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It's got imaginative cocktails, gallons of craft and mainstream brews, and hearty comfort food, but The Hotch Spot is as much about what you do as what you eat and drink. Depending on the date, there might be a live band rocking out on the stage or a board-game day with a DJ. The bar's '80s and '90s nostalgia permeates everything from the special events to the scrunchie slingshots that land plates on tables. And while the food's homestyle preparation may remind guests of family meals, modern touches such as organic ingredients and craft beers update the fare. Weekend brunches feature the signature Hotch Hash, full of entire refrigerators worth of mix-ins, from broccoli and artichokes to turkey and andouille sausage. At lunch and dinner, burgers, salads, and pizzas quell appetites. The bar pours drafts and cracks open brews from New Glarus, Angry Orchard, and Stella Artois, among others. Bartenders can also mix up a variety of drinks, including The BLT, a bloody mary with Guinness garnished with practically a side salad: bacon, lime, and tomato.
1813 E Kenilworth Pl
Milwaukee,
WI
US
The menu at Pancake Cafe is impressive—almost as impressive as their nine straight awards for Best Breakfast in Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison. For breakfast, the staff serves home-style meals such as oven-baked omelets or house-made biscuits and gravy. The eatery’s namesake comes in unexpected varieties, including an award-winning apple pancake that’s baked for 20 minutes with fresh fruit, baker’s sugar, and Sinkiang cinnamon glaze. Pancake Cafe also whips up gluten-free versions and an old-fashioned potato pancake capped with applesauce or sour cream. They even squeeze fresh orange juice by wringing out a traffic cone as aggressively as possible. At lunch, servers put the waffles down for a nap and begin presenting plates of white-albacore tuna melts, Angus burgers, and Chicago-style italian beef sandwiches.
728 South Gammon Road
Madison,
WI
US
The pizza makers at Palio's Cafe crown regular, whole-wheat, and gluten-free crusts with fresh vegetables, preservative-free sauce, and roasted chicken. Chefs take the burden of putting together the best toppings with 17 specialty pizzas that pair gourmet ingredients such as artichoke hearts, roasted chicken, and fresh basil pesto. Ovens create bubbling pies, stuffed calzones, baked ziti, and italian sub sandwiches that servers carry through both chic, cozy locations. Leather-lined booths and flat-screen televisions keep diners comfortable and entertained while they enjoy Palio's BYOB policy and sip wine or Capri Sun pouches brought from home.
2058 Allouez Ave
Green Bay,
WI
US
For the best pick-me-up in town, grab a cup of java at Coffee Pot. It s easy to find fare you love at Coffee Pot, though fat levels are anything but low. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Coffee Pot has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Parents, bring your kids along to Coffee Pot, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Coffee Pot. Coffee Pot is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties. Pups of all sorts are also welcome at the coffee shop. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Coffee Pot is come-as-you-are. It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Coffee Pot. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Coffee Pot. Drivers will be surprised by the number of street parking spots available near Coffee Pot. Thrifty eaters will also love Coffee Pot's prices, which are generally below $15. Avoid the hunt for an ATM and stop by one on your way to Coffee Pot, a local cash-only restaurant. The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
4914 7th Ave
Kenosha,
WI
US
For a tasty Spanish supper, head over to Olde Madrid. Low-fat alternatives are not available, however, so make sure your waistband has some wiggle room. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Olde Madrid won't disappoint. Olde Madrid is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Olde Madrid. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. Olde Madrid is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. null The average check at Olde Madrid will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
418 6th St
Racine,
WI
US
California cuisine is prepared to perfection at Appleton's Flanagan's Wine Review. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Flanagan's Wine Review's menu does not offer low-fat options. Be sure to complete your meal at Flanagan's Wine Review with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Flanagan's Wine Review's gorgeous patio. Volume levels at the restaurant can approach ear-splitting levels between the noisy crowds and the booming music. null null Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
528 W College Ave
Appleton,
WI
US
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