Coach's Corner Bar & Grill reverberates with the enthusiastic play-by-play of sportscasters, which bellows from the surround-sound speakers affixed to 23 flat-screen TVs. A row of 15 different draft beers stretches across the bar, and nearby tabletops prop up platters of burgers, fish dinners, ribs, and chicken wings. Throughout the week, the bar bustles with a variety of events and contests—from trivia nights to euchre tournaments—that offer guests a reprieve from less exciting evenings of washing a sink full of dishes or watching a sink full of paint dry.
The service is somewhere between leisurely sit down and blazingly fast, a perfect compliment to the restaurant’s middle-ground nature, though the menu definitely takes the high road. It’s full of the eats that little Italian schoolchildren dream about at the moderate prices papas and mammas sing about in the shower.
CiCi’s Pizza combines the variety of a family-friendly buffet with the thrill of bottomless pizza. Each pie is crafted with dough made from scratch daily and then slathered with homemade marinara and showered with toppings ranging from traditional pepperoni and Italian-style sausage to creative combinations including buffalo chicken and mac 'n' cheese, resulting in more than 28 signature pizzas. The buffet is stocked with a plethora of fresh pastas, such as cavatappi noodles with classic marinara or alfredo sauce, as well as fully customizable signature salads. After they've feasted on savory options, diners can revisit the buffet for dessert including freshly baked brownies, slices of apple pizza, and cinnamon rolls drizzled with icing—or they can eat dessert first, thereby tearing an irreparable hole in the space-time continuum.
Maggie's Magic Muffin House bewitches humdrum mouths with an assortment of house-made pastry pop-ups in original flavors, baked fresh daily. With more than 55 palate-pleasing flavors making rotating appearances, bakery patrons can build their collection of a dozen muffins with such taste-bud-ticklers as Cinnamon Girl, Banana and Walnut Anticipation, pumpkin pie, and the heart high-fiving bran muffin. Bear-hugging each sweet tooth, the Abbey Road blends together a chocolate muffin, chocolate chips, and chocolate fudge drizzled in a halo of marshmallows, and the Miss American pie, a streusel muffin woven together with apples and spices, induces flashbacks of bobby-socked school dances and spontaneous musical numbers during math class.