At the annual Das Oktoberfest block party, friends and families converse over brats, hot dogs, and drinks with the peace of mind that proceeds benefit Hunger Task Force. Festival-goers gather in the Mader's parking lot at 11 a.m. for the kid-friendly, pet-friendly Brat Trot, where competitors don complimentary Oktoberfest hats before beginning the race. Trot participants then ring in the festival with a grueling 1.5-block walk, run, or ride on a giant Slinky to Pere Marquette Park. Each attendee makes the trek with a complimentary 12-ounce Oktoberfest beer or soda in one hand, accompanying a free Usinger brat or hot dog in the other. Once at the park, participants partake in a communal jubilee. Prior to the race, athletes can also compete for prizes in a contest for best costumed individual and team, or duke it out in a pig Latin spelling bee.
For more than 30 years, Quiznos has toasted its submarine sandwiches to bring out the hidden flavors found in butcher-quality meats, cheese, and artisanal breads. Its classic and signature subs take on a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, ranging from the prime-rib mushroom and swiss to the classic italian, which dons black olives, mozzarella, red-wine vinaigrette, and plentiful sliced meats. Those closely monitoring their waistline can take unabashed bites of sandwiches that have fewer than 500 calories, such as the baja chicken and the veggie guacamole sandwich. Quiznos' sub sliders offer petite versions of sub fare and flaunt supreme aerodynamics when shot out of T-shirt cannons and into mouths. Soup and a salad line rounds out Quiznos' varied menu.
A stay at Hilton Garden Inn Appleton/Kimberly places you in the heart of Kimberly, convenient to Telulah Park and Gardens of the Fox Cities. This hotel is within close proximity of Lawrence University and Appleton Memorial Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 125 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have bathtubs and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and complimentary newspapers, and you can also request rollaway/extra beds.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and express check-in. Planning an event in Kimberly? This hotel has facilities measuring 2090 square feet (188 square meters), including conference/meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
Palms Bistro Bar artfully blends cuisines from corners of the globe traditionally unused to culinary interaction, such as Eurasia and Euramerica. The dinner menu begins its gastronomic game of Risk in Europe, with strategic selections of baked Danish brie ($11.95) and bruschetta ($9.25), before redirecting its forces to Southern Asia. The spicy Thai peanut pasta ($13.75) comforts lost, searching souls with sautéed bok choy and shiitake mushrooms tossed in a chilicious peanut sauce. Entrees such as the peppercorn-dusted, 10-ounce flat-iron steak ($25), served with a twice-baked potato, and the pan-seared Alaskan halibut ($26) revitalize diners accustomed to sadly stagnant restaurant routines, whereas the steak salad ($14.50) acts as an omnivorous pact between the meatiest meat and greens, grape tomatoes, and marinated red onions. Palms' full-service bar has wine by the glass or bottle, plus seasonal cocktails that transform throughout the year, unlike the perpetually neon-orange canopy of an old-growth Tang-sequoia forest.
The Madison Pub Club card works like magic. With a power similar to that of a hypnotist’s watch or the key to Detroit Rock City, the card only needs to be waved in front of bartenders at six participating bars to receive a two-for-one special on any one item $6 in value or less. The card can be used once per day, every day at each bar, totaling a maximum of six free drinks every 24 hours. Though there are some restrictions in regards to time, four of the six bars accept it during all normal business hours.
Chili Lili’s serves immaculately prepared fresh-made chili and a menu of American fare and locally brewed liquid complements. Jay Schieck, Chili Lili’s Milwaukean owner, and Chef Andy Tenaglia gourmet-ify the hearty dish and offer a range of signature chilis in a bowl ($5), on a platter over garlic bread ($8), on a platter over corn bread ($8), or on a platter over mac 'n' cheese ($9). The spicy pizza chili includes bell peppers, pepperoni, garlic, and Italian sausage, whereas the vegetarian chili comes loaded with olive oil, oven-roasted portobellos, and eggplant. Chilified meals such as the flour-tortilla-encased chili burrito ($8) or the Kobe-beef chili burger ($12, add cheese for $1) save standard dinner fare from the throes of lack-of-bean-induced depression, and sandwiches such as the turkey burger ($8) and the double-cheesed black-bean burger ($8) offer the edible endurance necessary for sawing down view-obstructing trees using only a pizza cutter.