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 kitchens inside La Bamba look a bit different from most. That's because they don't have a freezer or a fryer, and instead focus on fresh food cooked right in front of the customer. The restaurant's chefs start with traditional bolillos—a soft Mexican roll—or tortillas that are made specifically for the restaurant each day. In addition to the as-big-as-your-head La Bamba burrito, they craft tacos and tortas with meat or vegetarian fillings. Chefs then add a spicy touch and splash dishes with their hot sauce, which is so popular people ask for it in bottles or pepper-spray form.
For 37 years, chefs at Open Hearth have stoked wood-grilled fires, searing steaks, ribs, and seafood alongside authentic German dishes that celebrate their cultural roots. Evolving over the years, the menu now lists traditional favorites such as baby back ribs ($24) alongside updated classics including pan-seared duck ($25), served with a refreshing pomegranate-lingonberry glaze and mushroom-and-scallion wild rice. A flavorful house specialty, the 12-ounce prime rib ($25) delivers punches of tender, slow-roasted flavor directly to taste buds. Breaking from tradition, the lightly-breaded wiener schnitzel paired with linguini tossed in a garlic white-wine sauce then topped with parmesan cheese and parsley sates cravings for international eats, and chefs even add a twist to the steadfast burger ($10), eschewing beef in favor of a sweet mix of ground brisket, short ribs, and smoked chorizo. Pair your selection with a bottle of wine or pitcher of Sprecher amber beer before wanderlusting palates end their feast-time foray in the sweet peaks of meringue in Schaum torte ($5) or transport to the tropics of Ireland at the first spoon of Bailey's chocolate mousse ($6), wrapped in orange lace tuile and complemented with banana gelato and pistachio crème anglaise.