In 2012, Man v. Food called in Jeremy Wheeler, one of their most trusted competitors, to take on Red Rock Saloon's Unforgiven challenge. As he sidled up to the table, a gravity-defying meal towered before him: atop a pound of French fries sat a fried chicken breast buried between two half-pound bacon cheeseburgers. Encircling the meaty monolith were six ghost-chili chicken wings?and he only had 23 minutes to eat it all. Though it took him until the very last second, Jeremy defeated the meal, becoming only the second person in Red Rock's history to do so.
It?s fitting that Red Rock would dream up a challenge most patrons can?t win?the restaurant is named after a real-life rodeo bull that famously bucked more than 300 riders. When patrons aren?t lining up to ride the mechanical version of Red Rock or listening to live rock and country music, they?re crowding around tables to order from a menu that boasts 2012 Chili Bowl champion Texas red chili. Like Oprah?s address book, the rest of the menu reads like a scrapbook of American pop culture: seasoned chicken crowns the James Dean salad, molasses barbecue sauce sweetens KC Jones wings, and pineapple and jalape?os pile atop a Will Kane pulled-pork sandwich.
Jade Monkey's menu has a martini, iced tea, mojito, classic or specialty cocktail, hard-hitting spirit, or craft, imported, or domestic beer to appease any esophagus. Chase the bubbly Rosie Palmer, a champagne cocktail with PAMA pomegranate liqueur and champagne ($4), with a red-headed slut specialty shot ($3) to jumpstart a sultry summer-night romance. For hops and froth enthusiasts, Jade Monkey's eight on-tap brews (including Ale Asylum Hopalicious, Bell's Seasonal, and New Glarus Spotted Cow) complement a hearty list of craft brews, domestics, and imports. Because an ice-cream truck's jingle only hypnotizes children and stray dogs, adults sweeten hot days with Jade Monkey's ice-cream drinks such as the grasshopper, a creamy whirl of crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and ice cream ($7). Classic cocktails such as the mint julep ($6) are available along with signature creations such as the Dog Sled, a sweet and tart pour featuring Captain Morgan, Southern Comfort, orange juice, and pineapple juice ($4).
Like many of Fox's lavish movie palaces, the Meyer opened in the 1930s, only to see its Spanish Atmospheric touches fade over the years as it became a modern triplex cinema. But once it was converted to its current incarnation as a live performing arts venue, the staff worked hard to restore its opulence, from the midnight-blue sky with twinkling stars to columns decorated with gold leaves. The theater's crown jewel, however, is the Mighty Wurlitzer organ, which was refurbished using the original 1927 blueprint. With its pipes ranging from the size of a pencil to 16 feet, the instrument boasts a range of tones and cinematic sound effects, such as horse hooves, chattering teeth, and David O. Russell roaring at his actors.
Henry and Wanda's serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Racine's Racine district.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Henry and Wanda's.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right.
Shake off your workday and treat yourself to Henry and Wanda's' happy hour.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Henry and Wanda's for easy seating.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Henry and Wanda's to grab a spot on the patio.
Sit back and enjoy the restaurant's live music, or take your table out on the dance floor.
People tend to swarm the restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Henry and Wanda's in jeans and a hoodie.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Henry and Wanda's cater for you.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Pull up curbside and find simple street parking near Henry and Wanda's.
Henry and Wanda's offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
The average check at Henry and Wanda's will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Originally opened in 1927, the Genesee Theatre slowly deteriorated over the course of the century until its closing in 1989. But starting in 2001, a $23 million cash infusion from the city allowed 120 volunteers to restore the theater to its Gilded Age splendor. Its elegant trappings include authentic wall fabrics, an exact replica of the original marquee, and a 2,200-pound chandelier that gently spotlights the grand lobby and every audience member passing underneath to show how everyone is a star if you really think about it.
Find delicious sandwiches at other American favorites at Peabody's Ale House.
Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Peabody's Ale House has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Raise your glass at Peabody's Ale House's happy hour.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Peabody's Ale House.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Peabody's Ale House.
Peabody's Ale House is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Live music is often featured for diners' enjoyment.
With the blasting music and the rambunctious crowd, noise levels at this restaurant can exceed a jackhammer.
Whether you are looking for street or lot parking, Peabody's Ale House is close to both.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Peabody's Ale House, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.