drinks freshens the chilled air brought in by the Hypnotic Breeze ($8.50), a concoction of Hpnotiq liqueur, coconut and vanilla rum, blue curacao, and fruit juices that brings back repressed memories of parties attended in past lives.
The Draft may have recently shed its former Wings, Pizza N Things alias, but it remains locally owned and operated by the same team of dedicated industry professionals. Now with more than 37 high-definition televisions lining its walls, The Draft makes it easy to catch virtually every second of the evening's biggest game. Whether you grab a stool at the bar or settle at one of the high-top tables, it's hard not to have an unobstructed view of at least one screen?assuming you can tear your attention away from what's on the table. The menu specializes in hearty comfort foods, including burgers and chicken patties topped with fixings such as bacon, chili, jalape?os, or pure oxygen. To accompany this rib-sticking cuisine, the bar pours more than 30 craft beers?half of which hail from local breweries.
Ceja's Mexican Diner & Grill uses original recipes exclusively, and makes all of its salsa and soups from scratch. The quick-service restaurant greets all of its guests with complimentary baskets of freshly baked tortilla chips and main courses follow in the form of gourmet tacos and Mexican bowls presented on a bed of spanish rice, beans, cheese, and guacamole. No matter the time, Ceja's also offers an all-day breakfast menu. On that, guests find such specialties as huevos divorciados, or two eggs served in a fried corn tortilla.