Amid earthy-colored walls peppered with Wisconsin Badger relics, diners at Eddie's Alehouse and Eatery are free to kick back and conquer appetites with a host of savory sandwiches and more than 90 different beers. Hungry hoards can commence chew-offs with a dozen chicken drummies ($8.95) before mouth-diving into meaty bun swaddlers such as the pork-tenderloin sandwich ($5.50) or the deep-fried chicken sandwich ($4.75). Signature burgers—including the half-pound Big Eddie burger ($5.50) and the bacon-and-ham-topped Pauly ($5.50)—are culinary constructions more inviting to the tongue than a Martin Van Buren statue fashioned from Ring Pops. To ensure gullets remain properly irrigated, munchers can whet their food highways with a hoppy selection from Eddie's diverse menu of lagers, ales, and stouts.
Domino’s has been decorating dough canvases with flavorful sauces, an assortment of cheeses, and high-quality toppings that range from classic to unconventional since 1960. Domino’s dough is tossed daily and stretched by human hands, not by clumsy catapults and model airplanes flying in opposite directions. Treat friends to a tasteful feast by checking the online menu and crafting a custom masterpizza with Domino's wide range of ingredients. Famished diners too starved to choose their own toppings can select from Domino’s American Legends, featuring signature flavors from throughout the land. Pizzas such as the Pacific Veggie, Honolulu Hawaiian, or Wisconsin 6 Cheese impart all the delicious diversity of a road trip without the hassle of decoding an atlas. Nonpizza fare includes pastas, sandwiches, and breadsticks.
Located inside Pooley's, Diggity's combines the thrill of sports watching with the mirth of snacking. Against the green blaze of large-screen TVs projecting Packers and Badgers football games, servers twirl from table to table, nourishing sports fans with pitchers of beer and plates of double cheeseburgers or Chicago-style hot dogs snuggled with warm potato chips.
The story of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit stretches back to 1941, when the Dallas restaurant served only brisket, ham, beans, chips, and drinks. Now, though the menu might have changed—it now boasts sausages infused with spicy cheddar, pulled pork, and pork ribs—the underlying mission of authentic, pit-smoked meats remains the same. Additionally, the restaurant sweetens meals with complimentary ice cream.
Debbi Fields opened her first cookie shop in 1977, launching what would soon become a household name. Today, Mrs. Fields bakers from all over the world carry on her legacy, whipping up her signature semisweet chocolate-chip cookies with the same top-secret recipe that Mrs. Fields invented. They carefully fold real butter, whole eggs, and pure vanilla into delicate, buttery batters to create soft, chewy cookies that fill nearby nostrils with irresistibly sweet aromas. Using these same ingredients and recipes, they also bake up cookie cakes that can be decorated with colorful icing and personalized messages such as birthday wishes, inside jokes, or bank-account passwords. When they’re not handcrafting milk-chocolate-chip, cinnamon-sugar, and peanut-butter cookie batters into mini, regular, or cake-size cookies, these bakers are busy making gourmet brownies with pecans and walnuts.
My Buddies Bar is more than a place to grab a drink and some grub; it's also a gathering space. Here, gaggles of friends come together to click glasses of domestic brews, share pizzas or baskets of cheese curds, and dig into hearty barbecue and steaks. In addition to wraps and sandwiches, the cooks sizzle burgers, such as the Buddie burger—slathered in barbecue sauce and piled high with shredded beef and onion straws—and sear sesame tuna. Inside the split-level dining room, a higher counter perches above rows of booths and tables, where revelers can catch multiple games on five large-screen projectors. Pool tables host bouts of friendly competition, and live bands serenade audiences with covers of the Golden Girls theme song.