Since doling out its first wing in 1984, Buffalo Wings and Rings has spread to 50 locations across the United States, powered by the piquant sauces that slather its selection of wings. Sauce options range from the signature buffalo sauce, made from the restaurant's original recipe, to the recently added sweet thai chili, and cooks can tailor each order to five different levels of spice. Savory flavors also permeate handheld fare such as burgers and gyros, and staffers blend up new batches of blue cheese dipping sauce daily to help extinguish flaming tongues.
Eagle Waters Resort spreads out alongside the Three Lakes Chain—28 interconnected bodies of water in Wisconsin's serene, largely untouched Northwoods region. Some of the world’s best snowmobiling trails surround the lakes in the winter. Once the area thaws out, it abounds with fishers, hikers, and Transcendentalist philosophers in their natural habitat. Many of the resort's rustic lodges and cabins feature gleaming hardwood floors, carved furniture, gas fireplaces, and full kitchens. The heated, outdoor pool and in-ground whirlpool open in May. On inclement days, a game room might be just the place to pass the time with a round of high-stakes, no-limit Yahtzee.
After visitors to Habibi’s Gyros and Kabob House pass under the striped awning, they'll likely be greeted by the rich aromas of Mediterranean spices. Specializing in the dishes of Turkey, Greece, and North Africa, the cooks prepare steaming gyros as well as spicy Moroccan chicken and masala curries. A wall of booths draped with curtains and ornate decor lend the space a seductive feel. On some nights, belly dancers sashay across the tiled floor.